The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook three

caption: miscellaneous notes on house posts and gods
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tamlu
date: 7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 7.1936-12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (40) On the post of a house in state of erection, some leaves are fastened and two rice and two madhu, "one for the man and one for the woman" for Kagang. "Kagang mati bonatsil" ie. one for the male and one for the female deity.
text: Gashi is in the earth
text: Kagang has made everything, sky, earth, men and all beings. (41) Gashi is bad. To him chicken and pigs etc. are given if a man is ill.
text: (42-46) [konyak]
text: (47) They fasten on the post rice in leaves, - one bundle for the male god and one for the female god, and in the same way they fasten leaf cups with madhu. Ujim-ha Ghagang is the wife of Ghagang = Gashi. Baha Ghagang is the male god. Gashi is bad. He gives to people trouble, pain and illness.