title Janakpur Dham | City of Ponds | Home of Janaki Temple

Tue, Oct 03, 2023

Janakpur Dham | City of Ponds | Home of Janaki Temple

Janaki Mandir (Nepaliजानकी मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple in JanakpurNepal, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita. It is an example of mixed Hindu Nepali architecture[1] Fully built in bright white and constructed in an area of 1,480 square metres (15,930 sq. feet) in a mixed style of and Hindu Kingdomship of ancient Nepal.[2] It is a three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble.

All its 60 rooms are decorated with the flag of Nepal, colored glass, engravings, and paintings, with beautiful lattice windows and turrets. According to legends and epics, King Janak ruled Videha Kingdom from this part of Janakpur during the Ramayana period. His daughter Janaki (Sita), during her swyambar, had chosen Lord Rama as her husband, and become the queen of Ayodhya. Their marriage ceremony had occurred in the nearby temple which is also called vivaha mandap that later reconstructed by Amar Singh Thapa. The site was designated as a UNESCO tentative site in 2008.[3]

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