Where On Earth Is The Khasi Hills?
The Khasis is the common name of the two main tribes of the State of
The Khasis being autochthons of the region is also one of a very distinctive tribe of the country, the people not only follow Matrilineal system in linage and kinship but it also has its own traditional (tribal) religion which is animistic and very different from the Hinduism of the main land India. In a nutshell the Khasi tribal religion worship the formless Creator God, knows in the local parlance as “U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw” and like any other Pagan religion, people also worship the Nature and other of its manifestations. The Khasis tribal religion also has a basic canon, three cardinal value system, know in Khasi as “Tip briew tip Blei,” (To live courteously or uprightly and to know or respect God.) “Tip kur tip kha,” (To know and respect ones relation from both the mother and the father side.) And the last but not the least is “Ban kamai ia ka hok,” (To earn righteousness).
With the arrival of the Missionaries from the west to the region during the British Raj, a large section of the tribe converted to the various Christian denominations. About 70 percent of the Khasis now are Christians. Apart from converting the tribals to their own folds, the Missionaries, the Welsh missionaries to be precise help put the Khasi language to writing by using the Romans script and the first book ever written in Khasi language was of course the Bible.
Unitarianism In The Khasi Hills: History In A Nutshell
Unlike other Christian denominations Unitarianism was not brought to the Khasi Hills by the Missionaries from the West, but it was started by a youthful Khasi whose name is Hajom Kisor Singh Lyngdoh Nongbri. Unitarianism in Khasi Jaintia Hills and Karbi Anglong District in
H.K.Singh was struggling with the new truth that he had discovered, he was in search of faith or religion, which worship one true God as well free human from the bondage of other super natural deities and at long last his search led him to his goal. By divine providence he met one Brahmo (member of Brahmo Samaj) from Kolkata on a visit to Shillong who introduced him to Rev. C.H.A. Dahl a Unitarian Missionary of the American Unitarian stationed at Kokata (
Social Outreach Projects: The Unitarian Union currently runs schools to educate and poor and under-privilege section of the society. Almost in all the 34 churches in the
Publication: The Publication Committee of the Unitarian Union publishes a monthly newsletter in Khasi language named “U Nongwad”
Contact Persons in the Khasi Hills :
Rev. H.H. Mohrmen, General Secretary Unitarian Union
Office of the Unitarian Union, Jowai –793150
Meghalaya, India. Ph. No. (O) 22528
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, H.H.Mohrmen@gmail.com
Rev. Darihun Khriam
Smit Village, East Khasi Hills,
Rev. Pearlgreen Marbaniang
Laban Unitarian Church
(Near Raid Laban College), Shillong
Rev. Derick P. Pariat
Unitarian Church Nongthymmai. Shillong
Ph. No.® 2536181
Rev. Nangroi Suting
Wahmawlein Village East Khasi Hills