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Janaki Temple

Carved out of white marble beautifully reflecting the architectural skills, nothing's perfect than the divinity and history lying at the Janaki Temple.



  • A high amount of serenity, spiritual significance as well as the beauteous fusion of Rajput and Islamic architecture, the Janaki Temple is a perfect illustration of artistry.

    One of the most important cities of Nepal, Janakpur is home to innumerable religious sites. Counted amongst such sites carried along with a tourism significance is the Janaki Temple that is also known as the Janaki Mandir. This city has always proved as the finest illustrator of divinity and entertainment at a single place and thus, it attracts many visitors from all over the world. A trip to Janaki Temple is definitely a relief to your religious cravings. Bringing for you a very ravishing combination of the Hindu and Muslim art, its beauty is literally going to sway your heart away.

  • With its existence maintained in the center of knowledge and wisdom Janakpur, the temple is known to be inheriting the majority of its characteristics from the city it lies in. Despite the Janaki Temple being associated with the religious as well as historical reservation, it is still proficiently maintaining its grandeur. Each and every roo m comprised in this multi-storeyed temple has been adorned with the artistic work compelling the visitors to pay a visit here. Janaki Temple Janakpur is truly a spiritual epicentre containing many engravings, paintings, turrets, etc.

  • This artistic temple is visited by thousands of visitors every year especially due to its intrinsic architecture and the significant history connected to it. The rooms in the Janaki Temple are quite attractive and on a whole, this pilgrimage hub expands over an area of 4,860 sq. ft. with an elevation of approx. 50 feet. As believed, it is the birthplace of Goddess Sita and also she married Lord Ram here. Some people consider the Janaki Temple as the ‘Nau Lakhe Mandir' and it is because an Indian queen named as Queen Vrishu Bhanu is known to have spent a sum of 9 lakhs rupees in its construction.

  • The Janaki Temple is associated with a very interesting mythological story that the majority of the people would have heard before since it's quite famous. As entailed by this story, there was an existence of Shiva's divine bow that was unbreakable. However, Sita was able to easily lift it and break the same into three pieces. On seeing this, her father King Janak realized that she is not at all a normal human instead, she is an extraordinary person. Later, he proudly announced that he is going to let his daughter marry a person who is also able to string Shiva's bow.

  • Ramchandra (King of Ayodhya) came to lift the bow and he was successful in the same. He broke the bow into three pieces out of which the first one flew over, the second got deeper into the land and the third one went to the Dhanusa spot presently known as the Dhanusha Dham. On getting impressed, King Janak organized their marriage with great zeal and enthusiasm. This day is still celebrated by the pilgrims in the form of Bibaha Panchami festival every year. A huge chunk of tourists gather at Janakpur during Bibaha Panchami and during this day, the statues of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita are rotated around Janakpur in order to showcase the occasion of their marriage procession.

  • On entering the premises of this grand temple, you are going to have a glimpse of the whole building adorned with the domes, veranda as well as the pillars. The splendour of this structure is highly marvellous and it is literally going to leave you awestruck. It is highly recommended to spare a few moments of yours to admire the exterior beauty of the Janaki Temple. There is a grand arched gate having a height of 30 meters on the ground floor of this divine building and you'll have to walk amidst it for accessing the interiors of the temple. The 60 chamber rooms present inside the Janaki Temple are designed with the captivating and very beautiful glass, paintings and windows. The temple complex contains small shrines and the idols of Lord Rama, Sita, Urmila, Lakshmana, and King Janak.

  • Just behind the main shrine, there is a presence of a collection of black stones known as the Saligrams. It is said that King Janak used to worship these stones and thus, presently they are carrying high spiritual significance along with them. The Janaki Temple is filled up with innumerable visitors and devotees especially during the months of November and December in order to witness the vibrancy of the Vivah Panchami celebrated here with valour and excitement. During the year 1657, a statue of Goddess Sita was found here and exactly at the same spot, the Janaki Temple has been established. The beauty of Janaki Temple is truly indescribable and its grandeur has been continually admired by many visitors who are looking out for peace and divinity.


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