LUCKNOW Details of all significant temples in UP, including those in Ayodhya, will soon be available online as part of the State Government’s Integrated Temple Information System.
The description, history, religious significance, events held at these temples throughout the year, facilities available for devotees and access map will be available on the portal, officials said.
The State Government Religious Affairs Department commissioned UP Electronics Corporation to develop the software and upload the details of all important temples in the state.
“Information relating to all the important temples in Ayodhya is being compiled. Devotees will be able to access the details with just a mouse click,” said Rishikesh Upadhyay, Mayor of Ayodhya.
About 8,000 temples are spread around the narrow lanes of Ayodhya, and some of them are between 200 and 500 years old.
Some of the major Ayodhya temples to make the list include Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan, Valmik Ramayan Bhawan, Mani Ram Das Chhavni, Dashrath Mahal, Birla Mandir, Siyaram Qila, Lakshman Qila, Chhoti Devkali and Nageshwar Nath.
ROADS TO THE TEMPLE OF RAM
Three important roads in Ayodhya leading to Ram Temple will be transformed into smart roads and will have all the facilities for devotees coming to the temple city.
Of the three, the longest stretch is the 13 km Ram Path, which runs from Saaadatganj to Naya Ghat.
The second longest stretch is the 2 km long Ram Janmabhoomi path from Sugriv Quila to Ram Temple.
The shortest stretch of 0.75 km is the Bhakti path – from Shringar Hat to Ram Janmabhoomi.
The Ayodhya administration has prepared a Revised Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the widening of these three roads as part of the state government’s Ayodhya Development Plan.