DOBES Archive

hutlung_1
The offering to the hearth stones is done by the chambak (shaman) BhB, accompanied by a clan brother. The offering consists of rakshi (local brandy) poured from a bronze plate. Each of the three hearth stones is addressed by name.
celi_azik_01
In this session, the knoledgeable elder (BBR) chants the mundum for this worship. They offer pigeons, duck eggs.
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.
song_Nep_01
A song celebrating the festival season.
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.
mangngen_01
This is about an important Puma ritual in which a hen is sacrificed in the name of the phagu festival and ŋapoŋ has to perform this. The discourse gives an introduction, and describes the history, meaning and ways of performing the mangen ritual.
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.
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.
on_jalpadevi
He talks about the Chintang Devi.
azikbhar_out
This is the blessing for the benefit of the affines celebrated by all original households of the Chintang.
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.
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.
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.
origin_myth
The story recounts the origin of the world, the fighting of demons and gods, and the creation of culture.
madap_thaim_1
The objective of the offering is to bless the affinal relatives.
hongmadevi
These photographs show the shrine of the Devi (Kanyadevi or Hongma) in Devisthan. This goddess is a major divinity in the Puma area, worshiped both by Puma and Hindu castes.
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.
madap_thaim_1
The objective of the offering is to bless the affinal relatives.