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Sitamarhi District

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Sitamarhi is one of the districts of the state of Bihar, India. Sitamarhi town is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district is a part of the Tirhut Division and is located along the border of Nepal.HistoryThis place is considered as birthplace of Sita, the main character of the epic Ramayana and a temple dedicated to Sita lies near Sitamarhi town. A Rock cut sanctuary of Mouryan period is found near Sitamarhi.In 1875, a Sitamarhi subdistrict was created within the Muzaffarpur district. Sitmarhi was detached from Muzaffarpur and became a separate district as of December 11, 1972. It is situated in the northern part of Bihar. The district headquarters is located in Dumra, five kilometers south of Sitamarhi.Sitamarhi district became a full-pledged district when it was split from Muzaffarpur district in 1972. 1994 saw the split of Sheohar district from Sitamarhi.The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor. There is a village in Sitamarhi District named Harpurwa. There is the tomb of Hajrat Daataa Shah Rahmatullah Alaihe in Harpurwa which is famous in Sitamarhi district.Tradition and legend says that goddess Sita sprang into life while King Janaka was ploughing the field in order to please Lord Indra, the god of rains. The place got its lovely name Sitamarhi from this beautiful legend.
Sitamarhi District is in Bihar. Our India trip planner allows you to schedule your trip to Sitamarhi District, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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