Dashrath Mahal is an epitome of devotion, serenity and childhood memories of Lord Rama.

Dashrath Mahal, Ayodhya
Dashrath Mahal, Ayodhya

Namaste!

Welcome to the retreat of divine readings at www.onindianpath.com. Let’s unfold the facts about another marvellous temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya, Dashrath Mahal.

Introduction

Lets peep into the lives and significant places of Shri Ram as mentioned in our ancient text if Hinduism.

Ayodhya is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus all over the world, as it is the birthplace of Shri Ram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. One can feel the essence of devotion and hear echoes of Ram Naam in all the streets of Ayodhya.

Moreover, the tranquility of this pious place does not end here; it also houses various places and temples dedicated to different events of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. In our series of exploring the majestic temples of Ayodhya, we are now moving forward to Dashrath Mahal.

Likwise, in my previous blog on Ram Mandir and Kanak Bhawan, I have tried to showcase the originality and serenity of these modest edifices to the fullest.

Dashrath Mahal, a palace of King Dashrath has witnessed the childhood memories of Lord Rama and his brothers so closely and majestically on to its walls and intricate paintings and carvings. Now, it has turned into a temple housing idols of Lord Rama and his family members.

Indeed, it is also called Bada Asthan or Badi Jagah.

Significance of Dashrath Mahal

Meanwhile, Dashrath Mahal holds profound significance culturally and religiously. This magnificent temple attracts thousands of Rambhakt(followers of Lord Rama) and tourists from all over the country and worldwide. Nonethelss, it serves as a vision and experience of many adhyaya(chapters) of Ramayana at this splendid oasis of Lord Rama.

However, this shrine is an embodiment of devotion, marking a connection between mythology and reality.

History of Dasharath Mahal

Furthermore, the story behind Dashrath Mahal revolves around the deep-rooted reverence for Lord Rama. It is believed that the palace was built to honor the memory of King Dashrath and his dutiful son, Lord Rama.

Apparently, the timely renovations, intricate architecture, and fine design have been done to uphold the essence of the epic Ramayana and the legacy of the kingdom.

Key feature of Dashrath Mahal

  • Firstly, Dasrath Mahal is a beautiful Edifice of original Dashrath Mahal at same site stood thousands of years ago.
  • With advent of time and evolution of Yugas, this Mahal has been revamped and renovated many a times.
  • Secondly, Dashrath Mahal has been an arena of all the mischievous and innocent balleela of Shir Ram. As per historical records, managemnt have taken every suitable effort to maintain the originality and serenity of the palace.
  • While entering the palace, one can have divine darshana of Lord Hanumana.
  • One get entranced with echoes of Jai Shri Ram at the premises of Dasrath Mahal.
  • Similarly, the vibes of the Bhawan were so wonderful that I could sense the calmness and see the gratified faces there.
  • Particulalry, the ambiance and devotion in the air captivated My sense so intensely that I was wondering how I joined the marathon of chanting Ram tarak Mantra(Jai Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram) with other people in chorus.
  • Craftmanship amd artistry on walls and ceilings are self exemplary to define the intricate carvings and paintings.
  • Lastly, this vivacious building stages idols of King Dasharatha, his 3 wives, Kaushalya, Keikayi and Sumitra alongwith Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughana.
  • Although, there are grand celebrations on festivals like Ram Navami, Diwali, Holi, Dev Diwali etc.

Timings

Morning : 8:00 AM – 12 o clock

Evening: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Morning Aarti : 6:00 AM -7 : 00 AM(inbetween this timeslot)

Evening Aarti : 9 :00 PM -10:00 PM(inbetween this timeslot)

How to Reach Dashrath Mahal

Certainly, one can reach Dashrath Mahal, Ramkot, Ayodhya, easily by following means:

a) By Air: Recently, Ayodhya has its own airport welcoming all the tourists and devotees at Maharishi Valmiki International Airport. Likewise, this place can also be accessed through different airports in nearby cities.

b) By Road: Ayodhya is well connected to major cities through highways.

c) By Train: Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station is duly connected to all the rail routes majorly plying in the country.

Conclusion

In the busy hustle of metro city life, we forget to live the moment and be grateful to the almighty for giving so much to us. I observe this sense of gratitude and contentment after visiting Ayodhya Dham. Somehow, my urge to be in retrace of being no.1, always worrying about future, being anxious to success every hour had made my life disrupted and out of track. Eventually, chanting mantras and Ramnaam, singing and dancing in kirtans and bhajan at temples spellbinders my senses and made me realised the essence of being human and a devotee of Shri Ram.

I am sure if you are enthralled with this blog, then pack your bags to witness majestic architecture, divine temples and pretty palace hosting the decorated and ornamented entrance with beautiful paintings.

Jai Shri Ram.

Wish you a great time ahead.

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