[<< wikipedia] Hanuman Garhi Temple
Hanuman Garhi is a 10th century temple of Hanuman in Uttar Pradesh, India. Located in Ayodhya, it is one of the most important temples in the city along with other temples such as Nageshwar Nath and the in-construction Ram Temple. Located in the middle of Ayodhya, 76 steps lead to the Hanumangarhi which is one of the most popular temple complexes of Hanuman in North India. It is a custom that before visiting Ram temple one should first pay visit to Lord Hanuman temple. The temple houses Hanuman's mother, Anjani, with a young Hanuman sitting on her lap.When Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after conquering Ravana, Hanumanji started living here. That is why it was named Hanumangarh or Hanuman Kot. From here, Hanumanji used to protect Ramkot. In the main temple, Pawansut sits in the lap of Mata Anjani. This huge temple and its residential complex is spread over 52 bighas. Many temples of the country including Vrindavan, Nashik, Ujjain, Jagannathpuri have assets, akharas and meetings of this temple.Hanuman Garhi temple is located near Ram Janmabhoomi. In 1855, the Nawab of Awadh saved the temple from destruction by Muslims. The Muslims thought Hanumangarhi had been built over a mosque. Historian Sarvepalli Gopal has said that the 1855 dispute was not for the Babri Masjid - Ram Temple site but for the Hanuman Garhi temple.


== Festivals ==
Rama Navami
Dussehra
Deepawali


== References ==


== External links ==
Hanumangarhi Temple Ayodhya - The Divine India