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(əˈyoʊd yə)

a city in E Uttar Pradesh, in N India; a suburb of Faizabad: one of the seven most sacred Hindu centers.
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59 Hindu pilgrims while returning from Ajodhya were burnt to ashes.
Ajodhya Prasad Das, an employee said, "At this exhibition, we display unique handicrafts made by tribal communities of India.
Maharshi Panini wrote world's first grammar in Panini ashram, Gulmi, Nepal; Dasharath the king of Ajodhya, came to Resunga to visit Maharshi for PutrestiYagya.
Like the Hindu fascists in India that destroyed the historic Babri mosque in Ajodhya, BBS wants to destroy a 10th-century mosque in Ratnapura District.
According to the Dasaratha Janaki, one of the Buddhist birth stories, Rama, whom it describes both as the brother and husband of Site, was the king of Kasha and not Ajodhya where his modern devotees (Ramabhaktas) demolished a medieval mosque leading to a communal holocaust in the country.
Some uses of ethnomedicines in Ajodhya hill region of Purulia district were reported by Sur et al, 1992b.
RAE BARELI, March 26, 2010 (Frontier Star ): In a setback to L K Advani in the Babri Masjid demolition case, a senior IPS officer today told a special CBI court here that the BJP leader made provocative speech at Ajodhya on the day the structure was brought down 17 years ago.
ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The President of Bhartiya Janshakti Party, Uma Bharti has said that she is ready to own responsibility for the demolition of Babri Mosque at Ajodhya and has no problem even if she is hanged on the issue.