The primeval ancestors of the Kirat civilization

The primeval ancestors of the Kirat civilization



The primeval ancestors of the Kirat civilization                                     Tayama Khiyama

Tayama (elder sister) , Khiyama (younger sister) and Raichhakule (Tayama and Khiyama’s younger brother) are supposed to be the primeval ancestors of the Kirat civilization.




The sisters are believed to have lived in Tuwachung whereas the brother in the cave of Halesi. Tayama and Khiyama were skillful enough in weaving the looms. They are regarded as the pioneers of textile and thus, tutors of sili, the Kirati cultural dance.

Tayama is recognized by the names like Kheu, Toyama, Toma, Tayama, Tangwama, Jauma, Jaumo, Dawa, Lakcha and accordingly. Khiyama is also called by Khema, Khiwama, Khliuma, Khlemo, Khewa, Khauma, Los in distinct Kirati languages.

Raichhakule

Tayama (elder sister), Khiyama (younger sister), and Raichhakule (Tayam and Khiyama’s younger brother) are supposed to be the primeval ancestors of Kirat civilization.

The sisters are believed to have lived in Tuwachung whereas the brother in the cave of Halesi. After hunting and sowing the cereals (seeds like) from the gourd of Tame dove,

Raichhakule knew that some more crops deserve for eating and thus, is supposed to be dauntless initiator of cultivating land and the practitioner of the marriage ceremony ever in the Kirat community.

Raichhakule (Khokchilipa) is known as Khokchilip, Khakchulukpa, Khakchilippa, Khakchilip, Khakchilupa, Kakchiripa, Khakchilipa, Hetchhakuppa, Hetchhakuwa, Kaktishala in the distinct Kirat Rai languages.



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