Details of Districts in Nagaland


Chang Nagas are the major residents of Tuensang and the relics of the district are steeped in legends and myths; for example Changsangmonko is regarded by legend as the place where all living organisms first appeared on earth and Chilso is recorded as the place where the last headhunting took place in March 1964. The Living Stones of Tuensang Legends of Chungliyimti (also known as Tsongliyangti or Chungliyangti) Replete with legends of the exploits and stories of the Nagas when they lived as one big family, Chungliyimti is scattered with vestiges of the past. LongthÜroh (Longtrok) or the legendary six stones, lie here in the midst of other ancient relics of the Chungliyangti civilisations. The Sangtams consider the stones as personifications of their ancient gods that gave birth to other stones and moved from one place to another. On the west of the village Tsadang are located two stones, known locally as Long Akang Threla; according to legend, these two living stones, who were friends, used to visit LongthÜroh. They were worshipped by the villagers and neighbouring enemies went weak when they came across them while headhunting. Tsadang is 4 km away from Chungliyangti.