Since time immemorial, Maithili culture and tradition has dominated eastern part of India. The peak of Maithili culture and tradition gained prominence during 1300 to 1500, under Vidyapati. Vidyapati with his Maithili gana , spread Maithili culture and ethos across . He wrote his poems in the language of masses though Sanskrit was official language. Vidyapati is very popular in mithila and native of mithila celebrate vidyapati samaroh every year across the country .
Every established and aspiring singers perform in mithila vidyapati samaroh . Maithili Thakur currently spearheading this across. Maithili song has attracted millions across the globe . Maithili word derived from sita name who was known as Maithili too.
Maithili bhajan and maithilil lokgeet encompasses and irradiate the social and cultural ethos which existed hundreds of years . Mata Janki / sita /Maithili is revered and worship and held in high esteem and people from mithila epitomizes and follows her values and principal religiously with great fervor even today . Maithili vivah geet especially Lord Ram and Sita vivah is very popular among folks . Through Maithili geet the rich culture of mithila is still intact , enlivened and vivid in the veins of native of mithila . Maithili gana which encompasses Maithili bhajan and Maithili lokgeet is the most important factor that has kept the rich culture and heritage of Raja janak and Mata sita fresh and vibrant .