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Review of Janaki Temple

Janaki Temple
Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's a temple which looks like a fairytale! Very good energy.
Inside the compound you also can see a museum with an animation about Sita and Ram, also nice paintings from Mithilla art. - It's definetly worth a visit!

3  Thank Free M
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Janaki Temple at Janakpur, Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most important place which every Hindu must visit at least once in life time. It is the only recorded place on earth where Lord Rama (7th incarnation of Godhead, Sri-sri Vishnu), Sitha, Lakshmana and all the characters of Ramayana walked around. For a Hindu, just merely stepping at this spot itself is a great joyous occasion and immensely fulfilling. The temple atmosphere is fully soaked in religious fervour and humanity. As usual, like in India and elsewhere in Nepal, the temple grounds is unkempt, dirty, not well maintained and to an extent disorderly. These minor aspects may cause 'ripples' to a modern man BUT nevertheless, to a Hindu who is on a pilgrimage to this temple, such things are immaterial.

The temple is a huge structure (said to be the largest in Nepal), consisting special prayer areas and adjoining temples that are associated with the Hindu Epic, Ramayana.

6  Thank 607tripreview
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Being from Mithila, I always wanted to visit this place which was the capital of ancient Mithila. The temple had a renovated look and there was a considerable amount of rush.
Loved the attached museum and had a mesmerizing effect.
The only part I did not like was the maintenance around the temple area. It was dirty with cattle roaming inside the premises.
Visited June 2010

5  Thank Anand J
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited on Dec 12 for a brief visit. Although at the time of our visit the main temple was closed, we visited the museum that was part of the temple complex. The museum was only 15 rupees/person and contained relics from the time of Sita as well as dioramas of the life of Sita. There are no signs in English at all, so it may be difficult for those not reading native script.

4  Thank ushastry70
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila and the Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom. Sita the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur. The city is thronged by worshipers and visitors alike especially during the festival of Bibah Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram and Sita's marriage and their wedding ceremony is enacted throughout the week. During this period, the city is enlivened by the wedding festivities. Ram and Sita (Janaki) are the two central characters of the great Hindu epic Ramayan. In the story, Ram strings a bow that originally belonged to Lord Shiva the Destroyer and in the process; the bow breaks into three pieces. One piece flies up to heaven. Another falls down into the depths of the underworld. Today, there is a huge pond called Dhanush Sagar above the very spot. The third piece flies to present day Dhanushadham, about 40 kilometers from Janakpur. There, visitors will see huge rocks shaped liked a bow. Thus, after Ram's successful attempt to string the bow, Janaki's father, King Janak gives his daughter's hand in marriage to the brave prince of Ayodhya.

24  Thank Saajan S
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