Ayodhya Ram Mandir
ram Janmabhoomi is the birthplace of rama in Ayodhya, an ancient city of India. Ayodhya is situated on the bank of the
river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh and one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites Saptapuri for Hindus
ram Janmabhoomi (literally, "rama's birthplace") is the name given to the site that many Hindus believe to be the
birthplace of rama, the 7th avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
The ramayana states that the location of rama's birthplace is on the banks of the Sarayu river in the city of Ayodhya.
A section of Hindus claim that the exact site of rama's birthplace is where the Babri Masjid once stood in the present-
day Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. According to this theory, the Mughals demolished a Hindu shrine that marked the spot, and
constructed a mosque in its place. People opposed to this theory state that such claims arose only in the 18th century,
and that there is no evidence for the spot being the birthplace of rama.
The political, historical and socio-religious debate over the history and location of the Babri Mosque, and whether a
previous temple was demolished or modified to create it, is known as the Ayodhya dispute.
In 1992, the demolition of Babri Masjid by Hindu nationalists triggered widespread Hindu-Muslim violence. Since then,
the archaeological excavations have indicated the presence of a temple beneath the mosque rubble.
Several other sites, including places in other parts of India, Afghanistan, and Nepal, have been proposed as birthplaces