Ayodhya pronunciation (Sanskrit: अयोध्या, Urdu: ایودھیا‎, IAST Ayodhyā), also known as Saket (Sanskrit: साकेत, Urdu: ساکیت ‎) is an ancient city of India adjacent to Faizabad city in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. As a result of rapid settlement and development Ayodhya has been merged to Faizabad city. Ayodhya is the birthplace of the Hindu deity Rama. It used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. This Hindu holy city is described as early as in the Hindu Epics. Ayodhya has an average elevation of 93 metres (305 feet).

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