Ayodhya is Lord Ram Birth Place.
History of Ayodhya
Ayodhya, one of the ancient cities of India, is considered the first of the holy and most ancient Sapta Puris in Hindu mythological history. The Sapta Puris include Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya (Haridwar), Kashi, Kanchi, Avantika (Ajayini) and Dwarka. The earliest description of Ayodhya is found in the Atharvaveda. In the Atharvaveda, Ayodhya is described as ‘the city of God’, ‘Ashtachakra Navdwara by Devanam Purvayodhya’. Let’s know its ancient and mythological history.
According to mythological stories, when Manu asked Brahma to build a city for himself, he took him to Vishnu.
1. Vishnuji described him as a suitable place in Awadhdham. Vishnu sent Devashilpi Vishwakarma along with Brahma and Manu to settle this city. Apart from this, Maharishi Vasistha was also sent with him to find a suitable place for his Ramavatar. It is believed that Lashabhoomi was chosen by Vasishta on the banks of the river Saryu, where Vishwakarma built the city. According to Skandpuran, Ayodhya is seated on the wheel of Lord Vishnu.
2. This city, situated on the banks of river Saryu, was founded by Vaivaswat Manu Maharaj, son of Vivaswan (Surya) according to Ramayana. According to the history of the Mathurs, Vaivasvata Manu happened around 6673 BC. Kashyap was born to Brahmaji’s son Marichi. Vyasvan from Kashyapa and Vaivasvata Manu were the sons of Vivasvan. The Vaivasvata Manu had 10 sons- Il, Ikshvaku, Kushnam, Arishta, Dhristha, Narishyant, Karush, Mahabali, Sharyati and Prajadha.
In this only the Ikshvaku clan expanded. There have been many great majestic kings, sages, Arihants and Gods in the Ikshvaku clan. In the Ikshvaku clan, Prabhu Shriram followed. Ayodhya was ruled by people of this dynasty till the Mahabharata period. In this dynasty, King Ramachandraji’s father Dasaratha was the 63rd ruler.
3.Ikshvaku ruled over a very large area of India, making Ayodhya his capital. Ikshvaku had three sons: – 1. Kukshi, 2. Nimi and 3. Dandak sons were born. The son of Ikshvaku’s first son Kukshi was named Vikukshi. Vikukshi’s sons were Bana and Bana’s son Ananya. Prithu and Prithu and Prithu were born from Ananya. Trishanku’s sons became Dhundumar. Dhundmar’s son’s name was Yuvnashv.
The son of Yuvnashv was born and Susandhi was born from Mandhatata. Susandhi had two sons – Dhruvasandhi and Prasenjit. Dhruvsandhi’s sons became Bharata. In the total of Kukshi, ahead of Bharat, Sagara, Bhagiratha, Raghu, Ambarish, Yayati, Nabhag, Dasaratha and Lord Rama. All of the above ruled Ayodhya. Earlier Ayodhya used to be the capital of India, Later it became Hastinapur.
4. Ikshvaku’s second son Nimi was the king of Mithila. In this Ikshvaku dynasty, King Janak became very much later King Nimi’s guru was Rishi Vasistha. Nimi became the 21st Tirthankara of Jainism. In this way, this dynasty tradition went on to Harishchandra Rohit, Vrisha, Bahu and Sagar. King Sagara had two women – Prabha and Bhanumati. Prabha received sixty thousand sons from Arvagni and only one son named Bhanumati, whose name was Asmanjas.
The legend is very famous that sixty thousand sons of Sagara were consumed by the curse of Kapil Muni in the Hades and then in the tradition of confusion, Bhagiratha celebrated Ganga and saved his ancestors. In this way many famous kings were born under Suryavanshi Ikshvaku dynasty. All the above people ruled Ayodhya. You will find the stories of everyone in detail in Jain and Hindu Puranas.
5. The sons of Bhagirath were Kakutstha and the son of Kakutstha was Raghu. This dynasty became the name of Raghuvansh after Raghu, because he was a very bright and powerful king. Then the family of Rama is also called Raghukul. Raghu’s sons grew up. The sons of Vriddhi were Shankhan and the son of Shankhan was Sudarshan. Sudarshan’s son’s name was Agnivarna.
Agnivarna’s son Tadag and Tadag’s son died. The sons of Maru were Prasushruk and Ambushish, the son of Prasushruk. Ambarish’s son’s name was Nahush. Nayusha’s sons Yayati and Yayati’s sons were not. Nabhag’s son’s name was Aj. Aja’s sons became Dasharatha and these four sons of Dasaratha are Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna. Valmiki Ramayana – -51-59 to 72. Read About Dwarka Lord Krishna Place
Foundation stone of Ram Temple
The day of 5 August 2020 has been recorded in golden letters in the history of Ram temple. 5 August 2020: Bhoomi Poojan program of Ram Mandir. Invited 175 people including PM Narendra Modi, RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Sadhu-saints. PM Modi first appeared in Hanumangarhi after reaching Ayodhya. Involved in Bhoomi Poojan program of Ram Mandir.
From 1528 to 2020, 492 years of history took many turns. Some milestones were also crossed. Especially the day of 9 November 2019 when the Constitutional Bench of 5 judges pronounced the historic decision. The Ayodhya land dispute case has been one of the longest running cases in the country. Year 1528: Mir Baqi, the warlord of Mughal emperor Babur, built a mosque (at the disputed site). The Hindu community claimed that this place is the birthplace of Lord Rama and there was an ancient temple here. According to the Hindu side, below the main dome was the birthplace of Lord Rama. The Babri Masjid had three domes.
From the years 1853–1949: In 1853 there were riots around this place for the first time. In 1859 the English administration erected fences around the disputed site. Muslims were allowed to worship inside the structure and Hindus outside on the platform.
In 1949: The real controversy started on 23 December 1949, when the idols of Lord Rama were found in the mosque. Hindus said that Lord Rama appeared, while Muslims alleged that someone quietly kept the idols there at night. The UP government ordered the removal of the idols, but District Magistrate (DM) KK Nair expressed his inability to carry out the order out of fear of riots and feelings of Hindus. The government locked it up as a disputed structure.
In Year 1950: Two applications were filed in Faizabad Civil Court. In this, permission was granted to worship Ramlala in one and permission to keep the idol of Lord Ram in the disputed structure in the other. In 1959, Nirmohi Arena filed a third petition.
In1961: The UP Sunni Waqf Board filed an application demanding the possession of the disputed site and the removal of statues.
Year 1984: In 1984, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad set up a committee to replace the disputed structure with a temple.
1986: On the petition of UC Pandey, District Judge KM Pandey of Faizabad on 1 February 1986 ordered the Hindus to remove the lock from the structure while allowing them to worship.
December 6, 1992: Millions of activists of other Hindu organizations, including VHP and Shiv Sena, demolish the disputed structure. Communal riots broke out across the country, killing more than 2 thousand people.
Year 2002: Anarchist Muslims set fire to a train carrying Hindu activists in Godhra, killing 58 Hindus people. Because of this, more than 2 thousand people died in the riots in Gujarat
KK Mohammed said that materials of all archaeological significance are likely to be revealed at the site of birth. After the Allahabad High Court’s order in 2003, the ASI team has mentioned it in their report. He said that the structure of temples of 12th century and earlier is also likely to be found while digging the foundation. If, like the Akshardham temple, the remains found from the birthplace are decorated under the new Ram temple by making a museum, then it will be a big achievement for the whole history.
Allahabad High Court Decision
In 2010: The Allahabad High Court, in its judgment, ordered the disputed site to be divided into 3 equal parts between the Sunni Waqf Board, Ramlala Virajaman and Nirmohi Akhara.
In 2011: The Supreme Court stayed the Allahabad High Court’s decision on the Ayodhya dispute.
8 March 2019: The Supreme Court sent the case for arbitration. The panel was asked to conclude the proceedings within 8 weeks. 2 August 2019: The Supreme Court said that the arbitration panel failed to resolve the case.
August 6, 2019: Daily hearing of Ayodhya case starts in Supreme Court. 16 October 2019: Hearing in Ayodhya case completed. The Supreme Court reserved the verdict.
9 November 2019: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Ram temple. 2.77 acres of disputed land got to Hindu side. Order to provide 5 acres of land separately for the mosque.
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