Having traced back from historical records, the
Malinithan is made up of very old and
ruined bricks and blocks. This was used
to form the large ancient Temple Malinithan which is located at the foot
of the siang Hill of Assam.
The site has stories as old as the tales of the archeologists
which claims that it has many relics within it ruins. The site actually
does hold great religious importance for the local inhabitants, alongside it
was also a tourist spot.
The shrine was established in honor of the
Goddess Malini, it is popularly known as Parvati.
The archeologists had found some historical
artifacts such as the idols of Durga and Shiva,
most of which have been excavated thus making the site full of mystery.
It only goes to prove that Shakti was worshipped
by the masses in the region
The ruins of the temple states that the temple
was built with the use of granite stones
under the Aryan influence.
It is a myth of study from the locals that stated
that Krishna wanted to marry Rukmini, he also narrated the abduction that occurred before her wedding
They made a stop at Malinithan, they were
welcomed by Shiva and Parvati who received them as guests and also gave them
garlands made of flowers plucked from her orchard.
Krishna was impressed with the act that she gave
Parvati the title of Malini meaning ” the mistress of the garden.
of the temple
There were quite a few findings that were
unearthed at the site
Including the statues and sculptures of various
gods and goddesses, a remarkable designed pedestal of the temple, some species
of animals and flowers were discovered.
The ruins and columns with panels that aligned
with the locations could have been the concept used to form the temple.
Idols of Indra,Ganesha and Surya are some of the
vital deities of the Hindu mythology were found in the site.
to visit Malinithan
The temple can only been seen at night but it presents itself in a clearer view
during the day so as not to miss out on any detail of the ruins and columns.
There are buses available from Guwahati and