Janakpur Nepal

Janakpur is the capital of the ancient state of Mithila. The Janaki Temple, located in the center of the city, is well known in the Hindu Kingdom. Sita the wife of the legendary hero Ram was born in Janakpur. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur. 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.

Regular bus services are available from Kathmandu and other cities. It has an all weather airport with regular flights from Kathmnadu.


Dhanusadham is a historical and religious site, its reference dating back to the great Hindu epic Ramayana. It is believed to be the place where fell broken remains of the divine Shiva bow that Ram broke to obtain Sita's hand for marriage. It is believed that a fossilized fragment of the broken piece is still to be seen and worshipped here.

Nearby is Janakpur, capital of the ancient Mithila culture, and famous as the birthplace of Sita believed to be incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi of the Hindu mythology. Dhanusadham offers religious sightseeing, rich Terai flora and fauna, semi-rural charm of the Janakpur suburbs and the colorful art and culture of South Nepal. Yadavs, Teli, Brahmans, Kyastha, Tharu, Musahar, Rajput, and Chhetri, are the main inhabitants of the villages in this region.

Tourist services are available in Janakpur city. The best time to visit is between October-March. Dhanusadham is in Dhanusa district and Janakpur zone. Janakpur is approximately 390 kilometers and 10-hour drive from Kathmandu. Buses to district headquarter Janakpur city leave from Central Bus Station, Gongabu in Kathmandu. One can also take a 40-minute flight to Janakpur city from Kathmandu. Dhanusadham is an hour drive from Janakpur.


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