or A·jodh·ya

[ uh-yohd-yuh ]

  1. a city in E Uttar Pradesh, in N India; a suburb of Faizabad: one of the seven most sacred Hindu centers.

Origin of Ayodhya

First recorded in 1830–35

Words Nearby Ayodhya

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How to use Ayodhya in a sentence

  • Hasten thou unto the city of Ayodhya and enter the service of the royal Rajah Rituparna, the skilful in dice.

    Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The people of the kingdom rejoiced greatly; they danced and sang and decked Ayodhya with streamers and flower garlands.

    Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The next morning Kusha announces the vision of the night, and immediately sets out for Ayodhya with his whole army.

  • I will collect it in your palace at Ayodhya, and I will come with fifty thousand men to see that the scales are fair.'

  • Will ye once more enable me to reign in Ayodhya after having slain my enemy in battle and rescued the daughter of Janaka?

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 | Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

British Dictionary definitions for Ayodhya


/ (ɑːɪˈjəʊdjɑː) /

  1. an ancient town in N India, in Uttar Pradesh state: as the birthplace of Rama it is sacred to Hindus; also a Buddhist centre: Also called: Ayodha, Awadh (əˈwɒd), Oudh (aʊd)

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