The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter Four. Religious Beliefs and Practices
caption: invocation before meals to Gawang
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York100:4
text: Gawang was also invoked in daily life. Whenever a Konyak began a meal, he took a few morsels of food and threw them aside with the words, "Gawang, eat you first."