from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former village of northern India on the Ghaghara River, now a joint municipality with Faizabad, near Lucknow. Long associated with Hindu legend, it is a pilgrimage center and one of the seven sites sacred to Hindus.
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- proper n. It is an ancient city of India presently in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
- proper n. It used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. It is the birthplace of the Hindu deity Rāma.
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AYODHYA - On the eve of the 17th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya, some Muslims organizations here recalled the event that resulted in horror in various parts of the country.
AYODHYA - Curfew like situation prevailed in Ayodhya city on Sunday (Dec. 6) on the 17th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque by Kar Sewaks (Hindu volunteers).
After a 60-year debate, the disputed land around the Babri mosque in Ayodhya, India, will be divided into three parts, following a decision by the high court of India.
All processions in Ayodhya have been banned, and religious leaders appealed for calm and advised members not to celebrate or mourn the verdict.
The court ruled a long-disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya is to be divided between the two faith groups, with two thirds of the property to be administered by Hindus, and one third to be in the possession of Muslims.
On Thursday a high court ruled that two-thirds of the site where a 16th century mosque once stood in Ayodhya town should be given to two Hindu groups, and the remaining to Muslims.
The 2,000-page judgment, however, ordered that the status quo at the religious compound in Ayodhya at the centre of the dispute? currently under state control? be maintained for three months while details of the division are decided, and drew attention to historic traditions of joint worship at the site.
Fears eased of a backlash after a court ruled that a sacred site in Ayodhya, India, be divided between Hindus and Muslims.
Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press A child watched a security personnel who stood guard outside a house in Ayodhya, India, on Thursday.
Mukesh Gupta/Reuters PROTECTED: A paramilitary soldier wore riot gear Thursday in Ayodhya, India, as the Allahabad High Court ruled that the Babri Masjid site, sacred to Hindus and Muslims, will be divided between the groups.
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