State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to travel : Throughout the year,
Significance : A Pilgrimage Centre.
Locate : 1-km From Likabali, Arunachal Pradesh.
Know Malinithan in Arunachal Pradesh
Malinithan is a temple site in ruins located in the north eastern state of
Arunachla Pradesh in India. Malinithan in Arunachal Pradesh is situated at
the foot of the Siang hills under the Likabali Sub-Division of West Siang
District of Arunachal Pradesh. Malinithan is a holy place of worship visited
by huge number of visitors and pilgrims every year.
The Legend Says
The legend says, on the way to Dwarka from Bhismaknagar, Sri Krishna with
his newly married wife Rukmini Devi begged blessings of Goddess Parvati.
Devi Parvati greeted the newly married couple with wreath. The stringing of
the garland was so unique, that overwhelmed Krishna called Devi Parvati as "Sucharu
Malini", or a lady who strings garlands beautifully - hence from Malini
to Malinithan being the name.
Journey to Malinithan in Arunachal Pradesh
Airport : The nearest airport from Malinithan is Leelabari
or Dibrugarh in Assam. A helipad is also situated at
Along. From here you can pick a
bus to Malinithan.
Road Transport : By bus or car one can easily reach
Malinithan from Guwahati (Assam).
One can also take a bus from Itanagar.
Staying in Malinithan (Arunachal Pradesh)
Accommodation (Circuit House) is available at Likabali.
in Malinithan in Arunachal Pradesh
Ruins Of Durga Temple
Relics of stone images of Malinithan came to be noted from the early
excavation of the 20th century. In due course of excavation between 1968 and
1971, ruins of temples and valuable scriptures were unearthed at this site.
The fame of Malinithan as a holy place of worship draws a large number of
tourists and piligrims. The temple at Malinithan is dedicated to Goddess
Durga and is built on the classical tradition of Orissa.
The site excavated has beautifully designed and decorated basement of a
temple, divine images, icons of deities, animal motifs and floral designs,
carved columns and panels. These rich granite sculptures discovered belong
to 14th -15th century.
Some Important Destinations near Malinithan
Likabali (Arunachal Pradesh) is about 1 km from Malinithan. It is the
nearest administrative centre from Malinithan. Silapathar (Assam) is the
closest railhead just about 10 km from here. Akashiganga, another pilgrimage
site of Arunachal is about 12 km from here. Leelabari (Assam) is 110 km from
Malinithan. North Lakhimpur(Assam) is at a distance of 109 km and Itanagar,
the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is at a distance of 189 km. Itanagar is
directly connected to Guwahati (Assam Capital) by road. One can easily reach
Guwahati from any part of India.