Ayodhya Research Institute

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Vital Information for Visitors

Ayodhya Research Institue, Tulsi Smarak Nhawan, Ayodhya, U.P.

Open & Close:

Open all days except Monday & second Sunday of month

Visiting Time:

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Ram Leela Timing:

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Library Timing :

10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Office Timing :

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fees:



2- 3 Hours


Documentation of facts related to Ayodhya; Ramkatha Museum

The Ayodhya Research Institute, popularly known as ‘Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan’ (अयोध्या शोध संस्थान), was started in August 1986 and housed in the historic Tulsi Smarak Bhawan premises as an autonomous body under the culture department of the state government after dissolving, the managing committee of the Tulsi Bhawan and appropriating all its assets, movable and immovable in favour of the Research Institute by a gubernatorial order. In 1988, Ramkatha Museum was established within the institution to collect and collate artefacts, antiquities, scriptures and treatise to put Ayodhya & Lord Ram in truly historical perspective. Lord Rama has come to be widely regarded as the paradigmatic embodiment of ‘dharma’, not only in Ramayana, Valmlki's monumental & historical epic, but also in Rama stories told around the world.The ex-officio Chairman of the Ayodhya Research Institute is the Principal Secretary, Department of Culture, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Indeed, Ayodhya is a place of multi religious beliefs and sects, though in essence, it is a cardinal seat of the Hindu Vaishnav faith, having some 100 temples. Lord Buddha, during his lifetime, always spent the rainy season at Ayodhya, living the last six years of his life, virtually here only. The two Chinese travelers, Faiheyan and Huensong have referred copiously to Ayodhya in their accounts, whilst it was evolving into an important centre of Buddhist culture. From the founder of the Jain faith — the Adi Tirthankar to another five Jain Tirthankars — all were born in Ayodhya and no other place can be more sacred than the city of Ayodhya for the followers of the Jain religion.

The founder of the Sikh religion Guru Nanak and the last two gurus, Shri Tegh Bahadur and Guru Govind Singh had stayed several times in the city for long periods, adding to the glory of Ayodhya. The memories of these grace religious leaders are still preserved in the many ‘gurudwaras’ (Sikh shrines) built on sites sanctified by association with these divine souls that had preached goodness to the mankind. Ayodhya has also about 25 temples belonging to the down-trodden and backward castes, which exemplifies the truth that all human beings are equal in the eyes of God and that high or low castes do not matter to him at all. Ayodhya contains temples, virtually from all the states, including the former princely states as well as Nepal. Presently, Ayodhya Research Institute (Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan) is documenting the footprints of Lord Ram across the globe and recording tangible and intangible legacy of the Ramayana era.

Ayodhya Tour Packages

Varanasi Prayagraj Chitrakoot Ayodhya Naimisharanya Tour

Varanasi Prayagraj Chitrakoot Ayodhya Naimisharanya Tour

6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination : Varanasi - Prayagraj - Chitrakoot - Ayodhya - Naimisharanya - Lucknow

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Tour

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Tour

4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination : Varanasi - Ayodhya - Prayagraj

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Chitrakoot Tour

Varanasi Ayodhya Prayagraj Chitrakoot Tour

6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination : Varanasi - Ayodhya - Prayagraj - Chitrakoot

3 Days Ayodhya Diwali Tour

3 Days Ayodhya Diwali Tour

2 Nights / 3 Days
Destination : Ayodhya

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