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Friday, August 17, 2007

PROPITIATE: "to appease; to conciliate"

Rongker
and Chomangkan are the two most important
festivals of the Karbis, an indeginous tribe
of Karbi Anglong.

Rongker
is basically a springtime festival of merriment
and is performed at the beginning of the
New year, i.e. April. To propitiate different
gods and goddesses for
the well being of the entire village, the
elderly male folk organise Rongker so thatpeople
can be free from diseases and natural calamities
for the entire year.

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