The Restoration of Ayodhya: Reviving the Glory of Sri Ram Mandir
Ayodhya’s fame as one of the sacred cities that are believed to bestow liberation has been overshadowed by the renewed struggle for control of Sri Ram’s birthplace. Upsurge in militant Hinduism is a throwback to the early medieval age when Sanatan Dharma custodians countered heresies and alien assaults.
The question whether Sri Ramjanmabhumi temple preceded Babri Masjid at Ramkot is resolved by faith, cultural heritage, archaeological findings and Allahabad High Court verdict in September 2010. Worship of deities continues at the disputed site. The legacy that centres on Lord Ram largely predates emergence of Islam about 1,400 years ago. Belief in his descent as Vishnu’s seventh avatar and preeminence as redeemer, mbedded in the collective Indian psyche through millennia, has precedence over recent attempts to doubt his historicity