Ayodhya

city of India

Ayodhya (Hindustani: [əˈjoːdʱːjaː] (About this soundlisten); IAST: Ayodhyā) is a city in Uttar Pradesh state of India. The Ramayana tells that Raam, a god of Hindus, was born in Ayodhya. Ayodhya is on the bank of the Sarayu River. The city is about five kilometers east of Faizabad, another important city of Uttar Pradesh.

Ayodhya

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Ram ki Paidi Ghat, Ayodhya Ghaat on the Ghaghara river, Kanak Bhawan Temple, Vijayraghav Mandir in Ayodhya
Ayodhya is located in Uttar Pradesh
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Ayodhya is located in India
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Coordinates: 26°48′N 82°12′E / 26.80°N 82.20°E / 26.80; 82.20Coordinates: 26°48′N 82°12′E / 26.80°N 82.20°E / 26.80; 82.20
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictFaizabad
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyAyodhya Municipal Corporation
 • MayorRishikesh Upadhyay, BJP
Area
 • Total79.8 km2 (30.8 sq mi)
Elevation
93 m (305 ft)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total55,890
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Language
 • OfficialHindi[2]
 • Additional officialUrdu[2]
 • RegionalAwadhi[3]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
PIN
224001
Telephone code05278
Vehicle registrationUP-42
Websiteayodhya.nic.in

The Ramayana tells that Ayodhya was the capital city of Raam’s kingdom. Raam was a form (an avatar) of Vishnu. Ayodhya is one of the seven most holy cities of Hindus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "AYODHYA in Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh)". .citypopulation.de. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. p. 49. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. "Awadhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 7 May 2019.