Mokshdayni walk

Weave through lanes with traditional akhadas, step into tucked away temples, along serene ghats and unmatched Ayodhya’s monumental and spiritual heritage before joining a motley crowd for the Saryu aarti at sunset. The walk is offered as part of a day-trip as well as an overnight stay.


Religious circumambulations are a necessary part of Hindu worship; the devotees of Lord Ram who visit here undertake the parikramas which are as follows:

  • ● Antargrahi Parikrama: Shortest and completed in one day; the devotee is required to take a holy dip in Saryu and walk through Ram Ghat, Sita Kund, Mani Parvat, Brahma Kund and finally reach Kanak Bhawan.
  • ● Panchkoshi Parikrama: Circuit of 16 km as it means, the circumambulation begins from Chakratirtha and moves to Naya Ghat, Ram Ghat, Saryu Bagh, Holkar-Ka-pura, Dashrath Kund, Jogiana, Ranopali, Jalpa Nala and Mahtabagh.
  • ● Chaturdashi Koshi Parikrama: A journey of 45 km, the parikrama is done during the auspicious Akshaya Navami and has to be completed in one day.

Saryu Aarti

Catch this beautiful honouring of the Saryu River at Saryu Ghat. Join an increasing footfall of regulars and visitors at the riverside steps while the priests arrive and light brass lamps, often in trying windy moments, as a loudspeaker belts out hymns. This is followed by gentle clapping, conch blowing, gong beating, lamp swirling and fervent chanting.