Some of the eastern villages of Aizawl district are
associated with stories of a great war between the Lushais and the pawis.
Lungvandawt means a stone reaching heaven. A very tall
beautiful chiselled pillar made of stone about 75cm in diameter and 3m in
height is found between Biate and Lungdar in the eastern part of Aizawl
district. The story goes that in ancient times this stone pillar was
very tall, almost touching heaven and hence nothing could go in between.
Once a peacock squeezed into it and got crumbled into pieces. It appears
that this probably was a very tall memorial stone of a chief of the Biate tribe
who was resident of the area before the Lushais came and defeated the Biates who
mostly went down to the plains of Cachar to settle there.
Khawnglung village, situated in Lunglei, district near its
border with Aizawl district was crucial in the famous north-south war of
Buddha's Image near Mualchang village
An engraved image of Lord Buddha has been found about 8 Km
away from Mualchang village and 50 Km from Lunglei town. On either side of
the Lord's image there are images of dancing girls. On another slab of stone
there are engravings of foot marks and various articles like spear head and dao.
It appears that these engravings were done by metal chisels as there are marks
in nearby stones which indicate the sharpening of metal implements.
At Demagiri there is a memorial stone erected in memory of
captain T.H.Lewin who was the first Britisher to enter Mizoram. He was DC
of Chittagong Hill tracts and entered Mizoram through Demagiri in 1865. He
was very friendly with all the tribesmen and they honoured him by giving him the
Mizo name of Thangliana which means 'greatly famous'. His memorial stone
at Demagiri shows how the Mizos held him in great esteem.
At Suangpuilawn village in Aizawl district there is a
stone with inscriptions which have not been deciphered as yet. The stone
slab of the size of 1m length and 1m width is placed by the side of the stream.
Thansiama Sena Neihna
This literally means, a place where a man called Thansiama
saw the calf of a mithun. There is a barren hill top, about 2000 meters high,
near Chawnglui village in Aizawl district, near Burma border. The top
of the hill has a beautiful flat land but it is almost inaccessible because of
the steep hill. A folklore says that Thansiama, who lived very long and
became a very old man, was once searching for his missing mithun. He saw a
calf at this hill top. The missing mithun had climbed up the hill, an
impossible task and given birth to the calf at this place. This is a story of
hallucinations of old and lonely men.