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"The Birthplace of Goddess Sita"

Sitamarhi Tourism

Sitamarhi, a town and the district headquarters of the Sitamarhi District in Bihar, is the birthplace of Goddess Sita, wife of Lord Ram. The Punaura Dham is the spot where Mata Sita originated in an earthen pot is located in this region. Bordered by Nepal in the North, Muzaffarpur in the south, Champaran and Sheohar in the west, and Darbhanga and Madhubani in the east and situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, this ancient city is steeped in history and culture.

Janaki Temple at Sitamarhi, Janaki Temple at Punaura, Deokuli, Haleshwar Sthan, Baghi Math, Goraul Sharif, Shukeshwar Sthan, Bodhayan-Sar, and Sabhagachhi Sasaula are the places you must travel to on your visit to Sitamarhi. Sitamarhi has a rich culture of folk arts, dance, and music. It is well known for its lac bangles, and the world-renowned Madhubani paintings are found in many places in this district.

Some of the key attractions include the Ramayan Mela, an annual fair celebrating the life of Lord Rama, and the Ganga Mela, a festival dedicated to Goddess Ganga. In addition to its religious and cultural attractions, Sitamarhi is also known for its delicious cuisine. The city has some great restaurants and street food stalls serving traditional delicacies. When traveling to Sitamarhi, it is important to be mindful of the local customs and traditions, and it is important to dress appropriately. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local weather and climate before visiting, as it can get quite hot during the summer months.

Things to do in Sitamarhi

1. Visit the Sitamarhi Janaki Temple

Sitamarhi is believed to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita, and the Sitamarhi Janaki Temple is dedicated to her. Pay your respects at this ancient temple and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance (Read More).

2. Explore Punaura Dham

Located around 5 kilometers from Sitamarhi, Punaura Dham is an important pilgrimage site associated with Lord Vishnu. Visit the Punaura Dham Temple complex, which includes a beautiful temple dedicated (Read More) to Lord Vishnu and various other shrines.

3. Witness the Ram-Janki Vivah Mela

The Ram-Janki Vivah Mela is a grand festival celebrated in Sitamarhi, reenacting Lord Rama's and Goddess Sita's wedding. It attracts devotees from far and wide who participate in the festivities and w (Read More)itness cultural performances.

4. Discover Haleshwar Sthan:

Haleshwar Sthan is an ancient Shiva temple in Sitamarhi. The temple complex is believed to be more than a thousand years old and showcases exquisite architecture. Pay a visit to experience the spiritu (Read More)al vibes and admire the intricate carvings.

5. Visit the Baghi Math

Baghi Math is an ancient monastery located in Sitamarhi. It holds great significance for Buddhist followers and offers a serene environment for meditation and reflection.

6. Attend Local Festivals

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Sitamarhi by attending festivals such as Chhath Puja, Bihula-Bishari Puja, and Saraswati Puja. These festivals showcase traditional rituals, music, dance, an (Read More)d delicious local cuisine.

7. Explore the Local Markets

Stroll through the bustling local markets of Sitamarhi to experience the authentic flavors of Bihar. Indulge in local street food, and shop for traditional handicrafts. You can check out the local mar (Read More)kets for the famous Madhubani Paintings and lac bangles popular here. Women of Mithila make Madhubani artists work with natural colors on paper and cloth. Their work depicts mythological and religious events.

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