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Chomangkan, the death ceremony performed by the Karbis by B. N. Bordoloi

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Published by Tribal Research Institute, Assam in Guwahati .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • India,
  • Assam.

Subjects:

  • Karbis (Indic people) -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- India -- Assam.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementB.N. Bordoloi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2032.K34 B67 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p., [40] p. of plates :
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2827333M
LC Control Number83902933

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A Selected Bibliography on Assam and the Assamese. Number of visitors (since Ma ): If you would like to visit the information filled site on Assam that . Remembering the Karbis of Hamren of Karbi Anglong 0. By VAS Inc on Janu Featured. They lead the lead in the Chomangkan (death ritual) Naming ceremony is performed by Ojha who chants incantations and take the names of the forefathers one after the other and when the child stops crying at the mention of a name, the name is. This ceremony of the Karbis is called CHOM KAN. The Chomkan (also known as “thi-karhi”) is a festival unique to the Karbis. It is actually a ceremony performed by a family for the peace and the safe passage of the soul of family members who died recently. Previously known as Arleng Karhi, this ritual is nowadays called Chomangkan.   During the Karbi death ceremony of Chomangkan, various dances are performed by the youths. Chomkan or Karhi is a celebration of death, marked by the lengthy laments of the charhepi or the female guide of the festivities. During the festivities, Karbi youth perform a dance wielding bamboos or banjar called Banjar as the celebration of death is fast disappearing as a religious practice.

PART - IV By Dr B K Gohain I was curious to learn as to why children were lifted and who were the miscreants doing this heinous crime. I was aware; there are many superstitions amongst the . Eco-cosmologies of indigenous communities which regard the world of humans and the world of nature as closely related to each other, and rites and rituals based on such belief systems are Author: Ujjal Kumar Sarma. For example, my son is my ‘Po amen’ i.e. re-incarnation of my late father. Therefore, we perform the death ceremony of the deceased elaborately so that the soul can live peacefully. This rite is performed for the eternal peace of the deceased. This ceremony of the Karbis is called ‘Chomangkan’. There are three types of Chomangkan. The God of architecture, Lord Biswakarma is worshipped during this Puja. Workers, artisans, carpenters, industrialists, mechanics, industry workers, factory workers and all other types of workers worship Lord Biswakarma. It is believed that Lord Biswakarma composed the Sthapatya Veda, the famous science book of architecture and mechanics.