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chambak_int
It is the interview with Chambak kancha (Ban Bir Tuprihang). He talked about the several aspects of Chintang. He talked about the clan development, Jalpa devi, priests of Jalpa devi, types of Chambak, etc.
Chintang_sahid
It is an interview with one of the martyrs' family. He narrates the past event of Chintang incident which was happened in 1979 (2036 B.S). He is one of the sons of martyr Dhan Bir Darji. His father was killed by armed police/army in that incident.
yumeima_sewa
This is a ritual which is called Yungmeima literally translated it into established the deity.
pani_magne_Akh2
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.
Marriage_Samb
This file consists of a small group of Photographs on the occasion of the wedding ceremony in Sambugau, Chintang. That was the wedding ceremony of elder and younger brothers (Jivan and Surendra) of the same parents.
Chin_people
This file consists of a large group of Photographs about Chintang and Chintang people which were captured by reasearch team. These photographs were taken in Chintang in different times.
nangsuba_A
The interview deals with the tasks of the nangsuba (shaman) and his cultural knowledge.
yupung_JZR
The village elder first gives some details about his person and then is asked about rituals in Chintang, in particular Yupung, which is an ancestral offering celebrated in the early summer (after the full moon of Baisakh/ April-May).
martyr_story
This is an interview with an elder woman. She is wife of one martyr of Chintang. She was facilited by Susma who is her grand daughter. She described how her husband was caught and killed by armed police. He also described the Chintang incidence which happened in 1979 (2036 B.S.).
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.
rajdeu_wal02
It is the worship of Rajedeo, the holy ancestral worship of Chintang Rai with chanting mundhum by Wattong.
sud_budohang
It is the worship of the Budhohang. It is worshipped inside the house. It has its own altar near the Mangjhungri, an altar of the Khipmang. It is worshipped with egg or chicken or pig whatever the householder promised. It is a mysterious king and believed that he disappeared, not died. It is believed that he is still living. So, the Budhohang is called living god. While worshipping the Budhohang, one calabash, one Tongba, one pair of Tupla, a tip of the banana leaf are needed.
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
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.
pani_panca
It is one of the worships of Panimagne and it is last worship of the Panimagne ritual. It is worshipped in the permanent altar of the Pancakanya. It is located in northern part of Chintang where 15 statues of martyrs have been fixed. In it, there are two worships, namely, the Pancakanya and the Budhohang.
narratives
One chapter gives a summary of the narratives concerning Budhahang and Rajdeu (Hang), two important Chintang local heroes. Another chapter summarizes the stories about the origin of and context of Chintang major deity, the goddess Chintang Devi, also known as Jalpa Devi or Thigumhangma. The summaries are based on recordings, interviews and partly also published sources.
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.
khimlawa_d
It is the worship of Khimlawa, a ritual with chanting mundhum by Wattong. In the time of Nuwangi and Yupung, it is worshipped. It is a worship of soul of the ancestral deity with chanting the mundum.
Chintang_temple
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These photographs are of Chintang Devi temple. These were taken at the time of worshipping and other times by Chintang research team members (IR, MG)
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.