Janakpur is considered as the capital of ancient Mithila Kingdom. Most of the people here speak Mithali language written in Devnagiri script is also a dialect of Nepali language.
Maithili literature has been developed from the Janakpur region. There is a statue of Maithili poet ‘Bidhyapati Kokil’. Janakpur is the birth place of Sita whom all the Hindu women consider as their idol. During the festival of ‘Vivah Panchami’, pilgrimages from other parts of Nepal and India also takes part in the marriage ceremony of Ram and Sita.
A big Mela is conducted during Janaki Mandir Darshan. Especially, during the Vivah Panchami, a big crowd of Hindu pilgrims covers the whole Janakpur Area. A large no of foreign religious people also visits Janakpur to get darshan of Ram Janaki and to get enrolled in the Rath Yatra of Mithila. Janaki Temple in Janakpur is one of the famous and main religious temple of Hindus. There are other religious spots in the Janakpur area.
The holy shrines like Dhanusha Sagar and Ratnasagar are also regarded as the cultural heritage the Janakpur.
MAP OF JANAKPUR
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