Situated in West Garo hills, Manipur, the Charantala temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is considered as the most visited pilgrimage destination in Garo hills of Meghalaya.The temple was built in 1965. As per the Hindu calendar, a three-day annual prayer ceremony is held during the month of April or May.

Location Meghalaya, Meghalaya, Shillong


According to the legends, the temple was constructed after an epidemic struck the village, leading to huge loss of life. On the instructions of a fortune teller from Bangladesh, prayers and offerings were made to Goddess Kali, which apparently put an end to the deaths.


The temple was built brick by brick to bring to its present shape with generous donations from the devotees in the last five decades. At present, the reconstruction work of the temple is undergoing.


The state of Meghalaya is rich in culture and tradition. The state has many art and craft forms. Different tribes of the state celebrate different festivals with much joy and valour. The people of the region are very much fond of dance and music.Meghalaya is a land of diverse tribes and races of people living in harmony.

Darsan Info

07:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Darsan Dresscode

Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men

Famous Festival


Temple Rituals

Morning pooja and arati starts from 07:30 AM onwards

Additional Info


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