Janakpur, November 13: On the auspicious occasion of Lakshmi Puja, a breathtaking spectacle unfolded in Janakpurdham as 35,000 lamps illuminated the Janaki Temple on Sunday evening.
In celebration of Diwali, the grand lighting of 35,000 lamps was orchestrated by Chote Mahant Ram Roshan Das of Janaki Mandir. He announced that this luminous tradition of lighting lamps in the Janaki Temple would be continued every year during Diwali.
As evening descended, residents of Janakpurdham, local youth, and devotees gathered to light the lamps in the Janaki Temple, creating a magnificent and spiritually uplifting scene.
Historical Significance of Janaki Temple
Janaki Temple, a sacred Hindu place of worship, stands in the birthplace of Sita in Janakpur. Exhibiting Mughal architecture, this renowned temple in Nepal is revered as a masterpiece of art.
Constructed in the capital of ancient Mithila, Janakpur, the Janaki Temple holds a central place in Hindu faith worldwide. Princess Vrishabhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India, undertook the construction of the temple at the cost of 9 lakhs of silver. Also known as Naulakha Temple, its foundation stone was laid in 1894, and the temple’s construction concluded in 1911. A cultural heritage for the people of Mithila, the temple follows the Mithila method in its annual calendar, aligning its activities with traditional events, including Rama Navami, Janaki Navami, Ramjan marriage festival, Kojagrata, Jhula, and Parikrama.
With thousands of devotees participating in various events throughout the year, Janakidham stands as a testament to the rich religious and cultural heritage of the Maithili civilization.