Ayodhya Ram Mandir: A Pilgrimage Destination for Devotees Around the World

Ayodhya, is a place with immense significance especially for the believers and the followers of the ideals of Lord Ram. The story starts when King Dasarath was in a mid-life crisis desperate for conceiving a child, Sage Vashisth advised him to conduct the Puthresthi Yagna, a fire sacrifice ritual for conceiving a child. At the same time the gods were seeking for a saviour to descend and end the tyranny of King Ravana. The situation seemed convenient and thus Lord Vishnu descended onto the Earth, reincarnating for the 7th time in the womb of Queen Kausalya, in the city by the fertile banks of the Saryu river, as the rightful heir to the throne.

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