India's own Stonehenge: Manipur's Willong Khullen

Overview: Around 115km north of the Manipur's capital of Imphal, near the village of Willong Khullen, there is this mysterious set of monolithic stones assembled to look like Stonehenge. Around 60 stones (or more) can be seen installed very close to one another, and the exact history of setting these stones is still unknown.
It is believed that it is impossible to count the exact number of stones and according to one legend, the person who attempts to count the stones would be distracted by some external force. There are stories of these stones being a part of an ancient tradition of the Maram tribes who live in these parts, though they no longer practice anything related to these stones. The archaeologists date these stones to the Megalithic period, and was possibly a burial place, or something used as a celestial device to predict time.

Willong Khullen
Willong Khullen

Willong Khullen
Willong Khullen

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