Hanuman Garhi is a famous Hindu Temple of Lord Hanuman, located in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India. The 10th-century temple is built on a hillock near Sai Nagar that stands on the right side of River Saray. It is believed that Lord Hanuman used to stay at this place thousands of years back. He used to live here to protect Janmabhoomi or Ramkot. There is a custom that before visiting Lord Ram temple; one should first pay a visit to Hanuman Garhi mandir.
To reach this notable temple, people need to climb 76 staircases. The unique idol of Lord Hanuman here is only 6 inches long and the architecture of the temple is magnificent as the walls inside the temple are engraved with splendid designs. The main temple contains the statue of Maa Anjani, with Bal Hanuman seated on her lap.
The major festivals of Hanuman Garhi are Rama Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. Rama Navami mela is very popular here. Dussehra and Diwali are also celebrated in this Holy shrine. It is also believed that the wishes of devotees are sure to be fulfilled on a visit to this shrine.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airports are those of Lucknow (135 km) and Varanasi (200 km).
By Rail: A good rail network connects Ayodhya directly with Lucknow (three hours) and Varanasi (four hours).
By Road: Ayodhya has good road connectivity with Lucknow (135 km), Varanasi (200 km), Allahabad (165 km) and Gorakhpur (175 km).