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Thadlaskein Lake, Mukhla

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Thadlaskein Lake also ''Pung Sajar Nangli'' is man-made historical Lake in Meghalaya, India. It is located besides National Highway 6 by the side of a small village called Mukhla village which falls under West Jaintia Hills district Jowai. It is about 58 kilometres (36 mi) from the city of Shillong.
According to a tale about the existence of this lake is related to a young leader of the medieval time named ''Sajar Nangli'' and his followers who once gathered together at a certain location to rest after their long day's journey. They began digging the ground on which they were sitting and resting upon with their bows and arrows edges and eventually it soon turned into a beautiful lake which is famous till today one of a huge lake in Meghalaya. Therefore, Thadlaskein Lake was named after his legacy.
The lake is a popular picnic spot. The Lake was regarded as a Sacred Lake which is being revered by the people of Raid Mukhla who continued to offer sacrifices near the Lake and also was worshiped by a belonging community called Niamtre (a tribal religion in Meghalaya). The sacrifices was made once in a hundred years and was practiced by the ''Lyngdoh'' (a local indigenous priest) of the Niamtre community.
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  • This lake has very clear water and a clean ghat (banks) with a lot of greenery all around. Also, the locals said that there were mythological connections with this lake.  more »
  • This lake is situated beside the Shillong Jowai Bypass.It is a man made lake .As of now there are two hotels which over views the lake.The Highwind Lakeside hotel has a restaurant which has an...  more »
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  • Small lake. It's beautiful in the early mornings! Two sides of the lake are relatively busy highway so that kills a lot of fun with the noise and fumes of the passing trucks.
  • I give 2 stars, because there is no boat to sail on the lake... The environment is good and has a good space to roam.
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