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Nakayima Tree


Location
Nakayima Tree is located on top of Mubende Hill on Kampala-Fort portal Road and is 4 km from Mubende Town. Mubende Town is 172 km from Kampala.The tree is supported at its base by a large root buttresses, forming nooks and fissures. The root system has formed four spaces believed to be rooms each for Ddahula, Nalongo Jajja Mukasa, Jajja Musoke and Kilunda. The top of the hill has a flat table-like top which is believed to have been a fort for the Chwezi dynasty (1350 -1400) and an official residence of Nakayima, a Princess to Ndahura the last King of the empire. Once on the top of the hill one gets an excellent view of Mubende Town and the surrounding area. The tree which is 40 meters high is estimated be 400-500 years old.

Nakayima Shrine
Nakayima Tree marks a shrine, Nakayima Shrine, of the spirits of Nakayima the first wife of the Bachwezi King Ndahura. The shrine is visited by people paying homage to Nakayima or Bachwezi dynasty. The believers offer sacrifices of coins, animals and other items to obtain favors of wealth, good health and others from the Bachwezi goddess The Bachwezi were believed to possess supernatural powers. The tree is therefore believed to be the spiritual home for the Bachwezi goddess respected by both the Baganda and the Banyoro. Nakayima Shrine is also said to hold the spirit of Ndahura, a former Bachwezi king.

Location

Nakayima Tree

Nakayima Tree is located on top of Mubende Hill on Kampala-Fort portal Road and is 4 km from Mubende Town. Mubende Town is 172 km from Kampala.The tree is supported at its base by a large root buttresses, forming nooks and fissures. The root system has formed four spaces believed to be rooms each for Ddahula, Nalongo Jajja Mukasa, Jajja Musoke and Kilunda. The top of the hill has a flat table-like top which is believed to have been a fort for the Chwezi dynasty (1350 -1400) and an official residence of Nakayima, a Princess to Ndahura the last King of the empire. Once on the top of the hill one gets an excellent view of Mubende Town and the surrounding area. The tree which is 40 meters high is estimated be 400-500 years old.

 

 

 

 

Nakayima Shrine

 

Nakayima Tree marks a shrine, Nakayima Shrine, of the spirits of Nakayima the first wife of theBachwezi King Ndahura. The shrine is visited by people paying homage to Nakayima or Bachwezi dynasty. The believers offer sacrifices of coins, animals and other items to obtain favorsof wealth, good health and others from the Bachwezigoddess The Bachwezi were believed to possess supernatural powers. The tree is therefore believed to be the spiritual home for theBachwezi goddess respected by both the Baganda and the Banyoro. Nakayima Shrine is also said to holdthe spirit of Ndahura, a former Bachwezi king.

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