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some editors do not wish the recent history of the city to be included the city made news worldwide and sparked off riots all over india due to the destruction of a large mosque - this must be included because for many people worldwide this city is remembered for this incident rather than its place in hindu mythology (do a search on BBC archives or CNN, Time magazine) - i think there is a place for hindu mythology and its been discussed at length in the article but please dont vandalise this page just because you wish to wipe out history
-Err.... this was mentioned. You have simply deleted it and other relevant information on the city and replaced it with your own views on the subject. --The industrialist 09:42, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
See Ram Janmabhoomi page if you wish to read about the birthplace of Lord Rama but please do not use the Ayhodya page for this -
There should be details of the current population, local industry and culture. The ==History== section needs to be expanded to cover the period from the seventh century to 1990.—Theo (Talk) 12:02, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Can we get rid of the cluttering Chinese? I don't mind it at all, and infact have been tempted more than once (quite an understatement there) to insert Devanagari throughout pages, but it does not conform to WP style, and the way it is presented - no offence intended - looks a tad sloppy. Khiradtalk 22:47, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
- put both. --Dangerous-Boy 22:34, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
Legacy and importance
It says in this section that Tulsidas is said to have begun his composition of Ramayana in 1574? And that he was regarded as an incarnation of Valmiki. Well.. in that sense, it may be correct that he did compose the Ramayana, in a previous life.. but Valmiki was the author, and it most certainly is older than 1574. Perhaps this information should be corrected, according to the information in the article about Ramayana.
Neutrality and cleanup
- This article Ayodhya has a biased POV. It doesn't mention that the Babri Mosque was burnt down by Hindus in 1992 who believed Ram was born there. I know that this issue is elaborated in the article Babri Mosque but this article makes it seem like the Babri Mosque still exists. It fails to mention that the mosque was burnt down in 1992. And also, the "Ayodhya Debate" should be changed to "Ayodhya Dispute". A dispute is violent, and this issue is violent indeed. BBC The "Ayodhya Debate has a subsection while the "Mob attack" has a full section. Why is the mob attack more important than the Ayodhya "Debate"? Actually, the mob attack should go under Ayodhya Debate since it was a part of the debate/dispute. In addition, the article makes the mob attack seem like a huge deal compared to the Ayodhya Debate. The mob attack generated headlines and the Babri Mosque burning didn't? That's really unfair and biased. The successful burning of Babri Mosque actually got more or at least equal the media attention that the unsuccessful mob attack got.
- This article also needs some cleanup. The Chinese is important (I'm Chinese) but it is not clean at all (Why is the equal sign in there?). The romanisation is definitely not WP conformed. Can we get someone who knows how to deal with the treatment of Chinese on the English Wikipedia? And as I said, the "Mob attack" should go under "Ayodhya debate/dispute" since it is a part the dispute. And "Ayodhya debate/dispute" deserves its own section since it's a separate topic from the magnificence and ancient history of Ayodhya.
- Basawala 02:57, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks. I cleaned up the Chinese stuff on the article. I guess the cleanup tag can be removed now, unless there are any more objections.
- OK, someone just edited the Debate section to say that "the mosque was merely a sham". If anyone wants to add stuff the even might be controversial to the Ayodhya Debate section, please make a comment on this talk page. Basawala 22:39, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
184.108.40.206 (talk · contribs) changed the reference to the Gogra river to the Sarayu river. My brief research indicates that Sarayu was the name of the river on which Ayodhya was situated in ancient times, but that Sarayu became extinct (dried up?). Ghaghara/Gogra is the name of the modern river that flows by Ayodhya. Someone more familiar with the area needs to address this. -- Donald Albury(Talk) 10:28, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Ramayana and Sarayu
According to Dr Rajesh Kochar ('The Vedic People' published by Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000) the story of Ramayana took place in Southern Afghanistan after Indo-Iranian people reached Persia And afghanistan from central Asia. The river Sarayu mentioned in Ramayana is the present day Horayu or Harurud in Afghanistan. When Indo-Aryans gradually moved to Gangetic plains via Panjab, they named the rivers and newly established towns in memory of their ancestors and the places where they came from. His arguments sound logical.Kumarrao 08:27, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Another reference: (http://www.class.uidaho.edu/ngier/306/contrasarav.htm).Kumarrao 08:53, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
There is no mention of Saketa as the city that was essentially re-christened as Ayodhya during the Gupta ages. It was a conscious decision by the Gupta Emperors to identify their capital city with that of Rama's own capital city. The historical authenticity in the claims of modern day Ayodhya being the birth place of Rama is debatable, as indeed is the historical accuracy of Ramayana itself. Therefore, this article is in serious need of revision, of the kind that would make the content more appropriate for a real city that exists today and has some elements of mythology associated with it, as well as a fair share of controversy in recent times. This article should not make it sound like Ayodhya of modern days is unquestionably the birth place of Rama. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arindam.mukherjee (talk • contribs) 09:08, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Why is there no history section?
How come there's no history section on Ayodhya? I was watching this Ayodhya - Birth Place of Shri Ram. thought it was interesting. But there's no history section in the wikipedia article.--D-Boy (talk) 21:57, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
- This was the edit  where the history section was renamed into "Legacy and importance" three years ago. I guess half of the stuff in the section is still history like when it talks about Tulsidas, the Ghori invasions, the birth of Jainism, the Korean prince etc. But it probably needs to be reordered properly so that it is less confusing. The non-history information should also be taken out. GizzaDiscuss © 12:58, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Ayutthaya of Thailand?
Ayutthaya of Thailand under Korean prince story is wrong because Ayutthaya was founded more than 1000 years later by U-Thong of Thailand in 1350, Kim Saro or Suro's marriage tale goes back to (r. 42 - 199). It's Ayodhya in India, because in Korean it's Ayuta (아유타).
Pāli City of Ayojjhā
In the Pheṇapiṇḍūpama Sutta (S 22.95) we do find a city called Ayojjhā but the text says-
- Ekaṃ samayaṃ bhagavā ayojjhāyaṃ viharati gaṅgāya nadiyā tīre. (S iii.140)
- At one time the Bhagavan was staying on the banks of the Ganges River at Ayojjhā. [my translation]
The modern day city of Ayodhyā is not on the Ganges River, it is on the Saryu River. There are several possibilities-
- it is the same city but the Ganges moved
- it is the same city but the texts got the river mixed up
- it is not the same city but has the same name.
Legend and fact
Could someone who has the appropriate knowledge tone down the heavy mythology in the Background and History sections please? It would be better to phrase mythical attributes in their rightful context rather than outright asserting its validity without reason.220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:36, 6 February 2013 (UTC)