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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)
Historical Examples

And having reached the city of ayodhya, the king despatched Hanuman thence as envoy to Bharata.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

And wandering for some time, he arrived at the city of ayodhya.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

The re-union is witnessed not only by the people of ayodhya, but by the congregated deities of earth and heaven.
Tales from the Hindu Dramatists R. N. Dutta

In the Ramayana, ayodhya is described as guarded by warriors, as Bhogavati by the serpents.
Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems Henry Hart Milman

She was the Princess Padmavati, and her home was in ayodhya.
The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories L. Adams Beck

Their capital was at first Pataliputra, but afterwards Kausambi and ayodhya became royal residences.
Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) Charles Eliot

Bharata, Satrughna, Vasishtha the priest and the people of ayodhya await the arrival of the party and receive them most cordially.
Tales from the Hindu Dramatists R. N. Dutta

In the Ramayana, king Daçaratha of ayodhya offers a sacrifice of horses to obtain a son.
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker

Rama, when duly crowned at ayodhya, enters upon a life of quiet enjoyment with his wife Sita.
Tales from the Hindu Dramatists R. N. Dutta

Seven nights passed while the prince journeyed towards ayodhya.
Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie


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