DOBES Archive

mang_chong
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.
Food_stall
This file consists of a large group of Photographs about food stall on the occasion of the Sakewa dance in Dhankuta in 2004.
pani_magne_Akh1
This is a ritual which is called Panimagne 'asking for raining'. This was performed in Akhisalla. In this ritual, they dance and song with playing drums. They have to go to Margha, an adjacent VDC of Akhisalla.
clan_his_1
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.
nuwagi_01
It is a core worship of the Nuwagi ritual in Chintang with the Mundhum chanting by wattong.
sudhar_khip
It is the worship of the Khipmang. The Khipmang is done in various occasions but it is such a occasion, which is concerned with the correction of the god. It is called in Mang sudharne. If there is any fault, it is corrected by worshipping. It is not regular worship.
rajdeo_02
It is the worship of Rajedeo, the ancestral worship of Chintang Rai with chanting mundhum by Wattong. It was performed at the beginning of the Nuwangi cycle, the first fruits offering in autumn, when the newly harvested rice is presented at the houseshrine to the ancestors.
sudhar_daijo
It is the worship of the Dahalung. It is worshipped three times in each year on the occasion of the Baisakhe Purne, Bhadaure Purne and Panimagne. The Dahalung is a small pond with flowing a tap. It is worshipped after the worship of Jalpa debi.
Chintang_land
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken in the field (Chintang and surrounding). These photographs are of Chintang landscape.
Hatuwa
This is a narrative resulting from an interview with an elder (LR), who is talking about the Hatuwa fort. The Hatuwa fort, located in Bhojpur district, on the other side of the Arun River, is a historically important place for the Kirati people. In ancient times a powerful Kirati king used to live and rule from there.
Field_work
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken in Dhankuta. NKR (Researcher) and IR, NP, GB (Research Assistant) were in the field in Dhankuta. All of them are working there with informants
dhola_nac
This is one of the rituals which is performed at the time of planting millet. They sing a song, dance and play the drums. Many people are called in anyone's field for planting millet. There was several participants for planting the millet. They perform this rituals before starting to plant and ending to plant for that day.
Formal_Sakewa
This file consists of a large group of Photographs which were taken on the occasion of the Sakewa's formal programme in Dhankuta.
2_intro
This file describes the Chintang kinship which consists of kinship unit, samet, distribution of the Chintang clans and others in Chintang, kin terms, marriage practice.
daije_sewa
This is the ritual which consists of ritual language and offerings. The main characteristics of the ritual language is binomials, constructing these with two limbs.
kholamang
This ritual is a part of the Nuwagi cycle, the first fruits offering in autumn. The ancestral offering performed for the spirit called Kholamang who is worshipped outside the house with chanting in the ritual language of the mundhum by wattong, a village elder.
baisakhe_suru
This consists of several worships and offerings. In this time, they manage a big village fair.
budhohang_wal
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.
clan_his_1
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.
poluwa_wal
It is a ritual called poluwa pakuwa. It is performed at the end of the any worship. Whatever they offer for the time worshipping, they are burn on the fire and offered.