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Ram Ki Paidi, Ayodhya

Ram ki Paidi, like Har ki Paidi in Haridwar, is actually a flight of steps on Nayaghat near the bank of Saryu river in Ayodhya where huge crowds of pilgrims and the devotees take a bath in the holy waters of the historic river. The original steps or the paidis were washed away by the torrential rains and the strong currents of the river.

A new ghat with the paidis was constructed by the joint effort of the then Chief Minister of UP, Shri Shripati Mishra and his irrigation minister Shri Vir Bahadur Singh during the period 1984-1985. The water for the ghat is lifted with motor pumps from the Saryu river.

The maintenance of the ghats and the regular supply of water is managed by the Flood Works Division of the Irrigation Department, UP Government. Ram ki Paidi draws huge crowds of devotees during the festivals associated with Shri Ram. Pilgrims line up to take a purifying dip in the holy waters of Saryu and wash away their sins.