Madhubani District in Bihar
spreads over an area of 2,501 sq km with a total population of 3 million.
city is the district headquarters. The Kamala and Bhutahi Balan are the two major rivers. Paddy is the main crop. There are many sugar factories in this area.
Madhubani is also famous for its unique style of paintings.
Madhubani painting is a traditional skill that is handed down from generation to generation in some families. Figures from nature and myth are drawn on household and village walls to mark the seasonal festivals of the religious year and for special events such as marriage and birthdays. Madhubani paintings are also known by the name Mithila Art, as it flourishes in the Mithila region of Bihar. These paintings are now drawn on paper and cloth also. When marriages are being arranged, these artists prepare intricately designed wedding proposals.
Saurath mela, a marriage festival is also singular to Madhubani, when prospective bridegrooms and brides along with their parents and pundits gather in their best attire. This festival is a quick way to arrange marriages.