Bharat-Kund

Bharat-Kund

Bharat-Kund

Location About 15 km from Faizabad on Faizabad-Allahabad road, at Nandigram, in Faizabad district, U.P., India
Timings/opening 5am-1pm & 1:30pm-5:30pm, opens on all days
Ideal time to visit Ramnavami, Shravan, Kartik month & on birthday of Sita
How to reachAuto/Taxi available from Ayodhya

Also known as Nandigram, is believed to be the place from where Bharat used to rule over Kosal Kingdom on behalf of Lord Rama, keeping his wooden slippers on a platform as a symbol. The Jatakund, here is believed to be the place where Lord Ram & Laxman got their matted hair cut at the end of their exile. It is the first halt of Ayodhya-Chitrakoot yatra. The temple/Kund both are frequently visited by the south Indian visitors.
The main temple named Shri Bharat Hanuman Milan Mandir has two tiers. At the underground level Bharat, Hanuman statues & Charan Paduka of Lord Ram are kept here. Many other temples are located nearby. The place is famous for performing holy Shradha (rituals of paying homage to ancestors). (Phone-9307293470, 9235985787) Bharat Kund is also located nearby but the water of the kund cannot be used for bathing & other purpose. Ghats on the northern side of the kund were built by the brother of King Darshan Singh in the first quarter of 19th century.

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