Mithila Circuit Pilgrimage starts

0 Comments 4 Mar 2014 ADV

The 15-day Madhyama Parikrama, an age-old circumambulatory pilgrimage march, the biggest of religious pilgrimages in the region, has commenced.

As part of the march, the pilgrims go round Janakpurdham stopping at difficult religions sites in the area in between before completing the 133 kilometers long journey.

The circumambulatory pilgrimage is led by a team comprising priests and clergymen carrying a palanwuin containing the idols of the Hindu god Ram and his consort Sita. The circuit march began following religions traditions from the Janaki temple to reach the village of Kalaneswar in neighbouring India.
It will then passes through Girjasthan of Fulahar, India and arrive Mahottari Matihari on Tuesday. The March also covers Jaleswor, Dhruva, Dhanushadha, Aaurahi, Bishaul and then return to Janakpur via Jalaneswar.

 The journey covers 15 resting places including 13 in Nepal and two in India, tn this event marking the religious, cultural and traditional goodwill between the two countries.  in the 18th century with the participants of the march covering by foot.

It is believed to have begun in the 18th century with the participants of the march covering by foot a total distance of 133 kilometers including 107 kilometers in Nepal and 26 in India.

A large number of devotees including hermits and saints from Ayodhya, Mathura, haridwar, darbhangaha, Sitamadi and Baijanathdham are taking part in march in the velief that they would be absolved of worldly suffering. 

Source: Gorkhapatraonlinecom, 03 March 

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