Things To Do In Madhubani
Madhubani in Bihar is a place with a global footprint on account of its 2500-years old art. Today, there may not be a museum regarding this ancient art in Madhubani but there is one in Japan where there are 1500 madhubani paintings on display. This is really very unfortunate and needs correction. This ancient art goes back to the days of Ramayana and while the art originated in Mithila in Bihar, today the art is practised in not only Bihar but also in Nepal. There are a few things to do in Madhubani, both in and around and these will be discussed now.
Visit the Navlakha Palace and Mandir
The Nagar Fort and the Naulakha Palace are attributed to the then reigning king, Maharaja Shri Rameshwar Singh. Unfortunately an earthquake almost completely destroyed the fort in 1934. However, some amount of reconstruction did take place thereafter. The adjoining Durga Bhavan has a Kali temple. There is a pond as well and a 7 storey tall tower at the middle of the palace. There is a room of deities known as the Gosauni Ghar that is visible from inside the palace.
Seek Blessings in Kapileshwar Temple
The village, Kapileshwarsthan, is 9km away from Madhubani. It is popular today for the Kapileshwar Temple which is a Shiva Temple that has its own story to tell. It seems that the famous sage Kapil placed the Lingam of the Lord at this site. This Shiva Temple is especially popular during the Maha Shivaratri each year when there is a huge crowd that gathers to celebrate the occasion as well as to attend the annual fair that is hosted here.
The Impressive Hanuman Mandir
The Hanuman Mandir in Madhubani is an amazing site for all people of all ages and beliefs. A popular attraction for tourists, you will find this temple very memorable. The site is also good from the point of view of recreation. Visitors to Madhubani will do well to visit Hanuman Mandir and shoot pictures to their hearts content. The area around the temple is scenic and colourful and visitors will surely take back very pleasant memories.
Explore the Kali Mandir Talab
The Kali Mandir and its Talab are perfect locations for spending some quality time with your friends and relatives. This is indeed a fine spot for casual visitors and serious tourists. There is a lot to do and see here. This is a place of recreation as well as adventure. The Talab attracts a lot of visitors especially during the weekends. You will find some amazing architecture as well as layout that has been thought out well. Photographers will surely find plenty of sights to shoot here since the landscape is very colourful.
Popular Somnath Mahadev Temple in Saurath
The Somnath Mahadev Temple is located in Saurath which is a smallish village which lies on the road connecting Jaynagar with Madhubani. This temple of Lord Shiva is the pride of the local Maithili Brahmins who use this venerated place for finalizing wedding negotiations. For the purpose of conducting these negotiations the genealogical records maintained by the local record keepers, are used. These records prove vital for the conduct of negotiations since at the base of all negotiations is of course the details regarding the family tree of both parties.
Visit Shri 108 Maa Durga Mandir in Kakraul
Shri 108 Maa Durga Mandir in Kakraul is an excellent place for all devotees of Ma Durga because of the beautiful image of the deity. But, that is not all. This site is also a fine place for all those who are interested in spending some quality time in a beautiful area. The Mandir is therefore very attractive as a popular place for visitors. The temple is maintained very well and one can make offerings to the deity. Visitors are bound to be impressed with the environment of this temple.