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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.
The blessing ceremony is done for the benefit of the outmarrying sisters.
A song celebrating the festival season.
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.
The interview deals with the tasks of the nangsuba (shaman) and his cultural knowledge.
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.
Hopmacham is one of the ritual song which is generally sang in the marriage ceremony of the Puma people. The speaker has said when to sing this kind of the hopmacham and so on.
The ritual takes place on the second day of the Wadhangmi festival in the morning. It is the first in a series of rites at the house of the Chambak.
S. describes the distribution of Chintang in a rough account
The two Chambak brothers here act as ordinary lay priests (wattong), offering two pigeons outside the house.
The narrator speaks about his experiences as a student, his encounters with different philosophies (such as socialism/communism) and their impact on his political ideas. He talks about the famous "Chintang khanda", the bloody incident of prodemocratic resistence when the security forces killed many local leaders.
This file consists of a large group of Photographs. These were taken in the field (Chintang and surrounding). These photographs are of Chintang landscape.
The Culture of Puma is narratively described in this session. What people do in the ubhauli and Udhauli and how they they celebrate this cultural ceremony is described in this session.
The consultant describes mainly Chintang marriage and death rituals among Chintange people.
The narrators have stated about the myth of Puma. From where,when and how the Puma people came in the beginning in the Puma areas i.e. at Pauwasera, Diplung, Devisthan and Mauwabote.
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.
The two Chambak brothers here act as ordinary lay priests (wattong), doing offerings inside the house.
He talks about the Chintang Devi.
The "collection" of the leaves is a complementary ritual to the tupla phema (sprinkling the leaves). Its process is very similar.
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.