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Janaki Mandir, Janakpur

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Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple of Janakpur in Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita. It is the primary temple of Maithali native indigenous to Nepal. 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 Islamic 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. There 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 Thousands and 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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  • Located at the heart of Janakpurdham, its one of the most spiritual place for Hindu. Its recommended to visit during RamaNaumi and Bibahpanchami.  more »
  • Janakpur in Nepal, fascinated me because of its ageless association with the epic Ramayana. When I first saw pictures of the 'palatial' Janaki Temple on the internet, my mind was swept back to those h...  more »
  • At the heart of Janakpur lies the marble Janaki Mandir, one of the finest pieces of architecture in Janakput Dham, Nepal. Built in extravagant baroque Mughal style that leaves it looking like a palace...  more »
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  • This is so amazing. The most religious place and the best temple ever. Its architecture is awesome. So high and huge. Loved it.
  • This temple has got great architecture. One of the biggest holy place in this region. Reflects mithilaa culture. It should be well maintained. Waste should be properly managed. Do visit when you are nearby.
  • It's amazing. The world famous temple of Goddess Sita...
  • This is Nice and great great greatest holly palace in Hindu religion and very most beautiful temple
  • great temple but the city is not clean. Janakpur is dirtyest city of Nepal....