Khakhmati is the last village before the Datvisjvari (Bear-Cross) pass and as the road leaves the village there is an extensive sacred enclosure (nishi) that encompasses a number of shrines and sacred trees. It is unclear how widely used this enclosure remains, but it is clear that some ritual practice continues at the site.
Date of Visit
18th September 2016
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Ethnographic information/Social History
Emma Loosley, “Khakhmati,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed August 4, 2021, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/740.