Places Close by Janakpur

Dhanush Temple

Dhanush Temple –

Dhanush TempleRam and Sita are the two central characters of the great epic Ramayan. In the story, Ram strings a bow (originally belonged to Lord Shiva, the destroyer) and in the process, the bow breaks into three pieces. One piece flies up to heaven, another falls down into the depths of the underworld. Presently there is a huge pond called Dhanushsagar at this spot. The third piece flies to present day Dhanushadham, about 40 kilometers from Janakpur.

There, visitors will see huge rocks shaped liked a bow. Thus, after Ram’s successful attempt to string the bow, Janaki’s father, King Janak gives his daughter’s hand in marriage to the brave prince of Ayodhya.