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Mani Parbat, Ayodhya

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It is mentioned in the Ramayana that Lord Hanuman uprooted an entire mountain containing the rejuvenating Sanjeevani booti to treat Lakshman who was wounded in a battle with Meghnad. Legend has it that a part of the mountain fell at a place in Ayodhya. The mound or the hillock is called Mani Parbat. It lies close to another mound called Sugriv Parbat.

The top of Mani Parbat is 65 feet high. The hillock is home to a host of shrines. If you stand at the top of Mani Parbat, you can get a spectacular view of the city of Ayodhya and the surrounding areas.

It is believed that Lord Buddha stayed in Ayodhya for six years and gave his sermons about the Law of Dharma from Mani Parbat. The parbat also contains a stupa built by Emperor Ashok. An ancient Buddhist monastery is also located close to it. A Muslim grave yard is situated at the base of the mound.

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