‘Mawbah Mawshyieng’ is the most sacred tomb of the traditional tribes of the Khasis and Jaintias. It is located in the sacred grove of the 12 (twelve) clans of Nongtung which includes Saring, Mujai, Makdoh, Lamarai, Shadap, Sten, Mapur, Lamare, Pale, Masharing, Masynting and Lyngdoh. This place is in Ummat village.
The belief is that if any member of the twelve clans die, the person has to be cremated and his remains which includes bones and ashes have to be buried in the ‘Mawbah Mawshyieng’ in order to reach heaven. If they fail to do so, their souls will get stuck on way and will never reach heaven .