Kanak Bhawan is an enduring connection between devotees and Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.

Kanak Bhawan

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Introduction

Kanak Bhawan is not merely a structure of stone and mortar, but is a timeless embodiment of devotion and live rich heritage of our cultural and religious values. After Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, devotees seek blessings from Kanak Bhawan.

Apparently, it is a gateway to transcendence situated at Tulasi Nagar of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. One can feel the bliss of ancient tales at Kanak Bhawan. This mesmerising live recital of Ramayana is a testament to devotion, heritage and architectural finesse.

History of Kanak Bhawan

Moreover, the piousness of the Sarayu River, adds charm of this ancient palace called Kanak Bhawan. Further, this revered building, also known as Sone ka Bhavan or Suvarna Mahal. As per legends, it was made of pure gold when gifted to Goddess Sita. Thousands of devotees come to seek the spiritual and religious majesty of the bhawan.

According to the epic Ramayana, when Lord Rama married Goddess Sita in the Swayamvar (a marital ceremony where bride chooses suitable groom as per required conditions), he envisioned a separate palace for Mata Sita. Eventually, this idea of creating a separate palace for Goddess Sita appeared in the dream of Kaikeyi, Lord Rama’s stepmother. Since Kaikeyi held great affection for Ramji, she requested King Dasharatha to construct a gold palace for his new daughter-in-law, Sita. However, King Dasharatha tasked Vishwakarma, the architect of the heavens, with creating Kanak Bhawan with its intricate architecture.

Amazing facts about Kanak Bhawan

Likewise, there are many key highlights which will amaze you :

a) Firstly, Kanak Bhawan was made of pure gold with intricate gems and rare stones as ordered by King Dashratha.

b) Secondly, Kanak Bhawan was there for Mata Sita. Hence, no man was allowed to enter except Lord Rama. Even, Lord Hanumana was also not allowed to enter the Bhawan without the permission of Goddess Sita.

c) Similarly, it showcases delicate carvings, intricate jali work and ornate domes that mesmerises the devotees and tourists to another level of amazement.

d) Also, Kanak Bhawan is a timeless portal, where every pillar, archway and courtyard speaks volumes about the craftsmanship of ancient artisans.

e) Because of its Bundelkhand architectural style, marvelous structure and association with Lord Rama and Mata Sita, many pilgrims travel from all over the country every year to worship the deities.

f) Although, there are three pairs of idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. As per legends, King Kush(son of Shri Ram) established the older pair of deity.

g) Additionally, these idols are gold crowned.

h) As per historical background, this sumptuous palace was originally built by Vikramaditya. Later, it was renovated by Vrishbhanu Kumari, queen of Orchha, in 1891 AD. In addition to, the largest pair of idol of Shri Ram and Mata Janaki was installed by Queen Vrishabhu Kumari. Currently, this temple is managed by the Sri Vrishbhan Dharma Setu Trust Private Limited.

i) As per ancient text, in Treta Yuga, Shri Krishna installed the smallest one in the three pairs. As per legends, Lord Krishna gave the pair of idols to a woman, asking her to bury the idol in the ground where she leaves her body after death.

j) Lastly, Kanak Bhawan is a sanctuary for soul. It is an endeavor of festivals with grandeur. Particularly, Ram Navami, Diwali, Holi, Ram-Sita Vivah, Sita Ashtami, Hanuman Jayanti etc. are celebrated with great devotion and glee.

How to Reach

If you are planning to dive into the aura of reverence and serenity, where echoes of ancient prayers mingle with the whispers of the present, Ayodhya is a the right destination.

One can easily reach Kanak Bhawan by following ways :

By Air: One can reach Kanak Bhawan by flight to Mahirishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya from his respective city. Even, devotees and tourists can also opt for other airports at Lucknow ,Gorakhpur, Prayagraj and Kashi well connected to the sacred Dham. Furthermore, there are Buses and Cab service to reach the destination.

By Train: Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station is connected to all the major railway stations of the country by many train routes.

By Road: Ayodhya Dham is well connected to all metropolitan and major cities via Lucknow expressway Highway. Infact, there are regular buses from Delhi, Gorakhpur and Lucknow to Ayodhya Dham. One can also avail pre and post paid taxi services from local tour operators.

Timings of Kanak Bhawan

Morning Timings : 8 AM to 11 AM

Evening Timings : 4:30 PM to 9 PM

Morning Aarti : 8 AM

Evening Aarti : 7 PM

Shayan Aarti : 9 PM

Conclusion

Thus, Kanak Bhawan is said to be a sacred abode of Lord Ram and Sita, where their divine presence is felt in every corner. Devotees offer their prayers and seek blessings, entrusting the divine visit to Kanak Bhawan bringing prosperity, happiness and divine grace in their lives.

Kanak Bhawan is a living embodiment of devotion, history and significance of being Shri Ram at historic times. Nonetheless, this blog takes you to the depths of our spiritual heritage and architectural marvels, are inspiration for many Rambhakts.

After visiting Kanak Bhawan, I strongly felt the sacredness, timeless truths and aura of righteousness and virtues of Ram ji. I witnessed a deep-seated belief in the power of faith, with reverence for the divine and a celebration of heritage.

Jai Shri Ram

Wish you a great time ahead. Keep growing with us.

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