Situated between Allahabad and Varanasi, Sita Samahit Sthal (Sitamarhi) is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sita Devi. It is believed that it was at the forest of Sitamarhi where Goddess Sita Devi descended into the lap of the Mother Earth forever. The temple was built by Shri. Satya Narain Prakash Punj. It is one of the five 'Teerths' (holy places) in Poorvanchal which are Prayagraj, Sitamarhi, Sarnath, Vindhyavasini & Kashiraj.

Location Bhadohi District,Uttar Pradesh


According to the legends, Sage Narada was humiliated by behavior of Lord Vishnu in the disguise of Mohini and Narada cursed Lord Vishnu that he would feel the agony of separation of his beloved. In Treta Yuga, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi was incarnated as Sita and Rama. While they were in exile, Rama got separated from his wife Sita when Ravana abducted her. Later, Lord Rama killed Ravana and took Sita back to Ayodhya. However, Lord Rama was made to prove chastity of his wife, Sita as she had spent a long time in Lanka. To maintain the public sentiment, Lord Rama sent his pregnant wife, Sita to forest where she stayed in the Ashrama of Sage Valmiki. Sita gave birth to Luv and Kusha. Years later, Lord Rama performed the AshwamedhaYajna to prove his might over other rulers as per the traditions. However, Luv and Kusha captured the Ashwa (Horse). Luv and Kush fought with the army and brothers of Rama and later Rama himself reached the place where his horse was tied. There he get to know about his sons, Luv and Kush from the Sage Valmiki. Lord Rama asked Sita and his sons to return to Ayodhya. However, Sita was again asked to establish her chastity before the people of Ayodhya. As Sita couldn’t bear the humiliation anymore, she asked her mother Earth to take her with herself. Upon her request, the earth erupted and Sita was submerged into it. The author of Ram Charit Manas , Goswami Tulsidas had visited this place while travelling from Varanasi (Kashi) to Allahabad (Prayag) and stayed here for three days. He described the location of Sitamarhi between Baripur and Digpur. The two villages still exist and testify the location. He explained the location in his Kavitawali Uttarkand couplet 138.


The Sita Samahit temple stands exactly on the mound where Goddess Sita descended into Mother Earth. There exists temples of Goddess Sita & Lord Shiva within the campus of the main temple. There is a 108 ft. high statue of Ram Bhakt Hanuman is installed on an artificial rock of 20 ft. Under this hillock there is a cave having small temple of Lord Hanuman.


The Culture of Uttar Pradesh has its roots in the Hindi and Urdu literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh attracts large number of visitors, both national and international; with more than 71 million domestic tourists (in 2003) and almost 25% of the All-India foreign tourists visiting Uttar Pradesh, it is one of the top tourist destinations in India.Varanasi is widely considered to be one of the oldest cities in the world. It is famous for its ghats (bathing steps along the river), full of pilgrims year round who come to bathe in the sacred Ganges River. Mathura is world-famous for its colourful celebrations of the Holi festival, which attracts many tourists also – thanks partly to the hype, which the Indian film industry has given to this highly entertaining socio-religious festival.

Darsan Dresscode 

Wear good looking clothes, avoid shorts for men

Darsan Info

06:00 AM to 08:00 PM (All days of the week)

Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and arati to Godesses Lakshmi starts from 06:30 AM onwards

Additional Info


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