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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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  • Great temple it is like a Mahal but I like to suggest local people please take care this diamond ( temple) local people should make clean this temple like ganga sagar ..  more »
  • Located centrally in Janakpur dham its a must visit place for Hindu devotees . Its a huge and very fine archaeological Hindu structure of Mithila Kingdom. It's almost 400 years old structure and still...  more »
  • Located at the heart of Janakpurdham, its one of the most spiritual place for Hindu. Its recommended to visit during RamaNaumi and Bibahpanchami.  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.
  • Frankly speaking I loved the place overall. It is filled with ancient Mithila culture and it is really breathtaking. If you enjoy Mithila culture, lifestyle, values...you would like the place. Cleanliness is a problem. But Hospitality of locals are really heartwarming.
  • It's a very nice place to visit. I visit this place two years ago, An Imaginary Palace of Raja Janak ji was made there in early 19th century. Lord Sita spend her Childhood here but she was born in SITAMARHI whis is in BIHAR which is about 65km from Janakpur by road. the marriage of lord Ram and Sita was held at this place. At the palace there is also a small MUSEUM which tells stories of that time. Most visit this place. I Hope my review is Helpful for you . thanks
  • This place is heart of janakpur. Hindu believe this place belongs to Raja Janak and this place where Sitaram married. Hindu worship here lords Sitaram. It is place of worship and believe.

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