Ramayana Circuit Train Arrives in Nepal’s Janakpur
KATHMANDU, (IANS) – The much-hyped Ramayana Circuit train, carrying as many as 500 Indian Hindu pilgrims, arrived in Nepal’s Janakpur on June 24.
It is a first-of-its-kind tourist train covering the Ramayana Circuit in India and Nepal. The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal had jointly flagged off a train connecting Jaynagar in India to Kurtha in Nepal on April 2.
Lord Rama of Ayodhya had married Sita of Janakpur, according to the epic.
Nepal and India had long ago agreed to build the Ramayana Circuit in order to promote the Hindu religion.
Ramayana Circuit is one of the 15 thematic circuits identified for development under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism of India and Nepal has asked to join it.
The tourists will visit the Janaki Temple, witness a cultural program, and participate in Ganga Aarti. They will also visit Janakpurdham and proceed to Sitmarhi by road.