11 Most Important Historical Places In Mithila

In modern era mithila is a virtual region which can be said to be broadly comprised of districts of Nepal and Bihar .It is said that the capital of ancient Mithila Janpad was Janakpur in the Dhanusa district of Nepal.Mithila name was evolved from Mythical King 'Miti' which means "Soil".

Places like Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Begusarai,Khagaria,Katihar,Madhepura,Saharsa,Supaul,Purnia,Araria and Kishanganj were said to fall under the the Kingdom of Mithila.The region has its own cultural identity having its own language called 'maithili'.

1Janakpur

Janki Mandir is the biggest temple of Janakpur

According to sage valmiki , the author of "Ramayan" the holy epic of Hindus , Janakpur was the capital of king Janak who ruled mithila many years ago.Another saint "Tulsidas" also had described mithila as Janak's capital.Janakpur now lies in Nepal.

2Dhanusha

Dhanusha Temple

Dhanusha is a place near Janakpur in Nepal.It is believed that "Sita - Swayamwar" took place here.The famous bow of Shiva "Pinaka" was broken by Lord Rama as described in Ramayana.

3Sitamarhi

janki_mandir_sitamarhi

A district in Bihar situated on the bank of river Lakhandei ( trib. of Bagmati) approx 50 km from Darbhanga.In Valimiki Ramayan, it is written that Janak found a girl child while ploughing field and he named her Sita.The god gifted Sita brought an end to the year long drought and famine in Mithila. The place is now called Janki Mandir (Temple) in Sitamarhi.

4Ahilya Sthan

Ahilya Sthan in Mithila

The place lies in Darbhanga district of Mithila region.It is believed that Lord Rama on his way to Dhanusha for Swyamwar freed a saint wife "Ahilya" from curse which turned her to a stone.

5Maheshi

Ugratara Temple at Mahishi Village in Mithila

Maheshi is a village in Saharsha district in Mithila region.The famous debate between Shankaracharya and Mandan Mishra was held at this place centuries ago.The debate changed the course of Hinduism reformation by Shankaracharya.Shankaracharya was successful in defeating Mandan Mishra but was defeated by his wife Bharati.

6Balirajgarh

Balirajgarh Mithila

About a distance of 30 km from Madhubani district of Mithila in Babu Barhi one can find the ancient remains of kingdom of legendry king Bali ,the Son of Prahlad.After being neglected for so many years , archeological survey of India , has recently identified this place as a site of historical importance.Efforts are now on to excavate the remains and find the story.

7Kalyaneshwar

Ancient Shiva temple in Kalna village of Mithila

Kalneshwar is an ancient Shiva temple which is situted in Kalna village near madhubani.The age of temple is still unknown.

8Chamunda Sthan

Chamunda Sthan in Mithila

This place is located in Katra police station in Muzaffarfur district of Mithila region.

9Kapileshwar

Kapileshwar Sthaan in Mithila

Kapileshwar is located in kakraul of Rahika in Madhubani district of Mithila region.It is believed that a " Shiva Linga " was established by ancient sage Kapil here.For many years it was managed by Raj Darbhanga.

10Shri Rageshwari

Shri Rageshwari Temple in Mithila

It is a very popular and historical temple in Madhubani district of Mithila.The place is located in village Dokhar.Lakshmi Nath Gosai Kuti.It was the hut of famous saint Lakshmi Nath Gosai.He was regarded as a saint with mystical powers.His creations on Lord Krishna are famous.The place is located in Lakhnaur block in Jhanjharpur sub division in Mithila region.

11Jitwarpur

Jitwarpur village is the hub of madhubani paintings in Mithila

Jiwarpur village has a got world wide recognition for re-establishing mithila art on world map.The village is famous among western foreigners for purchase of Mithila art and other stuffs like sikki art etc.The village can be approached by a rikshaw from Madhubani station.

Himanshu Jha

Himanshu Jha

Himanshu Jha is a Founder & CEO of Mithilaconnect.com.He has a background in Computer Science while writing and traveling are his creative passion.

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