Friday, May 15, 2009

DONYI POLO

The traditional religion of Arunachal Pradesh is called Donyi Polo.
It means “sun and moon”, in fact the main divinities are the Sun and the Moon which are considered the eyes of gods and nothing can be hidden to them.
People in Arunachal worship also other divinities such as the ancestral spirits. Often each God is linked to a specific aspect of daily life such as agriculture.
Despite the fact that Donyi Polo is deep rutted in local culture, there is a growing preoccupation amongst some members of the society because other religions are spreading into Arunachal Pradesh.
Apart from the Hindus, coming from the neighbouring Assam, there are also many Muslins belonging mostly to the community of Bangladeshi immigrants. Least but not last, a lot of local people are converting to Christian faith and the number of Missions has increased in the last years.
The worry is that the new religions with their rituals, rules and customs will destroy the heritage not only of the Donyi Polo, but also other tribal traditions.

People who still believe in Donyi Polo practice a lot of rituals. For example they build totems as a homage to Gods. There are different kind of totems. Some represent the number of children living in the house, other are very high and their function is to connect the earth to the sky, and men to Gods.
Some rituals are very complicated and long. For example we have assisted to a harvest festival.
All the people were convened in one house, sharing food and wine. Almost everything was derived from rice, including alcohol.
Inside the house a wizard was constantly singing a singsong, holding in his hand some little chicken.


After few time the action moved into an open field, in the middle of the rice field. Here there was a hut. In front of the hut there were some totems and the main offer waiting for being blessed by the wizard: a bull.

The man kept singing his obsessive song, while started killing the little chicken.

At the same time other men rounded the bull and finally, at a wizard's signal, one of them axed the bull. In an eye blink the bull was killed and slaughtered.

The offer was made, the Gods were happy, now it was the time to go back to the house and keep on celebrating.

18 comments:

tetris games said...

You have a real ability for writing unique content. I like how you think and the way you represent your views in this article. I agree with your way of thinking. Thank you for sharing.
unblocked games| unblocked games at school| unblocked games| friv4school| friv 4 school| call of duty| top tetris games| friv games| frivgames| barbie games| barbiegames| monster high games| kizi2| kizi 2

Madam Maya said...

Goa Escorts | Goa Escort | Escorts in Goa | Goa Escorts Service | Goa Call Girls | Goa Escorts Agency | Goa Models Escorts | Goa Russian Escorts |Goa Escorts | Goa models Escorts |escorts in Goa |Goa call girls |Goa independent Escorts |Goa Escorts agency |Goa Escort | Ahmedabad Escorts | Ahmedabad Escorts | Ahmedabad Escort | Ahmedabad Call girls | Ahmedabad independent Escorts | Ahmedabad Escorts Service | Ahmedabad Escorts Agency | Ahmedabad Escorts | Ahmedabad Escort | Escorts in Ahmedabad | Ahmedabad Independent Escorts | Ahmedabad Escorts Service | Ahmedabad Call girls | Surat Escorts | Surat Escort | Surat independent Escorts | Surat Escorts Service | Surat Call girls | Surat Escorts | Surat Escort | Escorts in Surat | Surat Call girls | Surat Escorts Service | Surat Independent Escorts | Vadodara Escorts Vadodara Escort | Vadodara Independent Escorts | Escorts in Vadodara | Vadodara Escorts Service | Vadodara Call girls | goa escorts | goa independent escorts | goa call girls | goa models escorts | goa escort | goa escorts service | goa escorts agency | escorts in goa

Paul Smith said...

Let me start by saying that you're one of my favorite bloggers online. You say everything that people like to hear:) I like thew way you represent your ideas!
Kindest regards,
essay editing services - edit-ing.services

Simran Sharma said...

In different offices, it is normal that separated for the customary sum the customer will likewise give the escorts endowments or will need to take them out to supper.

Mumbai Escorts
Escorts in Mumbai
Mumbai Call Girls
Call Girls in Mumbai
Mumbai escorts service
escorts service in Mumbai

Sweta Lohiya said...

There are a lot of people that are right here and do not know the benefits of Escorts Service in Goa Visit us this Site :- http://www.payalgoaescorts.com/ due to their fearful personality. They really experience been hesitant just before any kind of woman and they have demure their dreams. They have never mentioned their emotions with their female & rsquo;s good buddies. If they challenge they can acquire the superior encounter of a lifetime in which they cannot ignore. To work with this Escorts in Goa you do not need to check out their office or any certain place considering that most of them have a very outstanding website where they have actually put almost every little thing to fulfill Call girls in Goa the specifications of a client. There are some sort of girls who turn out to be such a great amount of amazing in your life and when she leave from your life by Goa Escorts Service then of time there is nothing which can help you and take you are from this injury and by then of time you don't have no clue what you ought to do as such that you can improve your life Goa Escorts and will most likely going to live it in your own particular manner and you begin taking off in various sort of roads.

Komal Jha said...

Nobody can want to get agency and nobody can call to book Jaipur Call Girls because of their most elevated charges. Jaipur Escorts Agency offers you the fabulous escorts agency in jaipur that you can't discover in whatever other escorts office since we keeps just those profiles whom criteria will be match agreeing our client necessities. Every last girls are has a place with top of the line families. Their temperament, capability, dressing sense and their look can draw in any client who needs benefit. Our everything females are youthful, rich, attractive and satisfy of appeal and completely give you VIP jaipur escorts agency concurring you wishes even you merit for this sort of agency since spending your cash, and significant time. We never trade off with client's prerequisites since we know the estimation of customers. Select your accomplice for your vivid night! Escorts in Jaipur estate is one the most well known lord in this industry and we guarantee that they unquestionably bring the uplifting news for you and psyche blowing escorts agency for you.

Alisha Sharma said...

A person seeking services Call Girls in Goa can avail both in call and away call services. In the event of an in call service this individual shall visit the sponsor to the escort and if he can willing to pay bit more then out call service can be availed by him where the Escorts in Goa www.meesha.in shall fall at his place and spend the hours of intimacy and passionate exchanges.

Alisha Sharma said...

Wishing to have a company with independent Call Girls in Goa without the hitches, glitches or knots or complex situations is what men expects from escorts in Goa in their services. Seeking ultimate treats and sizzling joys from independent Goa Escorts is what men wish for00 in absolute comfort. Many of these varieties of services are exclusive domain of our escorts.

Visit Us At - www.goabella.in

Alisha Sharma said...

All your solitude will get taken out of your lifestyle with my eye-catching functions, lovely smile, and with adoring conversations with our Call Girls in Hyderabad. You will not ever forget such recommending date loaded with element of camaraderie. Our Hyderabad Escorts www.rimshakhan.in always prepared to give you a lot of devoted minutes. Take an instant to contact this skinny lady for your type of fulfillment.

Alisha Sharma said...

All of us provide most impressive choice of lovely, attractive, brilliant with useful Call Girls in Agra agency practically all of likely to only vision connecting to. There is lack of friends within the region ET alia, nonetheless our buddies’ location remote all notified good remarks. If you do not consider it, return plus obtain solution of Agra Escorts solution meant for life span capacity of limitless enjoyment.

Visit Now - www.agraangels.in

Alisha Sharma said...

We provide the original pictures of our independent Escorts in Gurgaon and do so because we never want to cheat companies. We charge reasonable rates for the service that people give, however we avoid compromise with the mother nature of the same. This kind of is one of the real explanations behind increasing quantities of customers slim toward getting our Gurgaon Call Girls services.

Click Here : www.cristinagurgaonescorts.com

Kavya Arora said...

You are given the simple and exceptionally straightforward access to the universe of the eye-getting excellence arranged in the fundamental class including the air leader, housewife, school young ladies, displaying models, performing artists, superstars, and so on.
http://www.kavya-arora.in/
http://www.prettycallgirls.in/

Kavya Arora said...

The Goa escorts agencies by Palak is conveyed to you particularly on the immense interest for the 101% ensured past the creative ability suggestive fun agencies at an extremely focused bundle rates.
http://www.callme4escorts.in/

Shonali Gupta said...

Greetings, Guys welcome to high-class Independent Escorts In Gurgaon. We offer association to each and every generous related who are liberal and need to advantage however much as could be expected from their life. They can play around with our hot model female escorts at whatever time just by giving a call. We give your craved ladies inside two or three minutes who will give you full fulfillment and suggestive pleasure.

www.hotbabydoll.in/

Friv4 Games Online said...

Amazing .. Thanks for giving me the useful information. I think I need it!
happy wheels demo | friv4school | happy wheels game | girls go games | games 2 girls | happy wheels 2

alya khan said...

Alyakhan.in, Goa escorts, Escorts Service in Goa

Kavya Ahuja said...

Escorts.in Goa | Goa Escorts | escortsevicesingoa

harpreet said...

Hi dear
i m mandeep i m a escort girl thanks for sharing this type of information escorts get the finest fulfillment you will get from me will be the satisfaction that you have ever get in your life from anyone else if you want to really get assured of it so you should have to avail our services in manner of rules here call or whataps me ..thanks
visit my website http://www.khushiescortservice.in/
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/amritsar-escorts.html
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/bathinda-escorts.html
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/ludhiana-escorts.html
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/jammu-escorts.html
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/shimla-escorts.html
http://www.khushiescortservice.in/manali-escorts.html

 

contador de visitas