Keyword
Match



Fairs & Festivals

Amongmong
Aoling Monyu
Chakhesang
Hornbill Festival
Konyak Festival
Metal Work
Metemneo
Moatsu Festival
Nazu Festival
Phom Monyu
More Info...
Region
East India
West India
North India
South India
Central India
Adventure Wildlife
Beaches
Historical
Spiritual
Deccan Odyssey
Fairy Queen Train
Palace on Wheels
The Royal Orient
World Time
Train Schedule
Currency Info
Distance Calculator
Indian Railway Reservation
Weather Report
STD Code
ISD Code
FAQ
Tips
Packing List
Must Explore
How to reach India
Travel risks
Foreign embassies in India
Indian embassies in Foreign
Facts about India
Visa & passport
Home>>East India>>Nagaland>>Fairs-Festivals>>Konyak Festival

Konyak Festival

Konyak Festival

Konyak Festival, Konyak Festival travel, Konyak Festival of Nagaland, Fair and Festival of Nagaland, Nagaland fairsKONYAK-AOLING MONYU- FIRST WEEK OF APRIL:

The Konyaks, a martial Tribe in the east of Nagaland, observe Aoling Monyu after completing the sowing of seeds in the new jhum fields and to mark the end of the old year and entering the New year beginning with the arrival of the Spring season and asking the Almighty God for bountiful crops. Aoling Monyu is spread over 6 days.
Hoi Lah Nyih or the first day, means preparation day of the Aoling Monyu. They collect firewood and vegetables, make rice beer and weave new clothes and ornaments.

Each head of the family sacrifices a chicken and by taking out the intestine, they predict the future of the family. The second and the third days are called Yin Mok Pho Nyih and Mok Shek Nyih, which means probing and roping in the domestic animals to be killed during the festivals.

The young Konyak boys who have not yet joined in the head hunting wereKonyak Festival, Konyak Festival travel, Konyak Festival of Nagaland, Fair and Festival of Nagaland, Nagaland fairs trained during this period. The Lingnyu Nyih which falls on the the fourth day is the greatest day of the Aoling Monyu. Both men and women wear beautiful ornaments and spend the whole day in the community feast, amusement, dances and merry making starting from the entrance of the village gate (Penjong) the men folk start dancing, visting songs.

The dancing party holds the enemy's head in their hands and display it in front of the other's Morung screening their victory over their enemies. The fifth day is called Lingha Nyih. This day is observed by honoring each other. The old men of the village are honored by the young boys and their parents call their married sisters and daughters correspondingly and offer them the best feast.

On this day the families of the dead visit the cemetery of their dead family and pay their last homage to the departed souls.The sixth day or Lingshan Nyih which means the final day of the Aoling Monyu.

 

More Fair and Festivals in Nagaland

>> Amongmong

>> Aoling Monyu

>> Chakhesang

>> Hornbill Festival

>> Konyak Festival

>> Metal Work

>> Metemneo

>> Moatsu Festival

>> Nazu Festival

>> Phom Monyu

>> Sankarni

>> Sekrenyi Festival

>> Tuluni Festival

>> Yemshe Festival  

 

More Information About Nagaland

 
>> City >> Cuisine >> Arts and Crafts >> Fairs and Festivals
 

 

Comments for Konyak Festival

 
 
 
 

User Gallery for this Page

 
View All Images for this Page (0)
 

Please login to add comments or upload Images

 
Email : Password :

 

 
 

East India  |  West India  |  North India  |  South India  |  Central India  |   By State  Theme tour  |   Rail tour  |  Travel Links  |  Site Map Contact us