Jersey City Arts Festival, JC FRIDAYS Returns 12/1

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

281 Newark Ave (Monmouth/3rd), 201-216-0555. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. (art) 5pm-9pm GALLERY 495 presents “Mithila Art II.” A wide ranging selection of Mithila Art from north India on the border with Nepal featuring rarely seen work from the early …

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.

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