Girija Kund Janora in Ayodhya, it is also called Sita’s maternal house.
Everyone knows that Mother Sita’s maternal house is in Janakpur. The same Janakpur, some part of which is in Bihar and some in Nepal, but do you know that Mata Sita also has a maternal house in Ayodhya. If you do not know, then here we are telling you how Mother Sita also has a maternal house in Ayodhya. Now you may be surprised that her in-laws’ house is in Ayodhya, then how can she have her maternal home? But that’s just the way it is. Actually, Janora village adjacent to Ayodhya is said to be the property of King Janak. King Janak had bought the land of this village from Ayodhya husband Dasharatha and settled it.
Here is the palace of King Janak and also the Jagrata temple of his worshiper Lord Shiva. There is Sita Kund here and also Brahma Kund for Yagya Havan. Maharishi Valmiki, a contemporary of Lord Rama, has described this place as Janakchaura in his Ramayana. However, with time, due to confusion, it changed from Janakchaura to Janaura. Now this name is also in today’s revenue records. Come, now let us come to the story of this village. According to different incidents of Valmiki Ramayana, King Janak was a very conservative and traditional person.
Janak did not even drink the water from Sita’s in-laws house.
After the marriage of Sita, he sent him away with Ram, but he started feeling distraught. Meanwhile a fortnight passed. The Vice Chancellor advised that now Sita ji should be sent to Kaleva. On his advice, King Janak himself decided to go to Ayodhya with Kaleva. The problem at that time was where he would eat and where he would stay during his stay in Ayodhya. In fact, there is a tradition that after the marriage of the daughter, the father cannot eat food or even drink water from her house. In such a situation, King Janak sent a messenger to Ayodhya and requested King Dasharatha to give a plot of land at a reasonable price.
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Janak settled the village by purchasing
King Dashrath was surprised at this request of Janak, but then he ordered General Secretary Sumant to transfer any plot of land identified by the messenger to King Janak at a reasonable price. The details of transfer of ownership of this plot should also be recorded in the revenue records of the state. After this the messenger identified a land outside the limits of Ayodhya city. At that time that land was used for farming. A village was quickly established on this land.
Raja Janak’s palace and temple still exist today
All the material from Janakpur was loaded on chariots and then King Janak came to Ayodhya with Sita ji’s body. There is a story in Ramayana that at that time King Janak stayed in Ayodhya for a long time. Therefore, he built a Shiva temple to worship his beloved Lord Shiva, dug a pond for bathing and also built a Brahma Kund for Havan Yagya. Raja Janak’s building is still present here in the form of a temple. Similarly, the lake is known as Sita Kund. It is said that even after this, whenever King Janak came to Ayodhya, he stayed in this building.
Witness to Ram’s exile, coronation and now his death.
Janora village of Ayodhya became witness to Ram’s exile. When Ram came to Ayodhya after the victory of Ravana, he witnessed his coronation. On both these occasions, King Janak was present in Janora and stayed here for a long time. It was in this Janora that he preached to Mother Sita during her exile. After this, even at the time of coronation, King Janak had taught Sita the dignity of a queen. Now once again a large number of people from Janakpur have reached Ayodhya for the consecration of Ram Lalla. Arrangements for their stay have also been made in this Janora.