Action underway to make Janakpur Province-2 capital: Ex-DPM Nidhi

Posted on: Monday, Nov 20, 2017

Janakpur was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mithila. Addressing an election campaign assembly at Janakpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nidhi said, “Nepali Congress has already started lobbying at the centre for making Janakpur the province …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.