Art and Culture of Darbhanga

Darbhanga is also known as cultural capital of Bihar,This district is known for its rich tradition of folk art form, Mithila painting. Traditional folk drama styles of Mithila region are also very popular in this district. Most prominent among them are Nautanki, Natua Nach and Sama Chakeva, Madhushrawani (new Bridegrooms). The civilian of this district commonly communicate in maithili. The population is strongly trust in their different religion and cast. There are many famous temples among the district, some are Shyama Mandir (Darbhanga Raj), Tara Mandir(Darbhanga Raj), Hanuman Mandir (Laheraisarai), Malechchmardini Mandir (Darbhanga city), Ahilya Sthan Mandir(Near Kamtaul, Chahuta), Kusheshwar Sthan mandir (This is a Shivalay), Videshawarsthan (also a shivalaya), Singheshwar Sthan (Shivalaya), Sidhdha Vidyapeetha Tara Sthan (Navtol village near Ghanshyampur Block), Historical Mahadev Mandir (Hafidwar village near Navtol village), Durga sathan (Nwada village) and many more.

A number of fairs and melas are organised in various parts of the district. The Kartik Purnima mela, Dussehra mela, Janmashtami mela and Divali mela are most popular among them. Mela for bride can be seen in "Sauratha Sabha" where marriages are settled .

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Jhijhiya Dance Jharni Dance Jat Jatin Dance
Sama Chakeba Madhushravani Saurashtra Sabha
Madhubani Painting Sikki Works Maithili Dramas
Maithil Dress Chhath Maithili Language