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Ka Dur U Jumai

Image of the earthquake

Ka Dur U Jumai is located along the footpath from Syndai village to the Umpubon Bridge on the Jowai- Dawki road. The carving depicts a deity with a nose similar to the trunk of an elephant and the body of a man. The head is conical and one of its hands have only a single thumb.

It is believed that the earth-quake happens due to the movement of U Jumai's unique thumb. The image gives a clear view of the unwritten and unrecorded beliefs of the Jaintias of earlier centuries. Syndai is located in Jaintia Hills District, about 47 km from Jowai.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Jaintia Hills


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