Maluti,a small town near Shikaripara in Dumka district,has been famous for its 72 old temples.These temples were built under the Baj Basanta dynasty,especially the kings of the Pala Dynasty.As per the historical records,the Pala Empire was a Buddhist imperial power whose kingdomom was centered around present-day Bangladesh and eastern India.The Palas had ushered in a period of stability and prosperity in the Bengal-Bihar-Jharkhand region.
They were the followers of the Mahayana and Vajrayana schools of Buddhism.They created many outstanding temples and works of art, including the Somapura Mahavihara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The period of building these temples was 7th-12 Century.
Now,the Pala’s temples of Maluti are going to be depicted as Jharkhand’sTableau in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26,thanks to the team led by the Secretary,MR Meena and Director(PRD) AK Pandey.In fact,at a time when the Union government rejected Bihar and West Benagl’s ‘proposal preventing them to display themselves,Meena and Pandey succeeded in making the state find a platform to display itself by putting up Maluti temples on the Republic Day function in the national capital.
The event is going to be watched across the world as President of the USA Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest on the Republic Day function in the national capital on January 26..
To make it attractive, the state government’s team led by Pandey was busy doing its job.””All members of the team are doing their best to display the Maluti temples as per the plan approved by the Centre”,said Pandey.