Also known as Pung Sajar Nangli, the Thadlaskein Lake in the state of Meghalaya is a man made historical lake. The Thadlaskein Lake is located by the Mukhla village which comes under the West Jaintia Hills district in Jowai.
Legend of Thadlaskein Lake
The Thadlaskein Lake is named after the legacy of a medieval young leader named Sajar Nangli, who was a rebel general of the Jaintia king. According to an ancient legend, once after a day long journey, Sajar Nangli along with his clan gathered at a spot to rest. At this spot, they dug a lake to commemorate the great exodus of their clan, with the ends of their arrows.
The people of the Niamtre and Raid Mukhala tribes still worship the Thadlaskein Lake and perform sacrifice near it. These sacrifices are performed once in 100 years and are practised by the ‘Lyngdog’, who is a local indigenous priest of the Niamtre community.
Attractions of Thadlaskein Lake
Thadlaskein Lake is situated amidst the meadows and the river Myntdu. Several types of rare orchids can also be observed in the vicinity of the lake. It remains surrounded by flora and fauna that attracts and mesmerizes many tourists here. The lake is in full glory during the months of September to May and facilitates tourism in the Jaintia Hills district.
Visiting Information on Thadlaskein Lake
The nearest railway station is at Guwahati at a distance of about 146 km from the lake and the Shillong Airport is the closest at a distance of 60 km from the Thadlaskein Lake.
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(Last Updated on : 04-09-2019)
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