Ten Famous Temples Of Lord Hanuman You Must Visit #8


Hanuman Garhi is a 10th-century temple of Hanuman in Uttar Pradesh, India. Located in Ayodhya, it is one of the most important temples in the city along with other temples such as Nageshwar Nath and the in-construction Ram Temple.

 Located in the middle of Ayodhya, 76 steps lead to the Hanumangarhi which is one of the most popular temple complexes of Hanuman in North India. It is a custom that before visiting the Ram temple one should first pay a visit to Lord Hanuman temple. The temple houses Hanuman’s mother, Anjani, with a young Hanuman sitting on her lap. This temple is under the administration of Bairagi Akhara named Nirvani Ani Akhara.

When Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after conquering Ravana, Hanumanji started living here. That is why it was named Hanumangarh or Hanuman Kot. From here, Hanumanji was used to protect Ramkot. In the main temple, Pawansut sits in the lap of Mata Anjani.

 This huge temple and its residential complex are spread over 52 bighas. Many temples of the country including Vrindavan, Nashik, Ujjain, Jagannathpuri have assets, akharas and meetings of this temple.

 Hanuman Garhi temple is located near Ram Janmabhoomi. In 1855, the Nawab of Awadh saved the temple from destruction by a group of Muslims who thought Hanumangarhi had been built over a mosque. 

Historian Sarvepalli Gopal has said that the 1855 dispute was not for the Babri Masjid-Ram Temple site but for the Hanuman Garhi temple.This Dispute is between Ramanandi Bairagis and Muslims.

Jai Hanuman Ji๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


Published by Anita Vij

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