Dhopap Temple, Sultanpur

Dhopap temple is located in tehsil Lambhua.This place is located on the right bank of River Gomti on Sultanpur-Jaunpur road (NH-56), about 32 km south east of Sultanpur city & 85 km from Ayodhya, 8 km from Lohramau, 8 km from Kadipur. According to Vishnu Puran, Gomti was known in this tract as Dhutopapa, which reaches Dhopap from the east and after forming a loop near this place it takes sharp turn to the south east. Ghat known as Dhopap Ghat has been constructed, where people follow the example of Rama in washing away their sins in the river. The story goes that Lord Rama obtained here absolution for the sin of killing the demon King Ravan, who was of Brahmin caste, while returning from Sri Lanka by taking a dip in the river on the advice of Maharshi Vashistha.People believe that one who visits the place on the day of Dushehra can wash their sins in the Gomti River. There is a large temple of Lord Ram here which is visited by a large number of devotees. Bathing fair (Jyestha snan mela) is held here on the 10th day of Jyestha month, on Ganga Dushehra & on Chaitra Ramnavami. A Ram temple is located at the Ghat which opens from Sunrise-Sunset.

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By Air

The nearest Domestic Airport is Allahabad Airport, Uttar Pradesh, roughly two hour drive from Sultanpur. It is well connected to New Delhi through Air India. The second nearest International Airport is Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow, roughly 148 Kms from Sultanpur. Frequent Flights to various national and international destinations take off from here.

By Train

It has its own Railway Station named as Lambhua Railway Junction which is connected to the all major cities of Uttar Pradesh and other state like Sultanpur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Delhi, Jaipur and Bhopal.

By Road

There are many ways to reach Sultanpur. Sultanpur is 60 Kms from Faizabad, 103 Kms from Allahabad, 135 Kms from Lucknow, 162 Kms from Varanasi, 231 Kms from Kanpur, 630 Kms from Delhi, 662 Kms from Bhopal, 743 Kms from Jaipur through Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and some private travel services. Sultanpur to Lambhua by road arount 22 kilometers on Sultanpur-Varanasi Highway.

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