: (the Sun and the Moon): The Mishing
regard Donyee-po:lo as their ancestors. They
regard the Moon as their father and the
Sun as their mother. In any ritual performance,
the first recite the name of Ane
Donyee(Mother Sun) and Abu Po:lo(Father Moon).
: Dormitory of the Mishings. It is gradually
: Village council. It is still active in giving
in disputes. There are Kebang in
State and district levels, viz. All Assam Mishing
Ban Kebang and the Bane Kebangs
in the disrict of Assam.
The religious institution of the
Mishings. It is
also the religious institution of the non-tribal
Assamese population of Assam.
: The monasteries, mostly situated in Majuli
of Sibsagar District.
Kewalia or Kalhan-
ghait orNisamalia : The religion of the Mishings. It is the product
of animism and Hinduisim.
Miboo or Miri
: The indigeneous village priest of the
Sadhu Bura or Bhakat
: The head of all religious activities of the Mishings.
Bhakats are of two types, viz. Poka
Bhakat(ripe disciple) and Kencha Bhakat(raw
or non-converted). The position
of Kencha Bhakat is next to Poka
Bhakat in Mishing Society.
Ali-ai-Ligang , Po:rag : The famous
festivals of the Mishings. Ali-ai Ligang
of the spring dance festival is celebrated
on wednesday on the month of Falgun
of Indian Calendar. The main aim of
the festival is to pray Mother Earth for production of Ahu paddy. Po:rag is also connected
with agriculture. The festival marks
the harvesting time of paddy.
: The most famous folk song of the Mishings. They
express their innermost feelings through
Oi-nitam. It has played part and parcel
of any type of dance and merry-making.
: The home-made rice beer of theMishings. it
is of two types, viz. Nagin Apong and Po:
ro Apong. It is their most popular drink.