Malinithan, Along

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Malinithan is an archaeological site situated near the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border near the foothills of Siang. The ruins of the Durga temple of 14th and 15th century have been excavated at the site. Many granite sculptures of different deities, floral and animals motifs have been found at the site. It is considered as a holy place, and a large number of devotees come to worship here.

A famous legend in Hindu mythology is associated with this place. It is said that Rukmani was taken away by Lord Krishna before her marriage and was welcomed by Parvati with garland. Parvati was named as Sucharu Malini by Lord Krishna and hence the place is named after her as Malinithan. It is 150kms away from Along.

 

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