The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

'The Feast of Merit among the Northern Sangtam Tribe of Assam', by C.R. Stonor, 1950

caption: details of the ritual
caption: third day - mithan heads taken down
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Sangtam <Northern
date: 12.1947
person: Stonor/ C.R.
date: 1950
refnum: 'Anthropos', vol. XLV 1950
text: 4. Third Day.
text: The festival is in effect over. The two mithan heads are taken down, the meat cut off and given to the shyangrr myangrr, and the heads are put up on the front wall of the feaster's house. Before they are taken down, beer is dashed over them with appropriate invocation. During this day the fire is kept up : it is allowed to die out by the morning of the next day.