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Mala Tala

Mala Tala, an old pippala tree, lies near the birthplace of Lord Nityananda at Ekachakra. Hadai Pandita had performed rituals under this tree before Nityananda departed for sanyasa.

The name is derived from the words 'mala' and 'tala,' which means japa beads and tree respectively. 'Mala' also means garland. It is believed that Hadai Pandita left his japa beads here due to anxiety at the time when Nitai departed. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also said to have visited this place.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Birbhum


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