DOBES Archive

pum_song_02
The song gives the message to the Puma community that they should preserve the cultural festivals. The ritual and cultural performers are highly respected in this song. The importance of Phagu and way of celebrating this Phagu festival is also mentioned in this song.
ngapong_02
This continuation of the Phagu spring ritual of Puma is celebrated outside the house. It is done compulsorily to offer phalamroŋ (sacred rice) and demanding the power and energy from the ancestors.
caudandi_raja_01
The history of Caudandi kings and unique works did by them are mentioned here. In addition to this, it is also mentioned about the Puma culture and general description of Puma.
myth_sumni_03
In this session, the narrator tells the myth of Sumnima and her marriage with Paruhang. The interesting events that happened in their marriage process are described in detail.
story_autari
This session is about the origin of Bal Kanya Devi (Dimahongma). The parents of the child had left her at home alone. She woke up and started to search her parents. Following their way she died when trying to cross a river. In this way she became a deity worshiped by the parents and later the whole community.
pum_song_10
On the occasion of the Phagu festival, Puma people dance and sing this song. However, in this session, the song was sung at home and it was not the occasion of the Phagu.
poem_03
In this poem the topic is the preservation of the Puma language and culture and the need for all to unite for this goal.
myth_sumni_03
In this session, the narrator tells the myth of Sumnima and her marriage with Paruhang. The interesting events that happened in their marriage process are described in detail.
bulu_batuko_02
The description of the Puma marriage related with the Bulu batuko, a small metal bowl which plays an important role in the Puma marriage.The bowl should be taken to the house of bride. A hen's blood is put into a bulukhung, a small bowl and is taken to the bride's home.
story_balam
This variant of the culture hero myth tells about Khiwama and Tonglama and their brother Hecchakumpa. The sisters leave the brother alone, as they marry off. After he grows up he marries himself and searches for his long lost sisters whom he invites for the wedding. As the are about to part he gives them the gift called balam. The story explains the Puma ritual called balam which is an important part of the Puma marriage ceremony.
myth_jante_02
Historical description of the Jante dhunga which is situated at Diplung.
myth_marca_01
The story narrates how Sumnima sent food to a person who was working for her. As he forgets about it the food begins to ferment and turns it into mash. The myth explains the origin of beer fermentation, which is a key symbol of cultural production.
pum_song_13
The song stresses that the Puma language and culture have a significant role because it has united Puma people. But Puma language and culture are highly endangered, so every Puma speaker should know their value and help in preservation and development.
DA_funeral
The speaker describes the ways of performing the funeral rituals in the Puma community.
myth_baraha_01
The text narrates about the history of the origin of the Baraha Pokhari, a lake in the Puma area. .
myth_puma_01
The narrators have stated about the myth of Puma. From where,when and how the Puma people came in the beginning in the Puma areas i.e. at Pauwasera, Diplung, Devisthan and Mauwabote.
DA_samkha_03
The speaker describes the major Puma rituals which are celebrated. The rituals named 'samkha' and 'phagu' are celebrated compulsorily in the first half of the year (ubhauli), others in the second half (udhauli).
myth_hetch_02
In this session, the narrator tells the myth of the culture hero and orphan Hetchakupa. He spent his life with great difficulties and problems.
myth_sumni_01
This myth describes in detail the story of marriage, childhood, and life after the marriage of Sumnima and Paruhang.
poem_03
In this poem the topic is the preservation of the Puma language and culture and the need for all to unite for this goal.