The significance of 'Ka Mawhati' is that it is a boulder which looks like a nursing elephant. It is located in the middle of the Umkhen River under Khliehumwang area. The history of Ka Mawhati lies in the legend of two sisters, Umiam and Umkhen who were racing towards the plains in pursuit of claiming their fortunes first. Umiam was led by a ‘tham’ (crab) whereas Umkhen was led by a ‘wiehjarung’ (big worm). They were accompanied by servants and subjects who celebrated the quest with great pomp and gaiety. However, on their way, one of the servant girls gave birth to a baby and couldn’t follow the others in the race to the plains. So in this way she stayed back to nurse her new born child.
Today, the essence of the legend still lives on among the people of Ri Bhoi and this we can witness through the relic called ‘Ka Mawhati’.
THIS MAWHATI IS VISIBLE ONLY FROM MID NOVEMBER TO APRIL AS DURING OTHER MONTHS IT IS SUBMERGE UNDER UMKHEN RIVER.