Solung an Adi Tribe Festival Started in Arunachal Pradesh [ Current Affairs ]

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Solung festival celebration has been started in Arunachal Pradesh among the Adi tribe. It is annual socio-religious festival of and celebrated for 5 day in first week of September.

Arunachal Pradesh location on India map

Arunachal Pradesh location on India map

Arunachal Pradesh location on India map

Key Facts:

  • This festival ported socio aspects of the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Adi or ‘Bangni-Boker lhoba’ communities are preferred to living in the Himalayan hills of ‘Nyingchi’ in Arunachal Pradesh.
Nyingchi in Arunachal Pradesh

Nyingchi in Arunachal Pradesh

Nyingchi in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The festival is being celebrated with different rituals such as offerings gods and goddesses and prays for a bumper harvest.
  • Mithun is reflects as holy animal has an important religious implication in the Adis is sacrificed.
Mithun (Great Indian Bison)

Mithun (Great Indian Bison)

Mithun (Great Indian Bison)

  • Giving gifts of meat and Apong (rice beer) to neighbours and relatives on the occasion is also one of the most important rituals of this festival for bolstering family and social relationships.
  • The Festival also showcases care and safeguard of animals which are important for their family and social life of Adi tribe.

About Adi tribe

  • The Adi are group of many ethnic subgroups (Such as Bokar, Bori, Pai Libo Minyong, Millang, Pasi and Padam) of the Tani people.
  • They are mostly lives in Southern Himalayas nearer to Arunachal Pradesh and the Mainling, Lhunze, Zayu, Medog and Nyingchi counties of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

- Published on: September 6, 2016