Evey inch of land in Ayodhya evokes emotion and inspiration at a same time. The city belongs to Lord Rama and his folks and that is what makes this city so attached and relevant to the Indian Psyche. It is in this very town that Raja Ram was born. Ram grew up to become Maryada Purushottam, the best among the dignified. It is at this very place that he was exiled and was bestowed with kingdom when he returned after vanquishing the evil.
Ayodhya has otherwise remained in the eyes of storm since decades. The main controversy was related to a 5 centuries old mosque named Babri Masjid. Born-again Hindus claimed that the mosque has been built on the same site where Lord Rama was born. They claimed that the mosque has been built after pulling down the existing temple. The situation worsened in the year 1992 when cadets of RSS, VHP and other right leaning groups pulled down the historical mosque. The issue led to communal riots that engulfed whole nations and killed thousands. The place still remains in the eyes of storm.
But the city of Rama is not just about blood, orgy and communal frenzy. The city invokes inspiration among the general Indians cutting across religious lines. Lord Rama has been attached to the Indian Psyche and has remained inseparable. He has been bestowed upon with the title of 'The most dignified among the dignified' and is held in high esteem by every Indian irrespective of his class, creed or religion. The sheer story of Rama provides unparallel examples of piety, dignity, love, brotherhood, chastity, chivellory, morality and forgiveness,,,,,,
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Photo taken in Ram Katha Park, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh 224123, India
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