DOBES Archive

This is divination by the Nangsuba, a tribal shaman. This consists of possessing the deity to the Nangsuba. He slept and chanted the ritual language and predicted something. Then, he healed by its tradition.
This is the ritual called asikabara, a blessing ceremony. This is an important ritual among Chintang Rai whether they belong to Chintang clan or not. This ritual is performed once during his/her life. This must be performed in and around the temple of Chintang Devi.
It is the worship of Puchamang with chanting the Mundhum by Wattong, Puchamang is worshipped by some clans and some clans don't worship. In the time of worship of Nuwangi and Yupung, Puchamang is worshipped. In Puchamang, snake is taken as the God.
This consists of chanting and performance for sarpent deity.
This consists of several worships and offerings. In this time, they manage a big village fair.
It is a small narrative on the division of clans among Chintang Rai of Sambugãu. It describes them as being the offspring of a forefather called Sambhong (Sambong) who settled in the area.
It is an interview with a Chintang elder, on the following issues: history of Sangbong, Chintang Debi (Jalpa Debi), Budhohang and several historic events and other cultural issues.
This is one of the few Chintang proverbs we could record. Literally it goes "The eyes are over there, the hand in the garlic garden"
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken on the occasion of the Nuwagi ritual in 2004 at the house of Dambar Bahadur Rai, Sambugau, Chintang 6.
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These photographs are of Chintang Devi temple. These were taken at the time of worshipping and other times by Chintang research team members (IR, MG)
This file consists of Photographs. These photographs were taken on the occasion of Wenakma ritual also knows as Panimagne ritual. There are 19 photographs altogether.
The interview deals with the tasks of the nangsuba (shaman) and his cultural knowledge.
This is an interview with an elder woman. She is wife of one martyr of Chintang. She was facilited by Susma who is her grand daughter. She described how her husband was caught and killed by armed police. He also described the Chintang incidence which happened in 1979 (2036 B.S.).
It is the interview with Chambak kancha (Ban Bir Tuprihang). He talked about the several aspects of Chintang. He talked about the clan development, Jalpa devi, priests of Jalpa devi, types of Chambak, etc.
It is the worship of Kholamang. Kholamang is also important deity. It is believed as the hunter god. It is worshipped outside the house and just after Rajdeu. IAn knowledgeable elder chants the mundum language when the kholamang is worshipped. In this worship, Sarjal is a priest and elder called Bal Bahadur chants the mundhum.
It is last worship, which is related to offering food to deity. In this worship, village elders chant the Mundum and things, which are burnt and cooked are offered respectively.
It is the worship of the Budhohang. It is also believed as a living king as well as god. The Budhohang is taken as father of the Rajdeu. It is worshipped after finishing Khipmang, the house deity. While worshipping the Budhohang, we need separate altar. In altar, there are one calabash, Tongba, a bamboo can used for drinking beer. One pair of banana leaf called Tupla in ritual language is kept in front of the calabash and Tongba. Sometimes, pig and chicken are offered. If they are not available, an egg is offered with chanting the mundum by knowledgeable elders. In this worship, priest is Sarjal Rai and chanted the mundum by Bal Bahadur Rai and offered one egg.
This file consists of a small group of Photographs on the occasion of the wedding ceremony in Sambugau, Chintang. That was the wedding ceremony of elder and younger brothers (Jivan and Surendra) of the same parents.
This folder consists of a large group of Photographs which were captured in Chintang on the occasion of the Wadhangmi dance. This is one of the famous and interesting dance ritual among Chintang clan and it lasted during six days. This is celebrated once a year.