Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My World- Menhirs of Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, India, has the record of being the wettest place in the world. At the entrance to Cherrapunjee village, there is an enclosure where a number of huge stone menhirs are erected. The Khasi people erect these stones in memory of their ancestors. You can see these monoliths all over the state of Meghalaya.
My thanks to Sylvia, Sandy, Wren, Klaus and the Fishing Guy for hosting My World Today.

10 comments:

  1. Those are huge stones. Interesting post and shot.

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  2. Love to see these sights while travelling in Meghalaya. So glad to see this picture!

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  3. Does it rain every day in Meghalaya? Very interesting post!!

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  4. Your posts are always so interesting! I always enjoy them and learning/seeing more of your beautiful country! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  5. It was only recently that I was reading about the neolithic Stonehenge menhirs of Britain! It was such a coincidence to read about the menhirs of Meghalaya! Glad to have the interesting info.

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  6. we too, have similar ones in our graveyards.

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  7. They remind me of old tombstones here in the states. It looks like they are erected in a small plot right in a neighborhood. Very interesting!

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  8. Interesting post, they do remind me of tombstones here. Thanks for sharing.

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