Sohra Don Bosco Shrine in Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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Don Bosco Shrine located at Maraikaphon, Sohra. This is the only Shrine in all India dedicated to Don Bosco. Cherrapunji stands out as the centre of Khasi culture and society. The numerous neoliths and megaliths (known in the Khasi language as ?mawbynna?) honouring the dead, speak volumes on the bygone splendour of the kingdom. The innumerable Khasi songs and folklore which have their origin and setting in Cherrapunji point to a chequered history of culture, art, literature, dance and religion. Even today, the social fabric which constitutes Khasi life look to Cherrapunji for inspiration and guidance. If one would discover all that is best in the Khasi culture and tradition, one must turn to Cherrapunji. Christianity was first brought to Sohra kingdom in 1813 by Krishna Chanora Pal, a missionary from Serampore, sent by William Carey. Duwan and Anna, it is believed were the first Khasi converts to Christianity. Chandra Pal returned to Serampore after six months and only in 1832 did the next missionary, Alexander B. Lesh, arrive in Cherrapunji, where he took up residence, the first missionary to do so. In the following year Cherrapunji became the British administrative capital of Assam. Lesh opened schools in Cherrapunji, Mawsmai and Mawmluh, but in 1838 heleft the Khasi Hills, thus ending the Baptist presence there. Though the Baptist did not stay long, their contribution was lasting. As early as 1874 William Carey brought out the ?Khashee New Testament?, using the Bengali script as Khasi had yet not script of its own.In 1841 Thomas Jones and his wife, Presbyterian missionary arrived in Cherrapunji. It was Jones who adapted the Roman script to the Khasi language, which was till then unwritten. In 1891 the Presbyterians brought out the Khasi Bible. Source : To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: Twitter: Website: This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 100, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM / SR 1080i High Definition, Alexa, SR, XDCAM and 4K. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at , India's first video-based social networking experience! Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and



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