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Sita Samahit Sthal at Sitamarhi

Sita Samahit Sthal, located at Sitamarhi in Uttar Pradesh, is believed to be the spot where Mata Sita was left by Lakshman during exile and it is also believed to be place where Sage Valmiki composed the Ramayana.

Sita Samahit Sthal was discovered by Swami Jitendra Nath Tirth in 1992. The place has a mound in the middle with 30 feet high four hillocks located around. Water coming from the west takes a full round of the mound and then moves towards east.

The temple is located in the middle of a pond and is surrounded by trees. The temple is made out of marble and is nearly 80 feet high. A 10 feet murti of Mata Sita is found in the shrine.

Inner walls of the hall of the temple depict important events from the Ramayana. Murti of Mata Sita descending into the lap of Mother Earth in the lower storey.

Important engravings in the temple include the battle between Luv and Kush against the army of Ayodhya. Hanuman tied to a tree too is engraved in the shrine.

Other highlights in the temple include a cave with 2 feet murti of Mata Sita, Shiva Temple, Samadhi of Swamiji Jitendra Nath Tirth and a 108 feet murti of Hanuman atop an artificial rock.

The most important festival observed here are Navratri and Hanuman Jayanti.