Ram Janam Bhoomi, Ayodhya - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: In Ram Kot Area

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Ayodhya Junction, Ram Janmabhoomi or Ram Janam Bhoomi is a sacred place situated in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the popular temples in Uttara Pradesh, and among the must-include places in Ayodhya tour packages.

Although Ayodhya is generally referred to as the birthplace of Shri Ram, there is actually a specific place in Ram Kot Ward of the city where Lord Rama was born. Ram Janam Bhoomi is believed to have been the exact birthplace of the Hindu deity, Lord Ram. This holy place has been regarded as the first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in India, and among the must visit places in Ayodhya Darshan.

The Ram Janmabhoomi site is where the famous Babri Masjid once stood. It is believed that the Mughals demolished a Hindu shrine to build this mosque at the birthplace of Lord Ram. In 1992, a group of Hindu nationalists tore down the Babri Masjid which led to a series of violent riots across India. After being a conflicted site for decades, the Ram Janmabhoomi land was handed over to a trust by the Supreme Court of India to build the Ram Temple in 2019. An alternate 5 acres of land was also given to the Sunni Waqf Board to build a mosque.

The construction for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was started in August 2020. While the construction may take a few years to complete, many people still visit this temple to pay their respects to Lord Ram. The proposed design of the temple is grand and magnificent. The actual site where the new temple is being constructed is under heavy security and to have the darshan of the Lord Ram's idol (which would be later installed at the new temple), one had to pass through 3-tier heavy security. On the north-western side of the temple, another important temple known as Sita ki Rasoi is located.

Timings: 8 AM - 11 AM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM

Entry: Free