Ayodhya


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A·yodh·ya

also A·jodh·ya  (ə-yōd′yə)
A former village of northern India on the Ghaghara River, now a joint municipality with Faizabad, near Lucknow. Long associated with Hindu legend, it is a pilgrimage center and one of the seven sites sacred to Hindus.

Ayodhya

(ɑːɪˈjəʊdjɑː)
n
(Placename) an ancient town in N India, in Uttar Pradesh state: as the birthplace of Rama it is sacred to Hindus; also a Buddhist centre. Also called: Ayodha, Awadh or Oudh
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Summary: Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 30 (ANI): BJP MP from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday asserted that Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya in the same manner by which Article 370 was abrogated from Jammu and Kashmir.
Nationalherald New delhi Even after 26 years, the memories of the Babri Masjid demolition continue to be vivid in the memories of the residents of Ayodhya. Mohammed Azim, an auto-driver in Ayodhya, still recalls the frightening night of December 6, 1992, when he along with a group of other Muslim residents of the temple town had taken shelter in the farm fields fearing for their lives.
The Minister asserted that the public sentiment across the country was in favour of building a massive Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
HASHIM Ansari has demanded a ban on the book Facts of Ayodhya Episode ( Myth of Ram Janmbhoomi) .
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticised the state government of Uttar Pradesh for banning a 'yatra' (pilgrimage) planned by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the communally sensitive city of Ayodhya. It is a move that can be politically precarious for the Indian right-wing BJP in an election year, as it seeks to regain power in the 2014 election under its controversial but popular development mascot Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Summary: Modi, who was recently appointed the BJP's campaign head for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, had been invited to attend a function being organised in Ayodhya from June 19 to 22.
1 -- There was a sense of relief all over the country on Thursday as the Allahabad High Court verdict on the disputed Ayodhya site was generally well received by the political parties and the public.
AYODHYA, India -- The state-sponsored Archaeological Survey of India has found no evidence of Hindu temple remains under the ruins of a mosque in Ayodhya northern India.
I was at work on February 27 when an e-mail arrived with the news that Muslim extremists in the Indian state of Gujarat had immolated fifty-eight Hindus, most of them women and children, who were returning by train from the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, which is just fifty miles from my parents' home.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad members on the train shouted slogans vowing to build a Hindu temple at the site of a razed mosque in Ayodhya, an Indian holy town in northern Uttar Pradesh State.
This resulted in the murder of over a thousand people, mostly Muslims, and culminated on December 6 with the razing to the ground of the Babri Masjid mosque in Ayodhya, northern India.