Janaki Mandir, Janakpur

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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  • Peplum décor? Fancy a wealthy Nepalese? It's crazy. It would be in his place at Disney. Musical celebration during our visit. Welcoming and caring people.
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  • The architecture of temple and the cultural values it carries are awesome! It was an interesting visit for us. A small museum inside the temple is also interesting to see. The marriage garden adjacent...  more »
  • This Janakpur town is the worst place on Earth! Really, I'm not exaggerating, we spent like 4 hours more (from our main goal) just to get there, and the only reason one could wish to travel there is t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awesome and unique temple.. Mine favourite place. Birth place of my mata janaki
  • Beautiful historical place to visit. Janaki Temple is one of the famous Temple in Nepal. Please visit once. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of the temple and the very beautiful Rama and Sita vivah mandap. You will meet nice people here. Thank you!
  • Janaki Temple(Janaki Mandir) is situated in Janakpur zone of Nepal The temple is also a cultural heritage for Maithili people. According to the calendar of the temple, most of the activities have been done according to the Mithila method till birth to death. The government of Nepal is effort to keep this temple in the world heritage area. Every year, thousands of peoples, pilgrims, saints and devotees from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and other countries visit Janaki Temple to worship Lord Ram and Sita. Many worshippers visit the temple during the festivals of Ram Nawami, Vivaha Panchami, Dashain and Tihar.
  • Its beautiful place to visit loaded with relogious and historiacal values.

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