The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga notebook four

caption: months of the year and their agricultural rituals
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 13.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 14.8.1936-5.1937
refnum: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
note: [konyak] means text omitted
text: (134) The month that "died" on the 11th February was called: Ha-kai-liet (rice sowing month)
text: Chi-alea-liet (Chi (village) "bihu" month)
text: one month - Adzan-alea-liet (Wakching "bihu") & Hawan-liet (rice genna month)
text: Dui-ga-liet (in this month is no puja)
text: (135) Boa-dzak-liet or Dui-pok-liet (in this month is the Boa- dzak-bu).
text: Dui-nit-liet (in this are Boa-ga-dzak-bu and Ma-niu-rhan-bu)
text: Dui-shet-lit (when this month "dies" the Yu-dan-bu is performed (or Shan-yu-dan-bu)).
text: (134v) Yu-dan-nu: The day before some rats are caught. Then they are let free through a bamboo towards hostile villages (Totok).
text: [konyak] The same ceremony is done the month before at the Ma-niu-rhan-bu.
text: Dui-ghu-lit (in this month is the Lai-pham-bu genna (cf. p. 44)).
text: (136) Dui-ben-lit (in this month the rice is cut).
text: Dui-dzai-lit (the rice harvest is continued. No puja, only individual sacrifices for the harvest).
text: Him-ling-bung-yau-lit (house build, granary build. No puja.)
text: Lo-boa-wang-sho-lit (rich men's puja - made for the children). Yang-tu-liet (field cut)