Kanak Bhawan temple Ayodhya


Kanak Bhawan temple is another important temple in the city of Ayodhya. Kanak Bhawan temple is Situated near Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan is frequented by scores of tourists every year. The Temple is famous for the images of Sri Rama and Sita wearing gold crowns. Because of this very reason, Kanak Bhawan is also popularly referred to as Sone-ka-Ghar at times.


The Kanak Bhawan temple has an interesting legend behind it. Kanak Bhawan is said that Rani Kaikey had built it for Sita. Kaikey happened to be the stepmother of Lord Rama and was instrumental in exiling Lord Rama and Sita to forest. Therefore the claim that she built it because of her affection with Sita seems to be concocted and mala fide at the same time; possibly to put her in good picture. The temple has subsequently been restored time and again by various kings. It is mentioned that Rani Krishnabhanu Kunwari of Orccha built the present temple in 1891.

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