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Janakpur and Ayodhya will be connected, Modi announces after arriving in Nepal

Janakpur and Ayodhya will be connected, Modi announces after arriving in Nepal

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 May 2018, 07:01 pm

Janakpur, Nepal, May 11 (IBNS) :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Nepal on Friday morning on a two-day trip, visited Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita of the Hindu mythology Ramayana.

He announced that Janakpr will be connected with Ayodhya, the kingdom of Rama, Sita's husband.

"Janakpur and Ayodhya are being  connected. This is a historic moment," Modi tweeted.

Apart from Hinduism, the dominant religion in India and Nepal, Ramayana, the great epic, binds the people of two neighbouring nations, among other things.

Believers claim that Sita was the daughter of Janak, ruler of ancient Mithila, whom Rama, the son of king Dasaratha of Ayodhya married.

"I am glad to be here in Janakpur. I am here to pay respects to king Janak and mata Janaki. I thank the PM of Nepal Shri Oli for accompanying me during this visit to Janakpur," Modi said in another tweet.

Earlier, the PM had arrived in Nepal  at the invitation of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

At 10:15 am, PM Modi's plane landed in historical Janakpur, a sub-metropolitan city, and offered prayers at the Janki Temple.

In the afternoon, PM Modi will travel to Kathmandu where he will meet Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun. In the evening, he will hold delegation-level talks with Oli, External Affairs MInistry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

The prime ministers are likely to sign a number of pacts and inaugurate the Rs. 6,000-crore Arun 3 project which is expected to generate around 900 MW of power.

Janakpur and Ayodhya will be connected, Modi announces after arriving in Nepal

India Blooms News Service
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