Philosophy:Banauli Vidyapati Dih

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Banauli Vidyapati Dih
बनौली विद्यापति डीह
Alternative nameVidyapati Dih
LocationBanauli Village, Mahottari district, Nepal
Part ofAncient Mithila University
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Banauli Vidyapati Dih (Template:Lang-mai) is a historical place related to the great Maithili poet Vidyapati. It is located at Banauli village of Mahottari district in Madhesh Pradesh of Mithila region in Nepal. It is 3.8 miles=

6.116 kilometres South-West from the historical, cultural and religious city of Janakpur Dham in Nepal. It is believed that when the Mugal emperor arrested the King Sivasimha of Mithila, then the King said to his friend and priest Vidyapati to flew his wife Lakhima Devi into the neighbouring country Nepal at his friends kingdom Banauli Raj. Dronwara Puraditya was the King of Banauli Raj Kingdom. Vidyapati and the queen Lakhima Devi took asylum at the court of Dronwara Puraditya . It is said that they lived here for twelve years. Vidyapati wrote many books there.[1][2] The Government of Madhesh Pradesh declared it as a tourist centre.[3][4][5]


The presence of the place is recorded in the poem “Trishit” of Kali Kant Jha. There is a library called as Vidyapati Memorial Library near the site in the Banauli village of Nepal. There is a very big pond named as Lakshmi Sagar near the site. The site has been also recorded as the site of the capital of King Puraditya of Dronwara Dynasty Kingdom in the ancient Mithila. Dronwara Puraditya was the friend of another great Emperor King Sivasimha of Oiniwar dynasty in Mithila.[6] According to the poem "Trishit" the Maithili poet Vidyapati wrote his books Bhagavat, Durga Bhakti and Tarangini here.