Janaki Mandir, Janakpur

Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple in Janakpur in the Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita.It is an example of Hindu-Rajput Nepali architecture. It is often considered the most important model of Rajput architecture in Nepal. Fully built in bright white and constructed in an area of 4,860 sq. feet in a mixed style of Mughal and Rajput domes, the temple is 50 meters high. It is a three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble. All its 60 rooms are decorated with the flag of Nepal, colored glass, engravings and paintings, with beautiful lattice windows and turrets. According to legends and epics, King Janak ruled this area during the Ramayana period. His daughter Janaki, during her swyambar, had chosen Lord Rama as her husband, and become queen of Ayodhya. Their marriage ceremony had occurred in the nearby temple.HistoryThe temple is popularly known as the Nau Lakha Mandir . The cost for the construction of the temple was about the same amount of money: rupees nine lakhs or nine hundred thousand, hence the name. Queen Vrisha Bhanu of Tikamgarh, India built the temple in 1910 AD.In 1657, a golden statue of the Goddess Sita was found at the very spot, and Sita is said to have lived there. The legend said it that it was built on the holy site where Sannyasi Shurkishordas had found the images of Goddess Sita. In fact, Shurkishordas was the founder of modern Janakpur and the great saint and poet who preached about the Sita Upasana philosophy. Legend has claimed it that King Janak performed the worship of Shiva-Dhanus on this site.
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  • Must Visit Temple in Janakpur & Main attraction . You can also visit museum with in the temple . Clean and wonderful.  more »
  • Most renowned pilgrimage site of Nepal. It has unique architecture and style different from other Hindu temple.  more »
  • The temple is very distinct, well architectured, and wide space. Actual Janaki mandir next to the main building which more attractive. The temple opens at 6 AM but Janaki pooja starts at 8.00 AM.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful temple with cultural and historical significance. But I was appalled by the amount of pollution in and around the area. The pond nearby was dirty and serving as a breeding ground for all kinds of vectors. People were relieving themselves right on the pond! Hope the temple authorities and Janakpur city residents come together to make the place beautiful again.
  • Historical place. But poorly managed temple and surrounding area is too filthy and dirty. How could they let vendors sell things inside temple premise. Such a shame. Totally concrete jungle around the temple so so that you cannot see the temple itself even from 100 meters distance unless you reach the gate of temple. Even the whole city is unbearable. Gross. Filthy. Dirty. Smelly. Torturous. And the most shameful thing is that some notices inside the temple is written in Hindi. What??? Such a Shame. This temple lies in Nepal not India.
  • It's in the Eastern Part of Nepal , mythologically its famous as according to Ramayana, Mata Sita was born in janakpur . The place where King Janak rule .. This place is famous for marriage ceremony of Bride-groom.
  • Religious and historical place which shower blessings and positive vibes along with peace and Best place to visit in Janakpur.
  • I was really amazed by the beauty of this mandir. It is one of the masterpiece monuments of all the time in Hinduism society. Great tourist spot in the janakpur. Beside this, the surroundings of this Holy place is poorly managed.some side of this place is little dirty and filthy too.
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