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  • The last time Hindus and Muslims had attacked each other with such ferocity was in 1992, inflamed by the movement to erect a temple on the site of a razed mosque in the northern Indian town of Ajodhya.


  • Its allies in the Hindu-nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) are the ones leading the charge to build a temple to the god Ram in Ajodhya, his supposed birthplace.


  • But desperate to win recent elections in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh, where Ajodhya is located, the party campaigned on a fire-breathing nationalist platform centered on the government's tough stand against Muslim Pakistan.


  • Nearly a decade back, the Babri Mosque in Ajodhya, India, was completely demolished by members of the party that is in power today.

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  • The princesses of Videha do not carry on conversation with the princes of Ajodhya.

    Tales from the Hindu Dramatists

  • King of Ayōdhyā (now Ajodhya, near Faizabad), of the dynasty which claimed descent from the Sun-god, had no son, and therefore held the great _Aśva-mēdha_, or horse-sacrifice, as a result of which he obtained four sons, Rāma by his queen Kauśalyā, Bharata by Kaikēyī, and Lakshmaṇa and Śatrughna by Sumitrā.

    Hindu Gods And Heroes Studies in the History of the Religion of India

  • Kurmis, and a story told of them in Saugor is that the first Lodhi was created by Mahadeo from a scarecrow in a Kurmi woman's field and given the vocation of a farmservant But the Lodhis themselves claim Rajput ancestry and say that they are descended from Lava, the eldest of the two sons of Raja Ramchandra of Ajodhya.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • The first, Rishaba, was born more than 100 billion years ago, as the son of a king of Ajodhya; he lived more than 8 million years, and was 500 bow-lengths in height.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV)

  • _Chronicles of Unao_ [427] that after the close of the heroic age, when Ajodhya was held by the Surajvansi Rajputs under the great Rama, we find after an interval of historic darkness that Ajodhya has been destroyed, the Surajvansis utterly banished, and a large extent of country is being ruled over by aborigines called Cheros in the far east, Bhars in the centre and Rajpasis in the west.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV Kumhar-Yemkala

  • When Râm set out with his army for Ceylon, he is supposed to have worshipped the little tree called 'cheonkul', which stood near his capital of Ajodhya.

    Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official


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