The city of Janakpur, 135 kilometers (84 miles) southeast of Kathmandu is doubly famous as the birthplace of the Hindu goddess Sita, as well as being the site where she was married to Lord Rama.
According to the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, the original city of Janakpur was named after King Janak of the Mithila kingdom. Janak found the baby Sita in a furrow of a field and raised her as his daughter. When Sita (also called Janaki) was about sixteen, the king announced that she could be married by whoever was able to string the divine bow of Shiva. Though many royal suitors tried, only Lord Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, was successful. And not only did he string the bow, he also snapped it in two. Thus, Lord Rama won the hand of Sita.
The centre of Janakpur is dominated by the impressive Janaki Mandir to the north and west of the bazaar. This temple, one of the biggest in Nepal, was built in 1898 (1955 in the Nepali calendar) by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh. It is also called "Nau Lakha Mandir" after the cost of construction, said to be nine lakh rupees. Luxury hotels to budget accommodation and many types of restaurants are found all over Janakpur city. Dharamshalas (accommodation for pilgrims) are also available. The delicious food here has a touch of Indian taste. Varieties of sweets and vegetarian specialties are the norm. Other tourist facilities are also available in this city.
In the Janakpur region, one of such festival is the enactment of the wedding ceremony, decorating temples and monuments, burning of oil-lamps surrounding the temple and other historical sites in the region. The city is thronged by worshippers 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. Real celebrations square measure expedited at the temple on Ramnawami, Vivah Panchami, Chhat, Holi and totally different celebrations. Fans enumeration in hundreds of thousands of throngs at the sanctuary to require associate degree interest within the celebrations. organized near the Janaki Mandir square measure the Vivah Mandap, Ram sanctuary, Laxaman Sanctuary, and Dharmashala. It takes ten minutes on a jinrikisha to realize the sanctuary from Janakpur Buspark or Ramananda Chowk. Ram Mandir, another should visit sanctuary in Mithila, is that the most seasoned sanctuary in Janakpur. it absolutely was worked by the Gorkhali general Amar Singh Thapa. it’s in temple vogue and is placed to the southeast of the Janaki Mandir.
Smash, the aristocrat of Ayodhya, is that the directional god of the sanctuary. The Ram Mandir is placed within the middle of the Janaki Temple and also the sacred Dhanush Sagar. The sanctuary committed to Lord Ram is one amongst the popular sanctuaries of Janakpur. huge fairs square measure expedited here on Ram Navami, Vivah Panchami, and Chhath celebration. Temple sanctum bouses hold of Lord Ram and Mother Sita.
Day 1: Drive/ fly to Janakpur from Kathmandu
Day 2: Janakpur sightseeing and back to Kathmandu
Day 3: Departure
☛ Grounded Transportation.
☛ Hotel Rooms/Accommodation.
☛ Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.
☛ Campfire, Music