It is a well known Hindu pilgrimage and a good tourist spot with a lot of tourists almost throughout the year. It is said that this temple is the place where Sita went into the earth when she willed it while she was living with Saint Valmiki in the forest of Sitamarhi. It was Saint Valmiki who wrote Ramayana.
Sitamarhi is considered by many to be the birthplace of Sita, the main character of the epic Ramayana; a temple dedicated to Sita is located at Punaura Dham Sitamarhi. A rock-cut sanctuary from the great Mauryan period is found near Sitamarhi.
Places associated with the great Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are of great religious value for the people of India. Sitamarhi, believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama’s consort Devi Sita, is one such place that has become a frequently visited pilgrimage destination. Located in the Sitamarhi District of Bihar in East India, the town is well-known for an array of temples and religious sites. Because of an increasing number of pilgrims taking interest in the religious tours to the town, it has attained popularity comparable to the tourist places like Ayodhya, believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama.
1. Janaki Temple
2. Janaki Temple, Punaura
3. Deokuli (or Dhekuli)
4. Haleshwar Sthan
6. Bagahi Math
8. Goraul Sharif