Terracotta image of Jain Tirthankar dated fourth century BCE excavated from Ayodhya
Gold carving depiction of the legendary Ayodhya at the Ajmer Jain temple
The Dhanadeva-Ayodhya inscription, first-century BC
Coin of ruler Muladeva, of the Deva dynasty minted in Ayodhya, Kosala. Obv: Muladevasa, elephant to left facing symbol. Rev: Wreath, above symbol, below snake.
Ayodhya in 1785 as seen from river Ghaghara; painting by William Hodges. It depicts the Svargadvar Ghat. A mosque of Aurangzeb period in the background.
United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, showing 'Ajodhia', 1903 map
Deepawali being celebrated at Ram ki Paidi ghat on the banks of Sarayu river in Ayodhya
Panoramic view of Ram ki Paidi ghat
Hanuman Garhi Temple
Sant Sri Paltds Temple
Sign board of Ayodhya Junction railway station
Kanak Bhavan Temple dedicated to Rama and his consort Sita is in the centre of Ayodhya.
Ayodhya Ghaat on the bank Ghaghara river
Ghaghra river, locally known as Saryu, at Faizabad
Hanuman Garhi temple. A young priest is operating the Darshan system.
Vijayraghav Mandir, Ayodhya
Steps on the bank of the Ghaghara

City situated on the banks of holy river Saryu in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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First Tīrthaṅkara (Supreme preacher) of Jainism and establisher of Ikshvaku dynasty.

Idol of Lord Rishabhdeva at Palitana Tirth, Gujarat
Rishabha with mother Marudevi at Palitana
Janma kalyāṇaka from the Kalpa Sutra, c. 14th–15th Century CE
Ruins of ancient Jain settlement from 2nd century BCE in Kankali Tila, Mathura depicting the scene of Nilanjana's Dance from life of Lord Rishabhdeva.
Statuary representing meditation by Rishabhanatha in Kayotsarga posture. (Photo:Ajmer Jain temple)
Rishabhanatha's moving over lotus after attaining omniscience
Mount Kailash or Ashtapad, the Nirvana place of Rishabhdeva.
Svetambara iconography of Rishabhanatha, in which he is identified by the bull stamped or carved below his feet. On the center of his chest is a shrivatsa.
Carving at Ambika Gumpha, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, 2nd century BCE
The famous 15 ft "Bade Baba" idol at Bade Baba temple, Kundalpur
Palitana temples
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Bawangaja, Madhya Pradesh, {{convert|84|feet}}
The {{convert|58.4|feet}} colossal at Gopachal Hill
The {{convert|45|feet}} tall rock cut idol at Chanderi
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Ranakpur Jain temple, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
Adinatha temple, Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vimal Vasahi, Dilwara temples
Panchakuta Basadi

According to traditional accounts, he was born to king Nabhi and queen Marudevi in the north Indian city of Ayodhya, also called Vinita.


River that originates at a ridge south of Nanda Kot mountain in Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand, India.

Especially while it flows through the city of Ayodhya, the birth place of Hindu deity Rama.

Babri Masjid

19th century photo by Samuel Bourne
Site map of Babri Masjid

Babri Masjid (IAST: Bābarī Masjid; meaning Mosque of Babur) was a mosque in Ayodhya, India, at a site believed by many Hindus to be the birthplace of Hindu deity Rama.

Demolition of the Babri Masjid

Illegally carried out on 6 December 1992 by a large group of activists of the Vishva Hindu Parishad and allied organisations.

19th century photo of Babri Masjid

The 16th-century Babri Masjid in the city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, had been the subject of a lengthy socio-political dispute, and was targeted after a political rally organised by Hindu nationalist organisations turned violent.

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (city)

Former capital of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province in Thailand.

Ayutthaya is shown in the Fra Mauro map of the world (approximately 1450 CE, with south at the top) under the name "Scierno", derived from the Persian "Shahr-I-Naw", meaning "New City"
Ayutthaya skyline, photographed by John Thomson, early 1866
St. Joseph's Church
Ayutthaya railway station
Buddhist monk in Ayutthaya
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Mahathat, Ayutthaya historical park
Floating market of Ayutthaya
Thammikarat temple
Ayutthaya city centre at night

Ayutthaya is named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana (Thai, Ramakien); phra (from Khmer: ព្រះ Preah) is a prefix for a noun concerning a royal person; nakhon designates an important or capital city (from Sanskrit: Nagar); the Thai honorific sri or si is from the Indian term of veneration Sri.

Ram Janmabhoomi

Site that is hypothesized to be the birthplace of Rama, believed to be the seventh avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu.

Ayodhya disputed site map
The earliest map of Ram Janmasthan at Ayodhya (1717 CE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing "Bhoomi Pujan" at the foundations of the temple in August 2020

Modern-day Ayodhya is in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Faizabad division

Administrative geographical unit of Uttar Pradesh state in India.

Faizabad division

Ayodhya is the administrative headquarters of the division.

Oudh State

Princely state in the Awadh region of North India until its annexation by the British in 1856.

The Kingdom of Oudh in 1760 (Sapphire blue)
Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II.
The Kingdom of Oudh in 1760 (Sapphire blue)
Nawab Nasiruddin Haider
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah
Begum Hazrat Mahal

In 1740, his successor Safdar Jang moved the capital of the state from Ayodhya to Faizabad.

Uttar Pradesh

State in northern India.

A part of the Gangetic Plain
Monsoon clouds over Indirapuram
Divisions of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh is the largest subdivion by population in the world. The red area has a smaller population than Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), the lower house of the bicameral legislature.
Logo of Uttar Pradesh Police, the largest police force in the world.
Sown saplings of rice in a paddy; located in the rich fertile Indo-Gangetic Plain, agriculture is the largest employment generator in the state.
IT premise in Noida, which is known for infrastructure and services, as well as high-end housing complexes.
A section of Delhi–Noida Direct Flyway
Indian field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
JRHU is the world's first school for the handicapped
Central Drug Research Institute, an autonomous multidisciplinary research institute
Kumbh Mela 2013 at Sangam, Allahabad
The battle of Kurukshetra, folio from the Mahabharata
Kathak dancer performing
Devotees inside Krishna temple during Lathmaar Holi
Uttar Pradeshi thali with naan, sultani dal, raita, and shahi paneer
Paan (betel leaves) being served with silver foil
Anandabodhi tree in Jetavana Monastery, Sravasti
A hybrid nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) showing nectar spur, found mainly in Hardoi district
View of the Terai region
The threatened Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian found in the Ganges River

Uttar Pradesh has several historical, natural, and religious tourist destinations, including Agra, Aligarh, Ayodhya, Kushinagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Vrindavan.

Solar dynasty

Founded by the legendary king Ikshvaku.

Medieval era Indian art depicting King Ikshvaku (Lord Rishabhdeva) imparting the skill of pottery to his people.

A. K. Mozumdar states that Manu is the one who built a city on the Sarayu and called it Ayodhya meaning the 'invincible city'.