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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