Janaki Mandir, Janakpur

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Janaki Mandir is a Hindu temple in Janakpur in the Mithila region of Nepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita.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 Mughal 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. Their 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 thousand, 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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  • It is one it the most famous temple of Nepal listed in world heritage site. Famous place of hindu piligrims located in the zone of Janakpur province 2, Nepal.  more »
  • Most visited things in Nepal janaki temple its was really good and we are recommend janaki temple u can found here really hand made things which is amazing  more »
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  • A must visit place in janakpur, no matter what religion you follow. This historic pilgrimage has lot to explore. Government is working hard to promote the place as religious tourism, however needs to seriously consider cleanliness around the temple.
  • Superb place.. One of the best Temple in Janakpur, Nepal.. Very clean and well maintained place.. This Temple architecture is very good and The campus of this temple is very spacious.. Best place for outing with family and friends... Very religious place for Hindus.. Easy to reach anywhere from Nepal.. Parking facilities is also very good here...

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