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Punaura Dham

Maa Janaki Janmabhoomi Temple is also known as Punaura Dham in Punaura village of Sitamarhi district of Bihar. It is believed that Mata Sita was born at this place. There is a story related to this that once there was a severe famine in Mithila and the priest there advised King Janak to plow the field. When King Janak was ploughing, an earthen pot came out of the ground, in which Mother Sita was in an infant state.

Behind the temple in Punaura Dham, there is a lake by the name of Janaki Kund. There is a belief about this lake that bathing in this lake gives birth to children. There is a famous place named Panth Pakar here. This place is associated with the marriage of Mata Sita. The ancient Peepal tree is still there at this place, under which there is a palanquin. Punaura Dham is the center of faith and must visit here


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