Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi visited the 20th century Janaki temple at Janakpur, in Nepal and offered special prayers. Modi who is on a two-day visit to the neighbouring country, went directly to the Janaki temple, dedicated to Sita, from the airport. Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli welcomed Modi upon his arrival. They took part in the Shodashopachara Pooja at the Janaki temple. Modi also flagged off a bus service to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in India, from Janakpur, in Nepal.