Nov 26, 2014

The Khasi tribe of Meghalaya



Meghalaya, one of the seven sister states of North-East India, is a delightful holiday destination and is chiefly populated by the Khasis, who have their unique set of customs and traditions. Marked with dance performances and rituals, one such festival is Ka Pomblang Nongkrem that displays the cultural diversity of this state. Ka Pomblang Nongrem also known as Shad Nongrem, is a festival of thanksgiving. Smit, the culture capital of Meghalaya is the venue of the festival every year. The most important ceremony of the festival is Pomblang or the beheading of a goat which is made during the festival to offer to the local deity, Ka Blei Synshar, and thank her for a good harvest and prosperity followed by Nongkrem dance performed by young girls and men dressed in magnificent silk robes.


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