Maluti
The official website of Maluti
The History

The village came into limelight in fifteenth century as the capital of nankar raj (tax-free kingdom). The kingdom was awarded to one Basanta Roy of village Katigram by Sultan Alauddin Hussan Shah of Gaura (1495 - 1525). Son of a poor Brahmin Basanta managed to catch the pet hawk of the sultan and gave it back to the sultan. In lieu of the hawk (Baj), Basanta was given the kingdom. Hence, the king was called Raja Baj Basanta. The capital of Baj Basanta dynasty was in Damra. Later it was shifted to Maluti. The royal family was very pious...

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In Focus
The Pre-History

Some pre-historic stone tools found in the river bed of Chila confirm that Maluti used to be inhabited by our pre-historic fore-fathers, though the area was never excavated.

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Temples of Maluti

As regard to temple architecture of maluti it can be found in the existing temples that no particular style like Nagara, Vesar or Dravida have been followed.

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Maa Mauliksha & the Myths

By seeing the huge number of temples of different gods and goddesses at Maluti one can easily imagine that at one point of time, the village was prosperous with a high degree of religious zeal.

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The Lone Crusader

Gopaldas Mukherjee's weathered face deepens into a frown when he looks around the place he so dearly loves. You follow his gaze - and stand dumbfounded.

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Images taken from Information & Public Relations Department | Government of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has honoured Gopal Das Mukherjee, the man responsible behind bringing the temple village of Maluti on the national scene on 26th January 2015.

Images taken from Information & Public Relations Department | Government of Jharkhand

The state government honoured Gopal Das Mukherjee by awarding him and offering a cheque of Rs 51,000. The chgeque was handed over to Mukherjee by Chief Minister Raghubar Das in Dumka.

Image taken from Indian Express

Jharkhand tableau on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi showcasing the temples of the village Maluti on 26th January 2015.

Nankar Maluti

The latest Bengali Book on Maluti
Nankar Maluti

written by:
Gopaldas Mukhopadhyay

page no: 144 pages

price Rs.50/- (INR)

Mukhopadhyay