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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. 
    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 
    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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  • Janaki temple is the biggest and also one of the most beautiful temple of Nepal which is situated at Janakpur city the birth place of Sita. The temple is very beautiful with beautiful coutyard. Lot of beautiful and wonderful carvings can be seen in this temple. It is very colorful. Every day lot of people Hindu people come to worship the temple from different parts of Nepal and India and from other countries too. A must visit temple in Janakpur city. It's just located at the centre of the town so one can just walk around the areas near the temple through the colorful streets which is also lively.
  • Awesome place. Very beautifully built . Lots of collections to see in museum. Can spend 3-4 hours here and go to fish feeding in nearby pond.

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