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Karbi people observes ‘Rongker’

Correspondent Diphu Jan 5 | Publish Date: 1/5/2019 12:09:22 PM IST

The Karbi community across Karbi Anglong observed Rongker the post harvesting festival today across east and west Karbi Anglong today. People particularly the rural population observed the day with religious dedication and cultural fervor. Generally the ceremony is observed in the commencement of New Year seeking peace, prosperity and excellent yield in the village by propitiating the divine being. Kurusar (priest) perform entreaty and offer animal sacrifices to conciliate the Karbi deities and seek their blessings for the welfare of the village and its look after from any evil body and natural calamities. The community believes that non-observance of the ritual will invite hardship upon the village and its inhabitants.

It is an annual religious celebration of the Karbis which is carried out by each village. Every Karbi village has a chosen place in the village for observing Rongker. Every year, villagers across Karbi Anglong forms working group among the villagers to deal with the preparation of Rongker well ahead. Karbi community residing in other parts of Assam also observe Rongker with due admiration.

 

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