हरिहर में नारायण आश्रम के गुरुओं द्वारा तब से ही मूर्तियों की पूजा की जाती रही है। अयोध्या के फैसले के बाद हरिहर में भी बड़ा उत्सव मनाया गया। हरिहर और नारायण आश्रम के लोग अब मूर्तियों को श्री राम के जन्म स्थान, अयोध्या में वापस करने की तैयारी कर रहे हैं।
These are the original idols of Shri Ram, Lakshmana and Sita of the Ram temple, which were removed and sent to a safe place before the foreign invader Babur deserted the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
When the cow-eaters militant Babur entered Ayodhya, Pandit Shyamanand Maharaj of the temple succeeded in moving the idols out of Ayodhya with him. He handed over these idols to Eknath Maharaj, the lord of Paithan. After this the idols were handed over to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by his disciple Swami Samarth Ramdas.
When Swami Samarth was on a tour of South India, he placed those statues on the banks of the sacred confluence of the Tung and Bhadra rivers, forming the Tungabhadra in a small town called Harihara, Karnataka.
The idols have been worshiped by the Gurus of Narayana Ashram in Harihar ever since. After the decision of Ayodhya, a big celebration was also held in Harihar. The people of Harihar and Narayan Ashram are now preparing to return the idols to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama.