The 15-day Mithila Madhyamiki Parikrama, which is considered the Mahakumbha of Terai Madhesh, is being completed today. The 15-day field trip is about to be completed in the middle of Mithila by circumambulating Janakpurdham from this morning.
Lakhs of devotees have participated in Madhyama and Antaghriham Parikrama this year as well. More crowds of pilgrims and devotees have been seen in the Antargriham Parikram.
There has been a religious belief that circumambulation can get rid of various kinds of diseases, sufferings, hardships and get new desired results. After the circumambulation, lakhs of devotees who participated in it have started moving towards their destination. Parikrama started from the Mithila Vihari Temple located in the Mithila Bihari Municipality of Dhanusha on the first day of February. After bringing the dola of Mithila Bihari (Ramjanaki) to Janakpur, the dola of different monasteries are included and the circumambulation starts. On Fagu Purnima i.e. on this day, Janakpur’s inter house circumambulation is completed.
Lakhs of devotees have participated in the circumambulation this year as well. There is a religious popular belief that circumambulation with the dola of Ramjanaki will get rid of various kinds of diseases, sufferings, hardships and new desired results. Parikrama Dhanusha, dozens of religious and historical places of Mahottari, 90 km and neighboring country India 30 km, a total of 120 km of land is traveled.
There are three types of circumambulation: large, middle and internal. But due to various problems, the number of people who are interested in Madhya Parikrama is still significant. Lakhs of Narnaris participate in the Parikram in original costumes including the traditional Bajangaza along with the dola of Ramjanaki. It circumambulates the religious places in all four places of Mithila including Lava Laskar.
Hanuman Nagar in Janakpur, Kalyaneshwar in Kalna in Vihar, Girija place in Fulhar in India, Mathihani in Mahottari, Jaleshwar, Madai, Dhuvrakund, Kanchanavan, Parvata, Dhanushadham, Satokhar, Aurhi, Karun (India), Visaul (India) and Yatra On the last day i.e. on the 15th day, the internal circumambulation of Janakpur is completed. Most of the devout devotees who do not participate in the fifteen-day Mithila Madhyamik Parikrama participate in the Janakpur Inter-Griha Parikrama on the last day. The number of young people in this cycle is also significant.
Thousands of devotees and saints from places like Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Sirha, Saptari in Nepal, including Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga in Bihar, India participate in the circumambulation. Most of the elderly participate in the parikram.
It is the belief of the Parikrama residents to change their place every day with a tire cart, a bicycle and a similar arrangement on their heads, to dig the ground and build a stove, to cook food, to sing hymns, etc. Locals organize fairs at fifteen places to rest for the night during Pakrima.
As a bridge of social harmony between Nepal and India, this circumambulation introduces religious, historical and spiritual significance. However, the government at all three levels has not paid much attention to its management.