Ayodhya

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Density

4,849 /km2 (12,559 /sq mi)

Elevation

93 metres (305 ft)

Ayodhya About this sound pronunciation (Hindi: अयोध्या, IAST Ayodhyā) is an ancient city of India, the old capital of Awadh, in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya is described as the birth place of Hindu god Sri Rama, and the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. This Hindu holy city is described as early as in the Hindu Epics. Ayodhya has an average elevation of 93 metres (305 feet).

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Etymology

As the saying goes the city is named after King Ayudh. He was the founder of this city and hence came the name Ayodhya. It has been mentioned in the ancient Hindu scriptures that King Ayudh was the forefathers of Lord Rama. The same ragvanshi kul had the great king Raja HarishChandra.

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