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Janakpur Nepal

Janakpur (78 m) calls the city, temple and headquarters of Dhanusa District situated in Province No. 2 in eastern Terai Region Nepal. The most popular Hindu pilgrimage site and Maithili civilization centre in Nepal. Janakpur located 384 km southeast of Kathmandu, which takes 10 hours by bus and 30 minutes by flight from the capital city of Nepal. Dhanushadham situated 18 km far from Janakpur, which takes an hour by local bus. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, Janakpur was the headquarters of King Janak, the birthplace of Goddess Sita (princess) is known as Janaki. She was married to Lord Ramchandra of Ayodhya, India. 

The sacred Janaki Mandir (Temple) was constructed in 1894-1910 by Queen Vrish Bhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh, India. Three-storeyed, Mughal and Koiri architectural temple has 60 rooms. It called "Nau Lakha Mandir" with its nine lakh rupees (silver coins of Victoria) budget, however, it was spent 24 lakhs Indian Rupee to build the temple. Once, the King of Makwanpur, Manikya Sen met Priest Surkishordas, then he managed 1400 Bigha (910 hectors) land for the temple's Guthi. Every year major festivals, Vivah Panchami, Ram Navami, Holi, Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, and Chhat celebrates. 

The marriage celebration of Ram and Sita, Vivah Panchami held in December. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana (Treta Yuga), Sita could marry anyone who was able to lift the bow of Shiva. Many royal suitors tried to lift, however, only Rama, Prince of Ayodhya lifted the bow. Afterwards, they were married in the city. There are private and government school, colleges, traditional villages, Gangasagar Public Library, Dharamshalas (pilgrim shelter), Ganga Sagar, Parshuram Kunda, Dhanusha Sagar, Ram Sita Bibaha Mandir, Ram Mandir, Jaleshwar, Shiva temple with 70 temples scattered around Janakpur city. The widely spoken languages are Maithili, Nepali, Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Awadhi.