Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MYOKO Events Day 3: BULYANG goes for ALO-TAPYO KHAATE DU.

MYOKO Events
Day 3: BULYANG goes for ALO-TAPYO KHAATE DU.
"Sopu subu mi siikhii gyachang ho gyaling tope,
sokhe subu mi chanko byarchang ho byarling tope!"....... Millo Tago
In the morning of day 3, BULYANGs from selected RWCHA UDE goes to another BULYANG's house at another location/village called as RWLO(RIILO) UDE. This process of paying visit to another BULYANG's house is known as ALO-TAPYO KHAATE DU. Later on the morning before sun rises high in the sky, all invitee BULYANGs departs for their respective houses before TAPER LWNIN ritual.
Note: To understand importance of ALO & TAPYO in Apatani culture one can read our previous post
" What is the Price of Salt? ".
Day 3 ka aro konchi ho BULYANG atañ hw RIICHA UDE hokw RIILO UDE ho ALO-TAPYO KHAATE du. Hwka hwba mo lu MYOKO mwniñ bo lemba lo TAPER LIIKHIÑ kod la hiila, yapung ho danyi hw oho ano chama rañpa mo lu ato-ato ude ho impe inse siinya duku.
*RIICHA/RWCHA UDE- siika ude so BULYANG atañ hii akuñ siidu.
*RIILO/RWLO UDE- siika ude hokii BULYANG atañ impe-inse(disperse/departure) duku.

MYOKO EVENTS Day 2: KHWBO AMAÑ DU

MYOKO EVENTS
Day 2: KHWBO AMAÑ DU
KHIIBO/KHWBO AMAÑ is the event of receiving invitee BULYANGs (called as KHWBO AJING) at RWCHA UDE. Here invitees (for MYOKO 2016) are the BULYANGs from DRE-HIJA,RERU and TAJANG. Different groups of KHWBO AJINGs are hosted at different RWCHA UDEs. e.g. For BULLA as the host, RWCHA UDEs for DRE-HIJA is based at TAJANG village and for NIICHI-NIITII is based at RERU respectively.
The main activity of this event is AYU competition amongst KHWBO AJINGs and it continues for entire day and night, they seldom sleeps; if someone feels like sleeping then they goes to their respective BULYANG AJING's home and retires there.

Myoko Event: JILO MADU DU

MYOKO Events
Event name : JILO MADU (Day 1)
SAMA PIDU is the formal inauguration of MYOKO by Hosting village, with this event visiting of BUNWNG AJINGs begins. In olden days one BULYANG representative goes to guests' villages to inform them about formal inaugural of MYOKO and also to invite all BULYANGs at particular RIICHA UDE. This invitation process is called JILO MADUDU in Apatani and this event takes place on the same day as SAMA PIDU (i.e. 20 of March).
*SAMA PIDU= Formal inauguration of MYOKO by Myoko Priest.
*BUNWNG AJINGs: Customary inherited or self proclaimed friends from neighbouring APATANI villages.
*BULYANGs: Village councillors of our DEMOCRATIC (customary) Apatani system of governance.
*RIICHA/RWCHA UDE: House for gathering of invitee BULYANGs (house of particular BULYANG of the host village). Literally speaking RWCHA means to roost together.
Note:Man in the image is only for representative purpose, he may not be the actual BULYANG.
Image courtesy: travelbuds

Myoko Events

MYOKO Festival of Apatani
Ngunu Tanii/Tanw(ii=w) hw UHI TANI Neha TANI ka DRI-HULO bulyiñ koniñ miyu. Ngunu Tanw miyu mi lenba yosa hokw mi yosa pa armyan myantw:
* Aba DARBO Taso Darbo ka oho pa TIINI DIIBO la DRE HIJA (Diibo, Dutta & Hija) dulyin tii.
* Aba HIPA BABING HIPA ka oho pa NIICHI-NIITII(Hong) hw dulyin tw.
*Aba TAYU BADO TAYU ka oho pa TALYANG-HAO( BULLA & HARI) nyi dulyiñ tw.
Ayu anyañ ho ngunu mi TAKUNG APU hw pukhu-puche la MYOKO mi mwsi - mwsi dopa dohatw. Swnyan (2016) anyañ si Niichi-Niitii (Hong) ka MYOKO mwdu. Ngunu Myoko ho swke hesi mi mwgo mapa mwdu:
1. SAMA PIDU (20th of March)
2. JILO MADU DU
3. KHWBO AMANG DU
4.TAPER LWDU
5.PIGYAN HUDU
6.AJING GYODU
7.ALYI AHI KHWDU
8.MYOKO YUGYANG DANYI TUDU
9.AJI AGYANG PENTE DU
10.PAMU AGYANG KHODU
11.LAPANG DANYI TUDU
13.UDE TINDUKU
14.KHELLO DUKU
15.TAKHO BEDU
16.SAMPO TAHA DU
17.POHI BAHA DU
18.EMPW/CHANTA KHEDU
19.AJI-MOREH EHA DU
photo courtesy: Chobing Michi (Michi lenba Sama pinwn,2015)
MYOKO Sama pinanw simi Sampe Yasañ la ludu, ngoya khwbe yasañ mi Sama pinama.
Ngunu Tanii/Tanw(ii=w) hw UHI TANI Neha TANI ka DRI-HULO bulyiñ koniñ miyu. Ngunu Tanw miyu mi lenba yosa hokw mi yosa pa armyan myantw:
* Aba DARBO Taso Darbo ka oho pa TIINI DIIBO la DRE HIJA (Diibo, Dutta & Hija) dulyin tii.
* Aba HIPA BABING HIPA ka oho pa NIICHI-NIITII(Hong) hw dulyin tw.
*Aba TAYU BADO TAYU ka oho pa TALYANG-HAO( BULLA & HARI) nyi dulyiñ tw.
Ayu anyañ ho ngunu mi TAKUNG APU hw pukhu-puche la MYOKO mi mwsi - mwsi dopa dohatw. Swnyan (2016) anyañ si Niichi-Niitii (Hong) ka MYOKO mwdu. Ngunu Myoko ho swke hesi mi mwgo mapa mwdu:
1. SAMA PIDU (20th of March)
2. JILO MADU DU
3. KHWBO AMANG DU
4.TAPER LWDU
5.PIGYAN HUDU
6.AJING GYODU
7.ALYI AHI KHWDU
8.MYOKO YUGYANG DANYI TUDU
9.AJI AGYANG PENTE DU
10.PAMU AGYANG KHODU
11.LAPANG DANYI TUDU
13.UDE TINDUKU
14.KHELLO DUKU
15.TAKHO BEDU
16.SAMPO TAHA DU
17.POHI BAHA DU
18.EMPW/CHANTA KHEDU
19.AJI-MOREH EHA DU
photo courtesy: Chobing Michi (Michi lenba Sama pinwn,2015)
MYOKO Sama pinanw simi Sampe Yasañ la ludu, ngoya khwbe yasañ mi Sama pinama.