to Indian mythology, Sitamarhi has got immense
significance, because it was here that Lord Rama’s
wife Maa Sitaji was abandoned, gave birth to Luv
& Kush and descended into the lap of Mother
Earth forever. The only existing Valmiki Ashram
on the banks of the river Ganges is located here.
Sitamarhi thus carries deep religious values and
significance and is considered a holy ‘Teerth’
like Prayagraj & Kashi. Today, here stands
a magnificent and beautiful Shree Sita Samahit
Temple visited by thousands of pilgrims everyday
with deep faith and reveranice.
ancient times, India has been the fountainhead
and torch-bearer of knowledge and learning. The
exalted teachings enshrined in the Vedas are universally
appealing and benefit the entire humanity. Apart
from these, we have the two great Epics –‘The
Ramayana’ written by Maharishi Valmiki,
and ‘The Mahabharata’ written by Maharishi
Ved Vyas. In the Ramayana, Maharishi Valimiki
has given a detailed account of Lord Rama and
his consort Maa Sita. He very delicately defined
the nobility of Maa Sita and her sincerity, devotion
and sacrifice which made her an ideal woman. Sitaji’s
life is full of pathos, agony and suffering. In
the entire mythology of India, no other woman
has excelled Sitaji in her purity, love and sacrifice.
In Maharishi Valmiki’s Ramayana, a place
near Allahabad called Sitamarhi is where Sitaji
is said to have descended into the lap of Mother
Earth forever. This sacred spot is very near to
Valmikiji’s Ashram on the banks of holy
Ganges. At this place, one feels vibrations of
peace & bliss along with the feeling that
there exist the blessings of Maa Sita.
the place was visited by Swami Jitendranand Tirth
and he had desired that a very magnificent memorial
to Sitaji be built here. The Sita Samahit temple
stands exactly on the mound where Bhagwati Sitaji
descended into Mother Earth. This was built with
the kind help of Shri. Satya Narain Prakash Punj,
promoter of Punj Lloyd Limited, New Delhi who
was inspired by his mother. Within the campus
of the main temple there exists temples of Maa
Sita & Lord Shiva. There also stands 108 ft.
high statue of Ram Bhakt Hanuman installed on
an artificial rock of 20 ft. Under this hillock
there is a cave having small temple of Hanumanji.
is a historical place of immense significance
and is being visited by large number of pilgrims
with great faith and devotion. It is one of the
five ‘Teerths’ (holy places) in Poorvanchal
which are Prayagraj, Sitamarhi,Sarnath. Vindhyavasini
& Kashiraj, all can be visited within 3 days.