legendary account of this glorious temple take us back to the times of Sri Rama
and Sita before they were united in wedlock Its hoary antiquity is heightened by
the divinity pervading the whole region doe to association with the
incarnated holy personages. According to legend, Sita during her maiden hood was a regular visitor to this spot to offer prayers to
enshrined a this temple. Taking bath in the pond nearby,
she used to collect fragrant flowers to making them into garlands for offering
to the august deity It so coincided that Sri Rama also visited one day not by
intent but by accident. When the bashful eyes of coy girl Sita met the youthful
sublime eyes of Sri Rama. Manmatha's work began and consummated in marriage
leading to the daivakarya of destruction of that ruthless demon Ravana for the
establishment of dharma.
place thus sanctified is nearby Janakpur, the capital of Janaka Maharaja.
Moreover the Viswamitra's ashram the scene of action of boy Rama's matchless
heroism displayed in protecting the great gaga lies at the present Besual
village only six kilometres off the Girija Mata's temple. That august temple
receiving due renovation front time to time since then is attracting devout the
is its in steady streams round the year. It is a single chamber shrine with
garbha griha of modest size and a verandha in its fore. The granite icon of
Giriia Devi is about two feet in height and is installed on a high dins To her
right side there is the marble image of Janaki too. The garbha griha houses some
more worshipful deities such as Vinayaka, Kali, Durga, Vishnu, Siva etc., but
they were installed later. There exists still the sacred pond used by Sita for
her bath and is lying to the right side of the temple. Regular worship is
offered by the hereditary Vaishnava priests.