Makhauda Dham

Makhauda Dham is one of the most ancient places of Harraiya tehsil in  district where Raja Dashrath performed yagya with the help of Sage Rishyasringa on the advice of Vashistha. Name of Yajna was the Putrakameshti. It is said that Dasharatha and Kaushalya has a daughter Shanta, who was Rishyashringa’s wife. As the conclusion of the Yagya drew near Agni sprang out from the yagnakunda (sacrificial fire pit) and handed Dasharatha a pot of kheer advising him to distribute it among his queens. Kaushalya ate half the kheer, Sumitra ate a quarter of it. Kaikeyi ate some and passed the pot back to Sumitra who consumed the kheer a second time.

Thus the princes were conceived after the consumption of the kheer. Since Kaushalya had consumed the largest portion she gave birth to Rama. Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata. Sumitra gave birth to Lakshmana and Shatrughna. there.

Ramrekha Mandir is also near a famous historical place Amorha also called place of Raja Zalim Singh’s State Amorha(also known as Amodha) in Basti district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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How to Reach:

By Air

Basti District is not directly connected to airways, the nearest airport is Gorakhpur which is 80 Km. from Basti.

By Train

The Basti City is well connected by Raiway.The main Rail line connecting Lucknow with Gorakhpur.It is situated 214 K.M. from Lucknow and 72 K.M. from Gorakhpur.The following impartant tarins are passing through the Basti: Vaishali Exp, Gorakhdham Exp, Intercity Exp, Bagh Exp, Shaheed Exp, Avadh-Assom Exp etc.

By Road

Four lane NH-28 is connected to Basti City . From Lucknow to Basti Via Faizabad is 214 K.M. Volvo and JanRath AC Bus services are also provided by UPSTRC at nominal prices on this route.