DOBES Archive

The speaker describes the circumstances of the phagu puja. The festival 'samkha' is performed during the ubhauli season (February to August). The speaker talks about the required materials, what the 'ngapong' (shaman) does in the beginning, middle and in the end of the worship, and the general way of celebrating this festival. The account also includes some information about 'mangngen' ritual.
He talks about the Chintang Devi.
Illnesses and natural medication
A woman talks about illnesses and diseases she knows about and their treatment nowadays as well as in former times. Additionally: treatment of snake bites.
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.
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.
The Puma people should do this khali in the memory of their ancestors. The Puma shaman has to perform this. The certain steps to be taken into consideration in this particular situation. It is stated in detail in this task. In addition to this, samkha, mangngen is also described in this session.
This session is about the cultural food items prepared by Chintang Rai community. It is made from the wings of chicken mixing it with the other interna organs. While preparing it, after killing the chicken, the blood has to be collected in a pot. Then, the wings of them have to be dried in fire. The wings are made dust. Later, the chicken is cleaned and mix it with the dust of wings and cooked. At last, the species and chillies are mixed.
Ancestors memory, the way of worshipping, the steps to be taken when in the pitri puja, the role of the parents in this particualar situation etc are described in this session.
The consultant describes mainly Chintang marriage and death rituals among Chintange people.
This text describes the socio-cultural, economic and educational situation of Chintang. Besides, the speaker explains the situation of chintang then to now. In brief, the speaker presents the whole picture of Chintang: the condition of people, their occupation, educational level and way of living.
Kinema is a kind of vegetable made from soya bean.while preparing this vegetable, first, the soya bean has to be sifted and cleaned. Then, to cook it easily, it has to be got wet for four hours. Then after, it has to be boiled. As soon as it boils, it has to be beaten either in the wooden lever or grinding stone. Then, It should be placed on the winnow or seive covering it. It has to be kept near the fire not letting the air enter inside. After two days, the good scents that comes from this dish after fermentation indicates the good sign of its improvement. Now, with any other vegetables it can be mixed and eaten as sauce, vegetable or so on.
In this session, the speaker describes the guru puja which is one of the most important rituals of the Puma shamans. Ways of performing the rite, mundhum language used in the rite and its meaning etc are described in this session. The account also contains narrative elements of mythic episodes (Sumnima and Paruhang cycle).
This session describes the procedures of making liqour in Chintang Rai community.
It is a kind of the natural conversation of the children. In this recording the children have talked about the daily happenings of the children.
The consultant describes mainly Chintang marriage and death rituals among Chintange people.