Jain Shwetamber Temple
Ayodhya is the place where 18 ‘Kalyanak’ of different ‘tirthankars’ have taken place. Five Thirthankars were born and preached their religious values here, they include Adinath, Ajitnath, Abhinandannath, Sumatinath, Ananthnath. Kesari Singh, the treasurer of Nawab of Faizabad, got the five Jain shrines constructed to mark the birth place of these Thirthankers. This temple of Digamber Jain sect is dedicated to first Tirthanker Rishabhdev, who is also known as Adinath, Purdev, Vrishabhdev and Adi Brahma.This magnificent, majestic new temple popularly known as Badi Murti is situated in Raiganj locality of Ayodhya. Here a 31 feet high marble statue of Rishabhdev is installed. This place has been recently developed with the blessings of Acharya ratna Deshbhushanji Maharaj and Aryika Gyanmati Mataji.
How to Reach:
Lucknow International Airport is the nearest Airport which is 152 Kms from Faizabad. Faizabad is about 158 Kms from Gorakhpur Airport, 172 Kms from Allahabad Airport and 224 Kms from Varanasi Airport.
Faizabad and Ayodhya are major railway stations of the district and are well connected to almost all major cities and towns. By Rail route Faizabad is 128 kms. from Lucknow, 171 kms. from Gorakhpur, 157 kms. from Allahabad and 196 kms from Varanasi. By Rail route Ayodhya is 135 kms. from Lucknow, 164 kms. from Gorakhpur, 164 kms. from Allahabad and 189 kms from Varanasi.
Services of Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation buses are available 24 hours a day, and it is very easy to reach here from all places. By Road Faizabad is 152 kms from Lucknow, 158 kms from Gorakhpur, 172 kms from Allahabad and 224 kms from Varanasi. By Road Ayodhya is 172 kms from Lucknow, 138 kms from Gorakhpur, 192 kms from Allahabad and 244 kms from Varanasi.