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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Janaki Mandir-जानकी मंदिर-नेपाल
Janaki Mandir (Nepali: जानकी मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple located at the heart of Janakpur,Nepal. It is dedicated to goddess Sita.
The Janaki Mandir was built by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh from central India in AD 1911, at a cost of Rupees 900,000. In local parlance, the temple is also called Nau Lakha Mandir or Temple of Nine Lakh Rupees.
In 1657, a golden statue of the Goddess Sita was found at the very spot, and Sita is also said to have lived there. The legend had it that it was built on the holy site where SannyasiShurkishordas had found the images of Goddess Sita. In fact, Shurkishordas was the founder of modern Janakpur and the great saint and poet who preached about the Sita Upasana (also called Sita Upanishad) philosophy. Legend has it that King Janaka performed the worship of 'Shiva-Dhanus' on this very site.
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