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Janakpur Dham Darshan
One of the most famous religious and pious place is Janakpurdham which is located in middle of Asia continent; eastern part of Nepal and out of 14 zones in Nepal one is Janakpur and it consist Dhanusha District where it is located. Pilgrims, who take flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur, would reach Janakpur airport in about 35 minutes flight. There are other means of transportation to reach Janakpur beside flight, pilgrims can reach Janakpur easily by road from any place of Nepal, and they can take tourist or local night buses as well. Janakpur is almost 375 KM far from Kathmandu and there are plenty of good hotel and lodge for room and board.
As per present political division, Janakpur is a part of Dhanusha district; ancient Janakpur city was capital of grater Mithila Kingdom. Then capital Janakpur, now one important pilgrimage site is significant from historical, religious, and cultural aspect. The legend and religious significant of Janakpur is the result of beloved King Janak's who turned this state into a welfare state. King Janak's daughter Janaki or Sita's ideal character, dutifulness, chastity, struggling, faith, and belongingness has highlighted this pious land. Also, Kind Janak was Righteousness, dutifulness, and his celestial knowledge and self knowledge. He was not only king, but also a great sage, so he is called sage--king as well. Hence this historic and culturally rich city has named after him.
This is Janaki temple. From architectural aspect, this temple is made on Mugal style and it also has got some fusion of Hindu architecture style as well. This grand artistic temple has been center of attraction for local, regional Hindu Pilgrims as well as foreign tourist all over the year. Inside this enormous temple there are countless artistic rooms, worship rooms, Mandap, store rooms. This temple is stretch almost 4860 sq. feet on the plain land. It is 50 feet high as well.
According to Holy Scripture and religious text, there was a Shiva Dhanus (Bow) in King Janak Palace. It was so heavy that nobody can hold it or move it anywhere. One day, seven years old Sita, easily moved this bow to new place from its previous place. King Janak was so much surprised that his small daughter Sita performed impossible act. Then he realized that Sita was not an ordinary girl, hence he announced that whoever could hold this bow would marry his daughter. As per his command, many princes came to Janakpur to marry Sita by fulfilling the demand, they tried but all failed. So, Kind Janak worried by such incidents.