Jayanti Shaktipeeth Shri Nartiang Durga Temple

Jayanti Shaktipeeth Shri Nartiang Durga Temple

Goddess Durga Matha Temple in Meghalaya

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Nartiang Durga Temple is a 600-year-old temple located in the West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya in northeastern India. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and is one of the holiest sites for devotees of the Shaktism sect of Hinduism. What today might come across as a sleepy town used to the trail of tourists, Nartiang was once an important cultural and spiritual centre during the peak of the Jaintia kingdom. It is also home to the famous Nartiang Durga Temple. The Durga temple here is built on the site of an older one and fascinating stories emerge as you dig around and learn about the history of the place. This is a site where human sacrifices were made until the advent of British rule. In fact, a tunnel inside the temple ends at the nearby Myntang river and the heads of the sacrificed were rolled down this shaft.

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