Ayodhya evokes emotion and inspiration at a same time. The city belongs to Lord Rama and his folks and that is what makes this city so attached and relevant to the Indian Psyche. It is in this very town that Raja Ram was born. Ram grew up to become Maryada Purushottam, the best among the dignified. It is at this very place that he was exiled and was bestowed with kingdom when he returned after vanquishing the evil.
Ayodhya has otherwise remained in the eyes of storm since decades. The
main controversy was related to a 5 centuries old mosque named Babri
Masjid. Born-again Hindus claimed that the mosque has been built on the
same site where Lord Rama was born. They claimed that the mosque has
been built after pulling down the existing temple. The situation
worsened in the year 1992 when cadets of RSS, VHP and other right
leaning groups pulled down the historical mosque. The issue led to
communal riots that engulfed whole nations and killed thousands. The
place still remains in the eyes of storm.
But the city of Rama is not just about blood, orgy and communal frenzy.
The city invokes inspiration among the general Indians cutting across
religious lines. Lord Rama has been attached to the Indian Psyche and
has remained inseparable. He has been bestowed upon with the title of
'The most dignified among the dignified' and is held in high esteem by
every Indian irrespective of his class, creed or religion. The sheer
story of Rama provides unparallel examples of piety, dignity, love,
brotherhood, chastity and forgiveness.