Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meder Nello

Last few years have seen a renaissance of indigenous faith all over Arunachal Pradesh. In the central belt of the state, also called the Tani belt, inhabited by the tribes following the Danyi-Piilo or Donyi Polo, a number of prayer houses called Meder Nello or Nyedar Namlo are being constructed. This is one such in Tajang village at Ziro.

Though not appreciated by all, these Meder Nellos are attracting curious visitors. It has the potential to be developed into institutions for preserving and show-casing the indigenous culture and traditions of the tribal people.

3 comments:

  1. IthoughtthatthiscouldbeprogressinginrightdirectionforpreservingouridentitybutlateronIfoundthatIdoliskeptatNello,prayerisofferedeverysunday,ithasprayerbooklikeBibleandBeliverattend/offeredprayerattroublehouselikeChristian.ThisisbeingboughtintocounterChristian.SeeIamanAthiest.

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  2. Are these prayer houses temples?

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  3. @ano, you can say that. but they are called meder nello, not temples.

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