Temple tour Ayodhya Naimaisharnaya can be visited in two /three night from lucknow . Sequence of travel for pilgrimage tour Ayodhya -Naimisharanyam , Day one arrive in lucknow and visit places of intrest in lucknow, Day two early morning visit ayodhya temple ( 135 kms ), Day three visit temple in naimisaranyam ( 94 kms ) return by evening for onward journey.
Ayodhya is one of Hinduism's seven holy cities (the others being Dwarka, Haridwar, Varanasi, Mathura, Ujjain and Kanchipuram), and is a popular pilgrimage place. It's connected with many events in the Ramayana (including the birth of Rama).
Ayodhya was one of the most ancient, largest and most magnificent of Indian cities. According to the Hindu mythology,. Ramayana recount the magnificence of the city, the glories of the monarch and the virtues, wealth and loyalty of his people. Dasaratha was the father of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of the Vishnu. Many Hindus believe the birthplace of Rama to be in Ayodhya at the place called Ram Janmabhoomi.
Ayodhya is also the birth place of five Tirthankars, including the first Tirthankar of Jainism, Shri Rishabh Dev. He is known as the father of Jain religion. The city is also important in the history and heritage of Buddhism in India.
Located at a distance of around 94 kilometers from Lucknow, is the Naimisharanya Misrikh temple. It is a major pilgrimage center and attracts devotees from all over India. Naimisaranyam :Vishnu is is considered to be an Aranya Swaroopi, or in other words, the forest of Naimisaranyam, hallowed earlier on by the discourses on the great epics of India, by Vyasa Muni and Suka Muni - is considered as a manifestation of Vishnu and held in reverence and worship. The forest is considered to have been the abode of 60000 sages .
According to ancient legends, Gods chose this place on earth to establish Dharma. However, a demon named Vrittrasur was proving to be a major hurdle in the way of Gods. Thus, the Gods requested a highly powerful sage named Maharshi Dadhichi to give his bones in order to create a weapon to kill the demon. Today, Naimisharanya Misrikh has numerous pilgrim places to see around.
People say that anyone who meditates hard enough over here and rids oneself of worldly desires will definitely attain some amount of divine power and force. Every year, in the Hindu month of Phalgun, a temple festival known as Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama is held in the honor of the sage.