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Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Year : 2012, Volume : 2, Issue : 6
First page : ( 9) Last page : ( 14)
Online ISSN : 2249-7315.

Brief Mythology of Longte-Yullo Festival of The Nyishi Tribe

Mr. Ramya Tame

Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies (AITS), Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Online published on 8 June, 2012.

Abstract

The Longte-Yullo, one of the oldest and agriculturally significant festivals of the Nyishis is a harbinger of new season after which begins sowing of seeds on cultivated fields. This festival also commemorates the separation of human being from evil forces by a barricade that took place from time immemorial. The unique feature of the Longte-Yullo festival is non existence of any priest for ritual chanting as there is no ritual sacrifice. However, an altar decorated with white feather of domestic fowl and bamboo decorated flowers etc on top is erected by the villagers to mark the occasion. This Longte-Yullo festival is celebrated by the Nyishis settled in upper belt- including Koloriang, Huri, Sarli, Damin, Parsiparlo circles of Kurung Kumey District of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Keywords

Nyishi, Tribe, Myth, Festival, Arunachal Pradesh, Tradition, Custom, God, Deity.

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