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Month-long Makarmela kicks off at Dhanushadham

2024 Jan 16, 12:46,

A month-long Makarmela has kicked off at Dhanushadham. The Makarmela observed every Sunday and Tuesday in the month of Magh as per lunar calendar bears historic and religious significance.

Dhanushadham is located on the north-east belt of Dhanusha district where large number of devotees from across the country and abroad visit during the religious fair, according to a local, Nitya Nanda Mandal.

It is believed that during the Tretayug, one of the splinters of the bow lifted and broken by Lord Rama during his marriage was dropped at Dhanushadham. The bow was lifted by Lord Ram amidst swayambhar before his marriage with Sita, daughter of King Janak.

The bow was broken into three pieces, among which, a splinter went upward to the sky and another under the ground, the legend mentions.

A Dhanusha Baba temple is also built here. The Dhanushadham is some 19 km in the north-east of Janakpurdham.

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