Dhemaji is a naturally beautiful district in the state of Assam lying in the north eastern fringes; one of the places of interest at Dhemaji is the Malini Than. This religious destination is located about 42 km away from the district towards the north eastern direction. This place of worship had been built in dedication to Goddess Malini who had been worshiped here since the ancient times. Being a famous pilgrimage site amidst the hilly ranges of Arunachal Pradesh it is flocked by many devotees and pilgrims almost all round the year. Many archaeological excavations have been carried out in this spot out of which several designs of flowers, sculptures of deities and animals, damaged panels have been discovered. Some of the notable granite stone sculptures found here include Surya riding a chariot, a Nandi bull, Lord Indra on his mount Airavata and Ganesha mounted on a mouse. Many historical monuments have also known to be excavated from this temple area.
A visit to this temple gives us an insight to the history of this spot and the items found here reveal a lot about the culture and heritage attached to the place. One can see the beautiful mountain ranges of Arunachal Pradesh from this spot. This holy site also treasured many valuable scriptures which had been excavated by a team of experts.
From Murkong Selek Railway Station, you can avail direct rental cars to reach Malini Than via the National Highway 52 that passes through this district.
There are many car rental services and autos that can take you straight to Malini Than from the nearby town premises.
The ideal time to travel to the Dhemaji district in Assam is during the months of October to February when the temperature goes down to about 5 degrees Celsius.