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Places connected with Jainism

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 57. Chapters: Ayodhya, Nalanda, Belgaum, Hangal, Mount Kailash, Badami, Aihole, Faizabad, Lakkundi, Lak... Weiterlesen
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 57. Chapters: Ayodhya, Nalanda, Belgaum, Hangal, Mount Kailash, Badami, Aihole, Faizabad, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwara, Sudi, Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Rani, Rajasthan, Pattadakal, Giridih, Halasi, Sanderao, Mount Abu, Vallabhi, Ranakpur, Nakoda, Ashoka's Major Rock Edict, Dabhoi, Barwani District, Humbaj, Bhandavapur, Kundalpur, Sittanavasal, Chitharal Jain Monuments. Excerpt: Ayodhya ·) (Sanskrit: , Urdu: , IAST Ayodhya) is an ancient city of India, the old capital of Awadh, in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya is described as the birth place of the Hindu Bhagwan (God) Rama and Bhagwan Swaminarayan. It used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. This Hindu holy city is described as early as in the Hindu Epics. Ayodhya has an average elevation of 93 metres (305 feet). Ayodhya is situated on the right bank of the river Saryu, as it is called within sacred precincts,Just 6 km from Faizabad, Ayodhya is a popular pilgrim centre. This town is closely associated with Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The ancient city of Ayodhya, according to the Ramayana, was founded by Manu, the law-giver of the Hindu. For centuries, it was the capital of the descendants of the Surya dynasty of which Lord Rama was the most celebrated king. Ayodhya during ancient times was known as Kaushaldesa. Skanda and some other Puranas rank Ayodhya as one of the seven most sacred cities of India. It was the venue of many an event in Hindu mythology, today pre-eminently a temple town, Ayodhya is also famous for its close association with the epic Ramayana. It is a city of immense antiquity full of historical significance and sacred temples. The Atharvaveda described Ayodhya as `a city built by Gods and being prosperous as paradise itself'. The illustrious ruling dynasty of this region were the Ikshvakus of the solar clan (Suryavansa). According to tradition, Ikshvakus was the eldest son of Vaivasvata Manu, who established himself at Ayodhya. The earth is said to have derived its name `Prithivi' from Prithu, the 6th king of the line. A few generations later came Mandhatri, in whose line the 31st king was Harischandra, known widely for his love of truth. Raja Sagar of the same clan performed the Asvamedha Yajna and his great grandson Bhagiratha is reputed to have brought Ganga on earth by virtue of his penance. Later in the time came t

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Titel: Places connected with Jainism
Untertitel: Ayodhya, Nalanda, Belgaum, Hangal, Mount Kailash, Badami, Aihole, Faizabad, Lakkundi, Lakshmeshwara, Sudi, Tal Chhapar Sanctuary, Rani, Rajasthan, Pattadakal, Giridih, Halasi, Sanderao, Mount Abu, Vallabhi, Ranakpur, Nakoda
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EAN: 9781157561217
ISBN: 978-1-157-56121-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 60
Gewicht: 137g
Größe: H246mm x B189mm x T3mm
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch