Kathmandu, Dec 10 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Janakpur in Nepal to attend the symbolic wedding of Lord Rama on December 12, according to Indian Embassy officials here.

Adityanath will visit Janakpur as the head of Indian delegation to participate in Vivah Panchami celebrations, they said.

He will also meet Province 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut during his day-long visit to Nepal.

Acording to the Ramayana, Lord Rama of Ayodhya had married Sita in Janakpur.

Janakpur is known as the birth place of Sita. A massive Janaki temple was built in memory of Sita in 1910. The three-storied structure made entirely of stone and marble is 50-metre high and spread over 4860 sq feet.

In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Janakpur where he inaugurated a bus service between Ayodhya-Jankpur and announced Rs 100 crore aid to the Province No 2.

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