khasi tribal tombs near mawlynnong (india)

Khasi tribal tombs near Mawlynnong (India)

Most Khasi people converted to Christianity, and are buried in Christian cemeteries, but some are still following pagan Tribal beliefs.­ Those get buried in the forest, among the Betel trees (Areca Palm trees).­

For more info about the Khasi people, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khasi_­people.

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Surok Mawlynnong, Mawlynnong, Meghalaya 793109, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­