Like the seven holy rivers, there are also the seven sacred cities of
India. They are Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kasi, Kanchi, Ujjain and Dwaraka. You have
read about some of them. You will now learn about Ayodhya.
Today Ayodhya is a small town near Fyza -bad in northern India. In
ancient times, it was a great city. It was the capital of Kosa -ladesa. Many great kings
ruled in this part, of the country.
Manu was its first king. It was he who built this city.
The word Ayodhya means invincible no one can fight against the city and
Ikshvaku, Mandhata, Harischandra, Dasha -ratha and Sri Rama were some
of its rulers.