Malinithan temple (or Akashganga temple)

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple located 12-km from Malinithan in West Siang district is a popular pilgrim spot for devotees across India.

Sporting a classical Odisha-style of architecture, this place gets number of gifts from devotees to their Goddess for fulfillingtheir wishes.

Prayers are recited at the sanctum pleading for happiness to the families.

According to Kalika Purana (8th century), Lord Shiva roamed in the sky with the dead body of His consort Parvati.

To bring him out of attachment for the dead body, Lord Vishnu using his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ cut the body into pieces.

During this process, it is said that one of the body piece fell on a spot which is 12-km from Malinithan towards Along in West Siang district.

This place is called Akashi Ganga and is very popular as a sacred place.

 

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