It is believed  Paramashivan instructed  Vishwakarma  for making  a bow . The bow was   gifted to  King Janaka   . This bow  was safely kept which  was  too  big and   needed almost  300 people to lift,  and a cart with several wheels  was used to push this cart . 

way to Dhanusha


King Janaka was the ruler of the kingdom of Videha whose  capital  was Mithila.  One day, while a field was being ploughed in the presence of the king, he found a female child in the deep furrow dug by the plough. Janaka and his wife Sunayana were overjoyed by this discovery and adopted the little baby girl as their own.

Birth of Sita from yajna bhoomi, Sitamarhi


The child was named Sita, meaning ‘Furrow’ in Sanskrit. Thus, Sita is  glorified to be the daughter of Bhumi Devi (Mother Earth) since she was born or found in the earth.

photo of Sita's birth

Sita grew up to be a girl of unparalleled beauty and charm and possessed the greatest of womanly virtues. When Sita became of marriageable age, the king decided to have a Swayamvara which included a contest. The king  announced that whosoever could wield the bow and string it, could marry Sita.

one-third piece of Shivadhanush broken by Ram at Dhanusha,Nepal


 On the other side  , after the protection of Vishwamitra’s sacred ritual, on their way back to Ayodhya,  Lord Rama and Lakshmana traveled to Mithila. Accompanied by Vishwamitra, they attended Sita’s Swayamvara.  Lord Rama successfully broke Shiva’s bow as he picked it up and was examining the tautness of its bowstring. The young prince’s strength and courage perplexed all the attendees. And with the breaking of the bow, Janaka proposed Sita to  Lord Rama in marriage. On the approval of Sage Vishwamitra, Janaka sent his messengers to Ayodhya to convey the message to Dasharatha. He gladly accepted the marriage proposal of Rama and Sita . Lord Rama had performed the brave valor of lifting the mighty Siva danusha in his  divine pastime at this holy place  Dhanushaa  a place which  is located  about 30 kms from Janakpur near Bihar Nepal border . This place is  also  popularly called as  ” Dhanush Sagar”.

Sita Temple, Punouda


As per the locals belief, it is said that when Lord Rama lifted the bow, it broke into 3 pieces -one piece went to heaven,  one  at Madhubani and the third piece fell at this place. This broken bow  was submerged under a pipul tree during the course  .

Sita's birth place,Punouda


Over a period of time , this bow has started growing   in size  since  ages .Presently it measures about 12 metres.

dhanush details


 The villagers  here  said that whenever there is a famine in this village , the locals  gather at this holy  place and pour milk near the  pipul  tree. Few gallons of milk would be absorbed  in no time and when the milk starts overflowing,  it is believed the area would be blessed with rains  .

dhanush mandir entrance


The area is  well protected by  a covered shed and  maintained  by the locals . Once in 3 years during a ritual ,  the locals  measure the size of the Dhanush,  and they find it to increase in size towards east by 3 cms or so. This is one the most important places in Nepal not to be missed ..

Adiyen Ramanuja dasan



About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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  1. Rhythm says:

    According to one chaupai in ramayan it is said that 10000 kings tried to pick the bow at once how is it possible what may be the size of the Bow?

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  2. RAMDOOT RAVI says:

    Thanks for RAAJA SRI Janakas wife’s name RAANI. SUNAYANAji

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  3. Ayidhyadasan Ramaswami Sreenuvaasan says:

    Jai Shree Seetaaraam.
    Really worth reading. This life is not enough to understand fully. But, sure, Impact of Chanting HIS name would develop the spiritual thirst to pave the way to BHAKTI.
    Adiyen ayodhyadasan.

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  4. Anand says:

    jai HO. Dhandavat pranams!!
    All glories to Dhanushadhaam all glories to Sriman Varadhan Prabhu!!

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  5. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om! Very informative!
    Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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  6. shanthisethuraman says:

    Thanks for sharing about Dhanushahaam place where Janakar & his family lived there. Of course I couldn’t visit those places, but I could see all the places through your web.site. Your site is very informative.
    When I read this line I wondered myself (Over a period of time , this bow has started growing in size since ages .Presently it measures about 12 metres.) I want to know still it has been growing.
    Jai Sriram, Sita Ram.

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