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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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  • Described as "the most beautiful temple of the Nepal" it is impressive by its size, its architecture and its outdoor decorations. And, for the first time in Nepal, the entrance is free for tourists (I did not saw others), no racket! A must visit
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  • The temple is amazing.for me every thing was beautiful and spiritual there. the values of King Janak, the beauty Mata Sita could be felt there.Totally worth it :) 
  • Janki temple is one of most among religious temple you can find in nepal. This temple is also known as Naulakha temple and SITA PALACE. This is home town of godess sita. And here every year thousands ...  more »
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  • The Janaki Temple is situated in the heart of the Janakpur city. It is birth place of the hindu Goddess Janaki also known as Sita. It is also known as Naulakha Mandir because it costs nine lakh rupees local currency to complete the temple .It was built by the queen Vrisha Bhanu of Tikamgarh.
  • Very nyc to visit....its amazing to be a part of our culture and tradition.....jai shri ramm.
  • I have never seen such a marvelous temple on whole Nepal. It's a symbol of art and desing. I have there for many times.
  • janki mata ki jai
  • Only if it's well cleaned, managed and preserved, it will be able to come under world heritage site list. The place itself reflects gigantic architecture and beautiful Maithili history.

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