Nartiang Durga Temple

The Temple to the Hindu Goddess Durga was constructed by the Jaintia Kings on conversion to Hinduism. It is said that the temple construction initially was like a typical Khasi house having a Central wooden pillar (dieng Blai) and the roof was in thatch. Later, the thatch was replaced by a corrugated tin roof. Further modification on the roof as we now see has a steeple like a Church. The sanctum of the Temple was earlier connected by a steep tunnel with the River Myntang. During the rule of the Jaintia Kings, human sacrifices were offered to Goddess Durga at the sanctum. As the head of the sacrificial offering was severed, it fell and rolled down the tunnel into the river Myntang. Human sacrifice was banned during British rule and goats are now sacrificed.

Nartiang Durga Temple, West Jaintia Hills
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The Temple to the Hindu Goddess Durga was constructed by the Jaintia Kings on conversion to Hinduism. It is said that the temple construction initially was like a typical Khasi house having a Central wooden pillar (dieng Blai) and the…

Open Now: 24 Hrs -
District Name: West Jaintia Hills
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