King Sahlesh: The lesser known legend of Mithila folklore

Posted on: Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

These are widely popular lore in the Madhesi community. On Saturday, coinciding the new year, people from the Mithila community celebrated the special day while stressing that the king’s action and deeds should act as inspiration for the present leaders.

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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