most important festival of the War
Jaintia and is performed at Nongtalang
village of Meghalaya. Rong means festival
and Khli means tiger which means Tiger
festival. This festival isheld whenevera
tiger is killed accidentally or by
the villagers on an organized hunting.
In whatever manner the tiger is killed,
God is to be worshipped and the festival
is to be held. It is believed that
if God is not worshipped, certain
calamities or misfortunes like epidemic
diseases, starvation, and blindness
will befall on the people. The festival
is usually held in the month of January,
February or March after the harvesting
work is over.
Sajer Ka Raid Nonglyngdoh Festival of
A popular festival among the Bhoi of
Khasi-Jaintia hills held in the month
of December, January or February after
the harvesting is done and before the
sowing of seeds for the coming year.
It is a religious celebration of the
whole raid Nonglyngdoh connected with
agriculture and cultivation rites of
the people for the prosperity of crops.
The people also thank God the Creator
for all the blessings that he has showered
upon them during the festival.
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