Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday (yesterday) raised the issue of Ayodhya and Shri Ram on the occasion of Adikavi Bhanubhakta Jayanti. He spoke with the claim of Ayodhya in Birgunj West Thori along with the context of Ramayana. Which was discussed not only in Nepal, but all over India. For Ramayana scholars and researchers on the history of Shri Ram of the Treta era, this topic was a shock. Social network users focused on this issue and painted the network. Arguments from small to large positions and the general public are scattered throughout the network. Some are now insisting that an investigation be launched at the state level, while others have lamented Prime Minister Oli’s remarks.
Historic sites around Thori
Sumeru Parbat, ‘Sita Gufa Valmiki Ashram, Ayodhyapuri are words to be heard after reaching Thori village located 65 km west of Birgunj, the district headquarters of Parsa district. Sita Cave, which was inhabited by Sita when she went into exile in Tretayug, is in Ward No. 2 of this municipality. Valmiki Ashram and Ayodhyapuri are in the present Chitwan near the border of Thori. After the separation of Madi Thori in 2032 BS, Ayodhyapuri VDC was in Chitwan. Currently, it belongs to wards 7 and 8 of Madi municipality. Sita Cave is located in the lap of Nepal, north of the Sumeru Mountains, which stretches from Madi to the Nepal-India border. In front of it is the sacred confluence of the Cheetah and Thute rivers. “We have been hearing that Sita Mata used to bathe at the confluence of the two rivers at that time,” said Uddhav Sapkota, chairman of Thori VDC in Savik. Where Love and Kush were born, educated and even the horse horse that Ram left was captured and tied by Lovekush. The horse-drawn pole is still there. You can see that, ‘he added,’ Ramayana also mentions the same thing. ‘There is also a place called Ramnagar in Nirmalvasti VDC of the current ward number 3 of Thori. He argues that the names of these places have been heard and said since time immemorial. ‘In the past, wherever Ram was, it was called Ayodhya. Nepalis who do not have enough to eat have not been able to study, research and promote historical places. This does not mean that history will change. In India, a large temple was built at the place where Rama lived. They had money. We couldn’t The difference is so much. We don’t pay attention to recognizing and promoting conservation as the snake does not know that it has a gem, ‘Sapkota argued.
How true is the Prime Minister’s statement?
He said that what Prime Minister Oli had said about the relationship between Janakpur and Ayodhya described in the Ramayana and the chariot and distance was true and that efforts should be made to understand it more seriously and come closer to reality. The Valmiki Ashram still has a loro silauto and a water well used by Sita. Ayodhyapuri falls in Madi. Chitwan is about 15 kilometers away from Ayodhyapuri Thori. Keshav Prasad Regmi, Principal of Saraswati Mavic, Thori, says, “The Valmiki Ashram is located on the banks of Narayani, Rewa and Rapti rivers. It is mentioned in the Ramayana that the Valmiki Ashram is on the banks of three rivers.” Regmi said it was historic. He stressed that the study and research in and around Parsa, the birthplace of Shri Ram, should be found just like Parsagadhi in Parsa, which was lost to the British army. “We have to be serious about that, so that the fire does not spread and the smoke does not spread.” There is a need for research and study, ”said Principal Regmi. The place where Madi Municipality Wards No. 7 and 8 are located near Ayodhyapuri Thori is Ayodhyapuri VDC of Savik. Now, in the new structure, it belongs to Madi municipality, ‘said Prem Lama, a local and teacher from Thori. ‘Before, Nepal was as far as Betiya. There is still a Nepali settlement in Ramnagar, India. But that now belongs to India. They have also named the forest of India near Valmiki Ashram in Nepal as Valmiki Tiger. It is also connected with Ramnagar, ”he said. Janaki, the daughter of King Janak, and Sita, mentioned in the Ramayana, have been heard from time immemorial sitting in the Sita Cave near Thori in the Treta era. Sita Cave is located in the lap of Nepal, north of the Sumeru Mountains near the Nepal-India border. The confluence of the Cheetah and Thute rivers is near the Sita cave. The elders have been saying that Sita used to bathe in the same holy river. A Shivalinga carved by Sita with her own hands while Sita was doing penance for Lord Rama can still be seen near Sita Cave.