It is situated between Tuensang and Hakchung
village. According to the Chang legend, it is said that their ancestors
lived in this place “ Changsang” during the creation of the universe. It
says that human existence on earth started when man emerged from a big
hole in the earth.
It was believed, once a great big hole was opened in the surface of
the earth, and from there all the living creatures came out. But the
door of the hole was opened only for a limited period, after which it
was closed for eternity.Thus, each and every moving creature both male
and female had walked out of the hole. It was a time when man and
animals lived together and had a common medium of communication and
culture. They lived on the beautiful hills; mountains, valleys and
rivers covered the tender plants and pastures. They thought that the
place they lived was the whole world, and that the earth was flat. Fresh
water flowed from their sources and all living creatures enjoyed
drinking water from it. As such both animals and birds moved around it.
There was no class distinction between the birds, animals and humans.
They lived together, ate common fruits and drank from the same river.
They had good relationship among themselves and did not know what was
good or evil. The living things had no proper limbs or wings in the
beginning and were innocent. Such was the stage and state of affairs,
for which this generation was known as ‘MOYANGYANGABU MUTHEN’ in Chang
dialect, which means the senseless stage.
According to oral and traditional story, the Chang settled at this
place ‘Changsang’ and it was the first named village for Changs. There
at the center of the village they constructed a platform called ‘Mullang’.
It was a platform of progress and prosperity that became the public
court and all the major issues, and cases were conducted there. And the
decisions or judgment delivered from this platform became the final
CHILISE & CHANGSANGMONKO:
Chilise located in Thonoknyn area is another village of importance
from the historical point of view because it has been the scene of the
last headhunting till August 1978. In 1962, some thirty heads of this
village were hunted down by others out of suspicion that there of their
heads been hunted by this village. The suspicion might be true, though
it could not be proved. Changsangmonko is supposed to be the spot where
all living organism first appeared on the face of the earth. the
importance of these two villages lies in the chronicles of legend and
THE LIVING STONES OF TUENSANG :
TSONGLIYANGTI, CHUNGLIYANGTI or CHUNGLIYIMTI Replete with legends of
the exploits and stories of the Nagas when they lived as one bug family,
Chungliyimti is scatters with vestiges of the past. Longthüroh (Longtrok)
or the legendary six stones, lie here in the midst of other ancient
relics of the Tsongliyangti / chungliyangti civilisations. the Sangtams
consider the stones as personifications of their ancient holy Gods that
gave birth to other stones and moved from one place to another.
There on the west of the village are located two stones, known
locally as Long Akang Threla; according to legend, these two living
stones, who were friends, used to visit Longthüroh or Longterok. they
were worshipped by the villagers and even neighbouring enemies went weak
when they came across them while headhunting. The village of Tsadang is
located just 4 km away from Tsongliyangti / Chungliyangti.