Faizabad district, officially Ayodhya district, is one of the 75 districts of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Faizabad city is the administrative headquarters of this district and its twin town Ayodhya.
Ahead of Assembly polls in four states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gone out full throttle to bring Lord Ram into the popular discourse through the use of soft power.
Worship by Hindus at the disputed site in Ayodhya has been accepted by Muslim witnesses in the case, the Hindu parties' counsel said at the hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
On the eighth day of the Ayodhya case on Tuesday, the Hindu parties cited the recovery of a 12th century stone slab from the site of the disputed mosque in 1992 with inscriptions in Sanskrit establishing the existence of a temple at that place.
The vexed seven-decade-old Ayodhya dispute is finally on the fast track in search of a judicial solution, thanks to the day-to-day hearing by a five-member Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
After Jaipur and Udaipurs erstwhile royals and Congress leaders claimed to be the descendants of Lord Ram, now Karni Sena patron Lokendra Singh Kalvi has joined the league by proclaiming himself a successor of Lord Rams family.
A day after BJP MP and member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari claimed to be a descendant of Lord Ram's son Kush, another erstwhile royal family in the state has made a similar claim.
After Rajasthan's erstwhile royal families of Jaipur and Mewar claimed to be descended from Lord Ram in response to the Supreme Court's query, a state Congress spokesperson has also claimed the distinction, saying his clan are "the real descendants" of the Hindu deity.
BJP MP and member of Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari on Sunday reiterated her claims to be a descendant of Lord Ram, which is a matter of pride for all those who share this lineage.
Ram Lalla Virajman, a deity, and his Janmasthan, is a party in Ayodhya dispute, which weaves religious, political and historical issues into a social-religious debate, which is currently in progress in the Supreme Court.
Has the question on origin or birth of religious figures or gods been raised in any court in the world? The Supreme Court posed this to the counsel of Ram Lalla Virajman during the second day of hearing in the Ayodhya dispute on Wednesday.