From our Correspondent
UDALGURI, Dec 11: The Udalguri district committee of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti organized a meeting at Dewalkhanda temple premise in Majbat and discussed about the history of the temple.
Kaleswar Basumatary, local resident and school teacher, presented a paper on Dewalkhanda temple. The local dignitaries like Rameswar Sundi, Dharmalal Giri (Gaonburah) and Rajrayan Pande took part on the discussion. The meeting was presided over by Puspadhar Sarmah, the president of Udalguri district committee of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti and conducted by Dwijen Bayan, the general secretary of the committee.
The Dewalkhanda Temple site is an important archaeological site. The people opine that the temple site reflects its ancient history. The remnts of the temple show its relation to Ban King. The remnts of the temple are similar to those of the Gupteswar Temple of Shingri, Mahabhairab of Tezpur and Haleswar Temple near Balipara. The temple premise covers nine bighas of land.
Origilly it was a Shiv temple but the priest turned it to Ram Jaki Temple as per his belief, the people said. To do further study and research on the historical facts of the temple, the meeting entrusted Kaleswar Basumatary, Umanda Upadhyaya and Rameswar Sundi with the responsibility. The meeting was coordited by Jayanta Brahma, the organizing secretary of Udalguri district committee of Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti.