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Kanak Bhawan in Ayodhya has generous mention in the epic of Ramayana.

Kanak Bhawan

Location: Near Hanuman Garhi
Ideal Time to Visit: Anytime round the year, From Sunrise to Sunset
Attraction: Statues
How to Reach: Hire a cab or Auto from the hotel or take a rickshaw if you happen to stay in the vicinity.

Kanak Bhawan AyodhyaKanak Bhawan is another important temple in the city of Ayodhya. 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, it is also popularly referred to as Sone-ka-Ghar at times.

The temple has an interesting legend behind it. It 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.