In Rupandehi, there is Sorauli village in Parroha VDC. On the east of Semlar VDC till the west of Baurakhola; from the upper part to the south and on the north of Mahendra Highway, is the exact location of Sainamaina. It is culturally a very important place. In ancients Kapilvastu, among various productive villages present, SamGam name was later transformed to Saina – Maina, the history specifies. Queen Mayadevi started a ‘Saina’ relation with a queen named ‘Maiya’ so the place was named SainaMaina, another presumption reads. Another story says –“Once a conflict broke out in Indian army. In order to avoid destruction, queen of Lucknow came to the northern areas to take refuge with her army “sena” and load carriers ‘mena’ and stayed at this place, so the name Saina – Maina prevailed, the elders residing here opine. The buried structures and excavated architectural items reveal that the place is the remaining of Shakya dynasty. In the meantime, once densely populated area became barren and queen Begam of Lucknow resided here for isolation and protection.
When British army captured Ayodhya and Jhansi, sister of Nana Saheb, Maharani of Jhansi, Laxmi with her army and load carriers (sena- mena) came to the western of Butwal and Saina- Maina area to take refuge. They asked help from Nepal and agreed to give the captures areas to Nepal if they won the battle with British. But due to fear of British Empire, the army could not tackle them so Nana Saheb had no options rather than to vanish from the scene, the preposition states. Back in those days, this place had dense forest while currently it is home for hundreds of slum dwellers and squatters.
Two decades back, images of women, modern men, yogis (sadhus), remains of durbar, kuwa, etc. were excavated from the area. People still consume water of Rani kuwa and thulo kuwa present in this area. The kuwas are built with huge artistic stones. Various spieces of bricks, earthern pots, dolls and statues found scattered all over the place, is evidence of ancient history of this locality.
The remainings of durbar located within the boundary of Sorauli village was destroyed. As a result, history was veiled, past remained behind the shutteres forever. In the jungle of eastern side of Sorauli, 19 ft circular chakra, remains of temples, Shivalinga, wells, kuwas and other artistic huge shilas are some of the important monuments of this territory. 3 ft. tall statue of Bikshu (monk) In Jagidaada is an impressive sample of architecture. Badahakim of palpa, Khadga Shumser excavated this place so as to dig out the ancient artefacte buried. Some artefacts are made public in Lumbini’s Samikshyalaya as well.