The Tangkhul community in Hyderabad celebrated its 6th edition of Luira phanit under the theme ‘Culture is our wealth and identity.”
Speaking at the auspicious Luira Phanit occasion, a visibly beaming Ringnam Leisan, Chief Airport Terminal Manager, IOCL, Hyderabad said this was his first tryst with the much revered festival.
I was introduced to the world of Luira reading the books penned by the eminent Tangkhul writers and stories shared by the elders. “This is also a time for reconciliation. A time to forgive one another and march ahead with peace while seeking our Saviour Jesus Christ blessings for the years bountiful harvest,” Ringnam added.
Let this be a time for all of us in the cities be it students, office goers to come together and kneeled down before our saviour so that we all have a meaningful life.
Sharing her experienced on how the forefathers celebrated this festive, Zingthangla who is a grandmother – figure for the Tangkhuls in city beautiful Hyderabad urged the youths to preserve their rich culture.
Luira phanit is a seed sowing festival celebrated by the Tangkhul community. The Southern Nagas celebrated it as LUINGAINI.
It’s an occasion to seek God’s blessing. As an agrarian community seeds played a significant role in the lives of the community. Villagers prayed that no germs, and insects comes in between as they saw their crops so that they have bountiful harvest.
With the solemn blessings of the village headmen/Chiefs, the villagers begun their works of seed sowing.
Chihanngam pastor Tangkhul church Hyderabad informed the community in Hyderabad joined in celebrating the seed sowing festival, organised by the Tangkhul katamnao long Hyderabad.
The event was hosted by Chinaochung Sareo, VP TKLH and Lungmila Longvah Education Secretary TKLH.