Hanuman Garhi, Uttar Pradesh

Hanuman Garhi Temple is the most important and sacred place of Ayodhya. The Lord Hanuman is one of the five Chiranjivees "The Immortals" and this place is devoted to him. When Lord Ram was Leaving the mortal world after accomplishing his phenomena, he ceded the reign of Ayodhya to Hanuman, his best Bhakt or devout.

Hanuman Garhi Temple is located within the city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh (a state in India). The temple was built in the shape of a fort in the centre of the city and it takes 76 steps to the temple. It is also said that while walking barefoot towards the temple and with a pure mind, whatever wish you have will be granted by Lord Hanuman. Apart from the idol of Lord Hanuman, a statue of Maa Anjani (Lord Hanuman's mother) and Bal Hanuman (Child version of Lord Hanuman) is also present in the temple. In the front of the central shrine an elevated veranda is made where Mahant, the Chief Priest and other priests delver sermons from time to time and devotees sit to worship and assimilate the holy energy. Since Lord Hanuman is also considered as the reincarnation of Lord Shiva, the Hanuman Garhi temple is one of the most famous temples amongst the Hindus.

The Ram Navami and Chaudah Kosi Parikrama is the Major Festival celebrated in the temple and that day thousands of devotees visit the temple and offer prayers. It is the faith of some people here that Lord Hanuman by dwelling in this cave has been taking care of the Ram Janmabhoomi at Ramkot. The Prasad, flowers and pooja shops are all around the temple. Hanuman Garhi Temple is in the category of “Must visit shrine” in Ayodhya.

Accessibility : Ayodhya is well connected city with Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur and Prayagraj (Formerly Allahabad). The nearest airports is Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, the distance is about 135 KM and the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi, the distance is about 200 KM. Ayodhya is about 135 KM away from Lucknow, about 200 KM away in Varanasi, about 165 KM away in Allahabad and about 175 KM away in Gorakhpur. The Railway network connects Ayodhya directly with nearest cities like Lucknow and Varanasi.

There are many dharmashalas and budget hotels to provide the good accommodations.

Timings

Hanuman Garhi temple open at 5:00 AM To 10:00 PM

 

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