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.
phidang_talk
This text is about the various matters of Chintang. It deals mainly about the history of ginger cultivation in Chintang. Krishna Maya Rai also talks about the migration trend of Chintang and compares the current Chintang with the past. She also talks about Jalpa Devi temple in brief and about her childhood as well.
exp_wadh_DK
This text is recorded by GB. In this session, Digdal Rai expresses his experience about wadangmi. He talks about origin, clan, tradition, way of celebrating wadangmi. Besides, he describes the way of worshipping god and goddess. He points out the importance of preserving culture. Lastly, he talks on the prestige of Rai people.
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.
Gen_talk
Bishnukala came back to Chintang from Morang after two months. Chandrakala asks about her Morang trip. The whole talk is concentrated on her trip and some day to day matters of Chintang.
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.
story_tiger
This text is a traditional folk tale, popular among the Chintang people. It is also found in other societies of Nepal. In this story people get rid of a notorious tiger who was giving trouble to them. The tiger is killed with the help of a needle, cow dung, soybean, wasp, who are represented as personified.
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.
tangkera_04
This text is about the various matters of Nung's trip to Syangja. He narrates why he went to Syangja and what he did there.
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.
myth_phagu_01
The reason behind the celebration of the phagu festival are described. The way of celebrating and shaman roles in this particualr situation is said in detail in this session.
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.
tangkera_02
This text is about the various matters of Ahale and Tangkera. There is no electricity in Tangkera. They talk about the need and expect electricity in Tangkera.
ritual_01
Khali puja is the offering of the pig to the ancestors. The shaman should speak in the Puma mundhum language, the clan names are also called out. The ways of performing these processes are described.
budha_puja_01
In this text, Puma shaman Mr Cakra Bahadur Rai is performing the ritual. Paruhang is respected as the supreme god.In this ritual, shamans demand the power with their superior god, Paruhang.
Tel_talk_02
The participant named Durga Kumari Rai involves in telephone conversation with her sister named Surya Kumari Rai living in Chintag. They talk on misscellaneous subject matters such as health, situation of village, clothes, and so many other personal matters.
lash_song
In this session, the participat sings song natural objects such as river, jungle, earth, mountain and aslo, about the religious place. Besides, she sings song about the historic place.
Tel_talk_01
The participant involves in telephone conversation with her sister living in Chintag. They talk on misscellaneous subject matters such as health, situation of village, marriages, and so many other personal matters.
ctn_song_RM01
This is a song (probably) made up by the singer based on modern popular tunes. It's love song by a girlfriend remembering her boyfriend.