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Situated about 123 km (76 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. By 2015, the town had 173,924 inhabitants, making it the biggest sub-metropolitan town in Nepal. Janakpur is currently the third biggest Terai town ( after Biratnagar and Birgunj) and the 7th biggest in Nepal.
Nepal Railways used to run between Janakpur and India. Since Asmit and Sita are important personalities of Hinduism, Janakpur is an important place of worship for Hindus around the globe. Dudhmati, Jalad, Rato, Balan and Kamala are the most important streams around Janakpur. Yanakpur is one of the fastest growing towns in Nepal and the fifth sub-metropolitan one.
The town has good healthcare and a number of public gardens as well as good public education, college and ISPs. Janakpur rail terminal. Yanakpur has a national aerodrome (IATA: JKR, ICAO: VNJP) with the most flight to Kathmandu. There are regular buses between Janakpur and other Nepalese towns.
There are bicycle ratschas, electrical rikschas, tempi and busses in the town. Sannyasi Shurkishordas, the great holy man and writer, in 1657 found a gold sculpture of the goddess Sita at her birthplace, which eventually became the site of today's Janaki Mandir, the temple of Sita.
In 1911 the Janaki Mandir was commissioned by King Brisabhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh. From an architectural point of view, the sanctuary is the only one of its kind in Nepal. His inner sanctuary contains a flowered sculpture of Sita, apparently found in a miraculous way in the Saryu River near Ayodhya. Sita is holding sculptures of Rama and his half brother Lakshman, Bharat and Satrughna.
During the early evening, the sanctuary is illuminated with colorful lamps and crowded with thousands of people who express their dedication to Sita and Rama. Adjoining the Janaki Mandir is the Rama Sita Vivaha Mandir, a structure that indicates the place where Rama and Sita got to be. Janakpur's oldest sanctuary is the Sri Ram Sanctuary, constructed by Gorkhali General Amar Singh Thapa.
14 ] Pilgrims also attend the city's more than 200 holy pools for religious bathing. Dhanush Sagar and Ganga Sagar, the two main pools, are near the center of the town. Vivah Mandap Tempel is next to Janaki Mandir. The Ram Tower is just South of Ram temple.
February/March before the Holi feast, a one-day parikrama (circumnavigation) of the whole village is held. Rama and Sita are honoured at two other festivals: Lord Rama's anniversary in March-April, Rama Navami, attracts tens of millions of pilgrims. The Vivah Panchami or Vivah Fest represents the marriage of Rama and Sita in the famed Vivah Mandap Tempel on the fifth anniversary of the rising lunar mass in November or early December.
The city has good education institutions and several elite of the nation have been trained here, among them the first Nepalese Federal Republic Governor, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav. Janakpur has many public and privately run education institutions. And Janakpur prides itself on having a university of medicine, Janaki College Medical, which is also part of Tribhuwan University.
Nepal's tenth Rajarshi Janak University(RJU) will also be restructured, as the scheme has already been completed, but there is no existing infrastructural framework, so there will be 3 years for infrastructural work. Janakpur's regional medias consist mainly of several municipal radios, some television broadcasters and some printed papers such as Janakpur Today.
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