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Religious City Janakpur

Janakpur Religious Tour

Janakpur Religious Tour

Introduction

The center of Janakpur is the home of the impressive Janaki Mandir to  the north and west of the bazaar. This temple is one of the mosthuge in Nepal. It was built in 1898 (1955 in the Nepali calendar) by Queen Brisabhanu Kunwar of Tikamgarh. It is also popular as  “Nau Lakha Mandir” after the cost of construction, verbally expressed to be nine lakh. In 1657, the great saint and poet Sannyasi Shurkishordas discovered a golden statue of the Goddess Sita at the exact place where she was born, which ultimately became the location of the current Janaki Mandir, the Temple of Sita. Shurkishordas is considered to be the progenitor of modern Janakpur. Janakpur Religious Tour is special tour by Duke Nepal Adventure who wants to dig deep into the religious history of Nepal.

Further Information

The temple is architecturally unique in Nepal. Statues of Rama and his moiety-brothers Lakshman, Bharat and Satrughna stand by Sita. Early evenings are the best times to visit as colorful lights and hundreds of pilgrims welcome you. Therefore, the temple is categorically popular with women, who wear their best habiliments when visiting the shrine.

Adjacent to the Janaki Mandir is the Rama Sita  Bibaha Mandap, a building that marks the place where Rama and Sita were residing. Tens of thousands of pilgrims visit Janakpur to pay homage to Sita at the time of Vivah Panchami, the espousement day of Sita and Ram (the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in November/December) and on Ram Navami, the day of inception of Lord Rama (the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which commences with the incipient moon in March/April).

Janakpur

The oldest temple in Janakpur is Sri Ram Temple by the Gurkhali soldier  Amar Singh Thapa..

Janakpur is withal kenned as city of 52 kunda & 72 kuti. The two most consequential, Dhanush Sagar and Ganga Sagar, are near to the city center. The evening aarti at Ganga Sagar is most fascinating to the pilgrims. Hence, this place has religious connotations. In fact, these were built by King Janak who anticipated the advent of Gods after the holy espousement of Rama and Sita.

Ramanand Gate is popular as  Asia’s largest gate located at Ramanand Chowk because it is huge in size.

Most noteworthy, major religious celebrations include the major Hindu festivals such as Dipawali, and Vijayadashami. It is followed by spectacular Chhath (sun worship) six days after Dipawali. Furthermore ,people here have been velebrating both the festivals Dipawali and Chhath with a carnival-like atmosphere. Therefore, the locals are proud as they have been celebrating these festivals.

On the full moon day of February/March afore the festival of Holi, a one-day Parikrama (circumambulation) of the city.  Similarly, many people offer prostrated obeisance’s along the entire eight km route. Furthermore, two other festivals accolade Rama and Sita: Rama Navami, the day of inchoation of Lord Rama.Finally the Vivah Panchami or Vivah festival re-enacts the wedding of Rama and Sita at the famous Vivah Mandap temple on the fifth day of the waxing moon in November or early December (after Kartik Purnima),where Rama broke the bow of Shiva.

Art

Most of all, Maithili women are popular for their traditional art, especially their paintings on pottery, walls and courtyards.  Consequently, in addition these Mithila Paintings are famous internationally.

Regalement

Janakpur has five movie theaters: 1. Aasha Cinema Hall 2. Girija Hall 3. Shri Hanuman Talkies 4. Neelam Theater 5. Ram Janaki Picture Palace, one of most Prominent is Mithila Natyakala Parishad (MINAP).

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu full day sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Drive or flight to Janakpur
  • Day 4 : Sightseeing in Janakpur.(Ram Janaki Temple, Ramanada Chowk)
  • Day 5 : Driving or Flying back to Kathmandu
  • Day 6 : Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and brief introduction about tour by Duke Nepal Representatives.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu full day sightseeing
    This full day sightseeing trip will combine various monuments, cultural and Heritage site within the valley- Boudhanath an Buddhist stupa, Pashupatinath an Hindu Temple, Patan durbar square, Swoyambunath, an Buddhist and Hindu Shrine, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Museum and Kumari (virgin) living goddess temple
  • Day 3 : Drive or flight to Janakpur
    This day you will be flying or driving to Janakpur along with beautiful views on the way.
  • Day 4 : Sightseeing in Janakpur.(Ram Janaki Temple, Ramanada Chowk)
    This day you will visit pilgrimage site popularly known as Ram Janaki Temple(Sacred place) and popular place known as Ramananda Chowk.
  • Day 5 : Driving or Flying back to Kathmandu
    This day you will fly back to Kathmandu or drive back to Kathmandu and Duke Nepal Adventure will be providing farewell dinner in local Nepali cuisine ethnic restaurant.
  • Day 6 : Departure
    Duke Nepal Adventure representative will drop you to the airport if you have no further plan.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc. (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Dhanusha, SE Of Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 2,322 m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 2 pax
  • Duration: 6 days Day(s)
  • Rating: Easy

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