Janaki Temple, Janakpurdham
The Janaki Temple is a sacred Hindu religion. Janaki or Sita is the daughter of King Janak. Janaki temple is located in her birthplace Janakpur. Janakpurdham is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Nepal.
This temple is made in Mughal style temple of Nepal. This temple, which receives the reputation of Nepal, is considered to be an excellent model of art.
Janki temple located in Janakpur, was capital of ancient Mithila, is the center of Hindu faith around the world.
This temple is built in the birthplace of Ramayana Sita, popular in Hindu religion, it is grand and charming.
The princess Brishbhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh in India’s Madhya Pradesh, as the temple built by spending 9 lakh silver pieces, is called Naulakha Temple.
In 1819, temple began construction and was completed in 1913. The temple is also a cultural heritage for Mithanchal people.
According to the calendar of the temple, most of the activities have been done according to the Mithila method, from birth to death.
on the occasion of Rama Navami Janaki Navami in Chaitra (March-April), Janaki Navami in Baisakh (April-may), the wedding ceremony of Ram and Sita in mangsir (nov-dec), Kojagrat Purnima (full moon day) in Ashoj (sept-oct) are some example of festivals celebrated in Janaki temple.
Thousands of devotees attend during Purnima(full moon day) of every month. Nepal government has strived to list this temple to world the heritage area. Janakpur Janaki temple is a heritage of civilization in a religious and cultural manner.
Celebration During Bibaha Panchami ( wedding ceremony of Ram-Sita)
Here in Janaki temple, the marriage pavilion is named as Dhanusha and in this marriage, Ram-Jaanki is married to the entire custom on the day of Bibah Panchami.
There is a place named Dhanusha, 14 KM far from Janakpuri. It is said that Ramchandra broke Shiva bow at this place. That bow was impossible to lift for ordinary people. A stone piece present here is called the relic of it.
Especially people come to this temple on the occasion of ‘Wedding Panchami’.
A lot of Lakes and temples
There are many other temples and lakes around this temple in Janakpur. There are different stories with each pond.
There are 40 temples near the pond named ‘Vihar Kund’.
There are about 115 Sarovars and Kunds in the temple complex and around, Gangasagar, Parasuram Kun, and Dhanush-Sagar are considered to be highly sacred.
There are four smaller ‘Kohhers’ around the pavilion, in which idols of Sita-Ram, Mandvi-Bharat, Urmila-Laxman and Shrutikirti-Shatrughan are established.
Some Interesting facts about Janaki temple
- It is said that before marriage, mother Sita lived in this place.
- In 1657 a monk got a statue of Sita Mata here.
- After this Saints Shurakishordas founded the modern Janakpur.
- Lord Rama broke Shiva bow at this place.
- A stone piece present here is called the remains of the same bow.
- In this temple, the marriage pavilion is located in the name of Dhanusha
- In this pavilion, Ram-Jaanki is married to the entire custom on marriage Panchami day.
How to get to Janaki temple from Kathmandu Nepal
There is two option to get to Janaki temple of Janakpur Dham. Either you go directly by plane from Tribhuwan International to Janakpur Airport or you can visit by bus. Air ticket cost 50-100 USD while the bus ticket is 10-15USD.
There are so many Hotels in Janakpur Dham which includes hot water cold water facilities. These hotels generally serve Indian and Nepali food but you can order some continental foods as well in those hotels
How much budget do I need to travel Janakpur Nepal from Kathmandu
You will need at least 200$ to travel from Kathmandu to Janakpur. You can get janakpur from kathmandu in 30 minute of flight. But if you wanna budget travel then you can get by local bus or reserved jeep
- Bus ticket cost: 15$ to reach Janakpuri from Kathmandu
- Airplane ticket cost: 50-100$ from one way
- Food: 5$ per meal in general hotels but star hotel may charge different
- Drinking: 0.02$ per bottle of water and beverage as per need
- Accommodation:10$ per night
- Permit:10$ for foreigner only
- other: as per your need