Sitamarhi

Sitamarhi is a town and the district headquarters of the Sitamarhi district in the Mithila region of northern Bihar, India and is a part of the Tirhut Division. In 1875, the Sitamarhi sub-division was created within the Muzaffarpur district and further in 1972, it was carved out from Muzaffarpur district to form a separate district.

Sitamarhi is a birthplace of Sita, the main character of the epic Ramayana; there are three temples of visitors' importance located here - Sita Temple, Janki Temple, and Haleshwar Sthan. A rock-cut sanctuary from the great Mauryan period is found near Sitamarhi.

Rama Navami, a spring festival in Dumra, is widely celebrated with a large fair held to mark the occasion. Sama Chakeva is a prominent winter festival dedicated to celebrate brother-sister relationships. This is a major cultural event with marriage ceremonies and many cultural rituals that take much preparation.

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