Mane Shabo is a unique tradition celebrated 3 times in a year by the Bugun community in Singchung village of Arunachal Pradesh. This festival is their way to connect with their ancestors, deities and cultural roots as well as their natural environment and ecosystem. Come join Shaleena as she takes us through the seasons and the rituals celebrated by her tribes people.
Storyteller: Shaleena Phynia,
Himal Prakriti Fellow
District – West Kameng Arunachal Pradesh
इस कहानी को हिन्दी में यहां पढ़िये
Mane Shabo is a unique and important tradition celebrated in Singchung village of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a tradition that we perform three times a year in our mane (temple). All three rituals are celebrated in a sequence with the changing seasons. Shashi Shabo is celebrated in the spring, followed by Muthong Shabo in August and Dhun Shabo before the arrival of winter. Mane Shabo is not just a religious or cultural practice for us, but it reflects our values and relationship with nature and ecosystems.
This festival is a way for us to connect with our ancestors, deities and cultural roots. It also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and preserve our natural environment. These customs and traditions are deeply ingrained in our culture and are passed down from generation to generation. In today’s era, this tradition symbolizes the importance of community-driven initiatives in addressing the onslaught of climate change and our role and power in making a positive impact.
Come join me as I take you through the seasons and the rituals celebrated by my tribes people.