Kristian Hmasate Thlanmual – Theiriat

“A cemetery of the early Christians” is situated at Theiriat village near Lunglei. Before the pioneer missionaries Rev. R.A. Lorrain and Rev. F.W. Savidge arrived in Lunglei, Sehan Roy, a Khasi Officer who supervised the construction of Aizawl-Lunglei bridle path had evangelised some Mizo labourers and as many as 40 families had been converted by 1900. Harassed and ostracised, the new converts had no choice but to come together and set up a Christian village in Theiriat. Later, with the arrival of the missionaries these people immediately approached them and were one of the first to get formal education and their gravestones here bear quotations of the Bible verses and beautiful inscriptions in English.