JANAKI TEMPLE

Janaki Temple is one of the holy places of Nepal for Hindu people. It is located in Mithila region of Janakpur district which is also the birth of Hindu Goddess Sita. So this temple is dedicated to Goddess Sita. This temple is built in Hindu-Kushwaha style and Mughal style. 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. This temple is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 A.D.

The place where this temple is located was the administrative centre of King Janak during the time of Ramayana. Goddess Sita who is the daughter of King Janak married Lord Ram (human incarnation of Lord Bishnu) later became the queen of Ayodhya.

While visiting Ram Janaki Temple, you can also visit the Ram and Sita Marriage Mandhir which is built on the spot where Ram and Sita were married. Their anniversary is commemorated on a yearly basis and this festival is marked all over Nepal. Ram Janaki Temple has relics of the 11th and 12th century and its architecture belongs to a later period.

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