Given the fact that it is about 5000 years or more since Sita Devi lived in Mithila (she lives in our hearts even today..)., it is natural that more than one place lay claim to being Sita’s Mithila.This referred article (http://www.mithilatimes.com/detail.aspx?aid=60) describes a lot of places and events related to Sita Devi and Mithila. Many of the events are described in Tulsidas’s Sri Rama Charita Manas and not in Valmiki Ramayanam. So if the article says balakanda for example, it means Tulsi’s balakanda not Valmiki’s.
I have made a few notes from the article given above and posted it here. You can read the notes if the above link does not work.
I came to know that Buddha and Mahavira also visited Mithila and that Sita Maiyah means daughter Sita! They also refer to Sri Rama as a son-in-law. In the surrounding areas you may find the asrama where Rama and Lakshamana protected Viswamitra’s Yajna and where Ahalya was turned back from a stone to a woman. (See: Indra, Gautama Maharshi (Part 1) and Gautama Maharshi (Part 2))
There is also a Girija temple where Sri Rama and Sita first met and fell in love!. While this incident is not there in Valmiki’s Ramayana, it is there in many variations in the Various Ramayana Traditions including a Thai version!
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