Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Baktawng Cult- Challian chana & Ziona

Post update- Visited Ziona's place. Ziona is Son of Challian Chana and  is a head of a Christian sect formed in June 1942, which survives in the mountains of Mizoram state of India, sharing borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar. He is also recorded as the head of the "worlds largest existing family" with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren, lives in Baktawng village, Mizoram, India
ZION AND FAMILY: DSCN1464 Wife's preparing dinner. DSCN1466 Ziona's Church Hnam Thlan Run Pui which translates as Chosen Tribe Great House DSCN1467 Infront of Ziona's house
CHANA AND FAMILY: Baktawng Cult Leader with his Wive's

Baktawng Cult Leader's House

Some of his Daughters




















Chana's Tombstone

"Chana and his brother Khuangtuaha rebuked the church's ban and left the church with their followers, and till date the descendants carried the faith of their forefathers. Ziona's father Chana, who was said to have married over 20 women died in 1997; after him the legacy of 'Lalpa Kohhran' was carried on by his eldest son Ziona. Like his father Ziona is responsible to the spiritual, social and economic life of all his family members".

Source : indegenious hearald