Duhabi, Janakpur

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Country    Nepal
Zone Janakpur Zone
District Dhanusa District
Population (1991)
 • Total 5,762
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Duhabi is a Village Development Committee in Dhanusa District in the Janakpur Zone of south-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5,762 persons residing in 990 individual households.

Duhabi is an archeological, historical, religious and cultural village situated either sides of indo-Nepal border. The natural environment of the Maithili cultural village includes a river, ponds, mango groove and the historical and archeological sites.[citation needed] It is a natural, cultural, and archeological museum.[citation needed] The word “Duhabi” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Durba”, which means plant of grass family. It is said that Saint Durbasha meditated for 12 years only eating ‘Durba’ in the same village. So the Gadh [place of meditation] got its name Durbasha Gadh latter got its name Duhabi. Historically the archeological remains and icons [stone idols] excavated in the village resemble with archeological remains of Simraungadh and Rajbiraj this proves a historical linkage of Karnat era in Mithila described by the Chinese travelers Xuan Zang and Zheng He.[citation needed]


The archeological, historical, religious, and cultural village, Duhabi is situated in Mithila. It is 15 km east from the historical, religious and cultural town Janakpur and at similar distance from a small business town Jaynagar (India). Nepal railway passes through the village. The archeological remains sites and the temples are at stone throw distance from the railway station.


  1. Dharohar [locally named archeological sites]
  2. Five Temples with excavated idols of God and Goddess.
  3. 500 years old banyan tree and many years old peepal trees.
  4. Cultural events and song, music, art traditional musical instruments.[clarification needed]
  5. Indo-Nepal Border – A small market towns stretched either sides of the border land[1]


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2008. 

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Coordinates: 26°41′N 86°4′E / 26.683°N 86.067°E / 26.683; 86.067