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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 »
  • Janakidevi temple Is originally the palace of janaka maharaj,father of Sitamaiya and king of Janakpur. The idols of ShriRam,Sitamaiya and Hanuman are present in the front, there is a seperate temple.....  more
    Janakidevi temple Is originally the palace of janaka maharaj,father of Sitamaiya and king of Janakpur. The idols of ShriRam,Sitamaiya and Hanuman are present in the front, there is a seperate temple.....  more »
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  • I visited the temple recently and it was such a gem of a place. It was serene, spacious, peaceful, full of vibrant details and religious ambiance. It was an opportunity of a lifetime to see such a significant place in the Hindu religion. The whole city was a nice change. I liked every bit of the temple. There were people from all ages, places, backgrounds, who were there to see the beauty and magnificence of the temple. Would definitely recommend it to people who want to explore religious places and study their architecture or someone who just wants to find peace amidst the chaos.
  • This place looks like a beautiful palace. It is huge!! We went there as a tourist and we had a smooth experience. They have a museum inside but you have to pay for the tickets. The museum is good with historical items. But it can be improved. The lighting was not that good and looked more like a dingy place. But the temple was gorgeous.💗✨
  • It is great from every point of view. Extreme sacred and holy temple Great aesthetic appearance and design, huge religious and cultural value. However surrounding seems somewhat unmanaged (outside the temple compounds as well as inside the worshipping area of temple) and also tall and high raised buildings are creating some challenges to its existence. Keeping everything aside, whoever reading this review, you should visit it once !
  • Located in Janakpur, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Sita ji and it's believed that she lived here. The temple was renovated later, and Is if mixed Indian-Nepalese architecture. Temple closed at 12:00/12:30 so and later opens at 3:00 PM so kindly ensure you're there before or after the closed timings. It's made of marble, and there is a museum that is there to share a glimpse of Sita Ji's history. No fees for mandir, museum fee is INR 10/- per person. The temple inside is full of Mithila and Madhubani art and paintings on the wall. Just close to the temple is the Vivaah Mandap (Marriage Hall), where the marriage of Sita ji and Lord Rama is supposed to have taken place. The temple premises is very spacious and can accomodate 1000s of devotees in one time. When you go there, do laugh a lot as that is expected when you're visiting Sita's abode. There are a number of hoardings asking to smile and laugh during the visit. Infact, devotees raise their hands and laugh during the aarti while receiving encouragement from the Priests to do so. It's marvellous how thousands of years of history has come to us and we remembers them through their actions and conduct. The premises were crowded but it was still a very serene experience. Jai Sita Maiya! Jai Shree Ram!
  • I couldn't find a flaw to puch at this temple. The construction, look, serenity, location, etc etc everything is awesome. The museum, madhubani paintings tells so much about our history/mythology. You can easily spend an entire day here.

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