Ka Jingshah Pynjot ka Mariang Kumba ka Paw ha ki Poim jong U S.S. Majaw

U nongthoh poetry ba radbah bad ba pawnam ka ri India u Rabindranath Tagore u la ai ka jingim ba shijunom ïa ka jingitynnad bad jingpyniapmat ka jaka jong u Lumshyllong bad ka sor bah jong u ha ka poetry ba u la thoh ha u snem 1928-29 kaba kyrteng ‘Ka Shesher Kabita’.
Ka mariang bad ki sawdong sawkun ka dei ka mat ïakren kaba paw bha ha kine ki sngi mynta. Ka jingduh noh jong ka mariang ïa ka jinglong tynrai bad kiei kiei kiba don ha ka, ka pynlong ïa ki ‘riew ieid mariang bad ki ‘riew ïohi jngai ba kin khihwit ha la ka mut ka pyrkhat. Kumba ka long mynta, ki jingthaw ba im ba khih kim don bha shuh ïa kata ka jingïadei bajan bad ka sawdong sawkun jong ki namar bun na ki bynta jong ka mariang ki la nang duh noh. Ki jingthaw ba im hapoh bad halor ka mariang ki la nangstait nangduna na kawei ka sngi sha kawei pat. Dei ruh halor kane ka jingshem, ka jingïohi bad ka jingsngew shaphang ka mariang ba sa mih shibun ki nongthoh, ki myllung bad ruh ki nongpule halor ka mariang. Ha kaba ïadei bad ka litereshor Khasi, ïa ka jinglong jingman kaba ktah ïa ka sawdong sawkun mynta la pynpaw bha ha ka poitri, ka sawangka, ka parom mutdur bad ka jingthoh prose ruh kumjuh. Ka jingthmu jong kane ka jingthoh ka long ban pyrshang ban tai sani ïa ka pyrkhat u Khasi halor ka mariang bad ka jingkylla ha kine ki sngi mynta. Yn bishar ruh kumno u myllung S.S.Majaw u pynpaw ha ki katto katne ki poim jong u halor ka jingshah pynjot jong ka mei mariang ha ki kti u briew.
Haba phai sha ka pyrkhat Khasi halor ka mariang, u Khasi um shim ba ka mariang kan dei tang ïa kiei kiei kiba jyrngam lane ki jingthung jingtep ba mih ha sla khyndew hynrei ka kyntien ‘mariang’ ka kynthup lut baroh kata ka ryngkew, ka um, ka suiñ bad ka haw haw. U E W. Dkhar ha ka kot Ka Mariang Ka Kren u ong,
Ka Mariang ka kynthup ïa ka pyrthei ka mariang bad kiei baroh katba don sawdong ha ka, ïa ka suiñbneng bad ka haw haw sha jrong, ïa ki duriaw bad ki jingjylliew jong ki, ïa kiei kiei baroh kiba ïohi bad ki bym ïohi.1
Na kane ka jingbatai lah ban sngewthuh ba ka kyntien ‘mariang’ ha u Khasi hi ka la biang ban kynthup lut ïa kiei kiei baroh kiba don ha sla pyrthei shityllup naduh kaba sha jrong tam, kata ka haw haw haduh kaba shapoh tam ka jingjylliew jong ki duriaw. Ka kyntien ‘mariang’ ha u Khasi ka kynthup lut ïa ki jingthaw ba don jingim bad ki bym don jingim kiba don ha sla pyrthei. Kumta ka mariang ka don ka jingïadei bajan tam ha baroh ki bynta kiba don ha ka bad uwei pa uwei u jingthaw uba im ha ka mariang u donkam markylliang bad um lah ban kdat noh na kata ka jingïasnoh. Ïa kane ka jingïadei lah ban sngewthuh bha lada ngi puson ïa kine ki kyntien jong u H.O. Mawrie ïa kiba u la thoh ha ka Pyrkhat u Khasi ha kaba u ong, “U Khasi u im bad ka mariang bad ka mariang ka im bad u, bad ka u khih, u ïaid u ïeng bad ka ruh ka kren, ka ïathuh khana bad ka saiñdur ïa ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong u” .2
Kane ka kren shai ïa ka jingïadonkam markylliang lane kata ka bsa jingim ha ka mariang ha kaba baroh ki jingthaw kiba don jingim bad ki byndon jingim ki ïakyrshan jingim iwei ïa iwei pat. Ka jingshahktah jong iwei i bynta ka ktah lang ïa kiwei ruh. Ha kaba ïadei bad kane ka jingïadonkam lane pynbiang kylliang, u J. S. Shangpliang ha ka ese ‘U Briew bad ka Mariang’, u ong ba “U Nongthaw u Nongpynlong ïa ka um shym la thaw khlem da woh biang-pa-biang khnang ba baroh kita kiba u thaw kin pynbha pynmyntoi kylliang kylliang” 3. Kaba sngewsih mynta pat ka long ba ïa kane ka bynta jong ka jingïapynbiang kylliang jong ki jingthaw baroh la nangïaibat da baroh ki jingthaw lait noh tang u bynriew uba la leh klet bad la lyndet ha kaba u sngew ba u dei uba ha khliehduh bad kumta u sdang ban lushia ban kyndang bad khynra ïa ki bynta bapher bapher jong ka mariang.
Ka jingpynjot ïa ka mariang ka dei kaba paw pylleiñ bha ha kine ki sngi la ka long ha ka liang ki khlaw ki btap, ka khyndew ka shyiap, ki um ki wah bad wat ïa ka meiramew. Kane ka jingpynjot ka mih namar ka jingbymhun ka dohnud briew. Kiwei ki jingthaw ba u Blei u la thaw ki im suk im saiñ hapneh ka mei mariang bad ka mei mariang ruh ka bsa ka pjah bad ka pynheh pynsan ïa ki hynrei napdeng kine ki jingthaw dei tang u briew u bym don jingsngewnguh bad jinghun ïa kaei kaba ka mariang ka ai. Ban pynhun ïa kata ka jingangnud jong u, u kyndang ïa ki sawdong sawkun ka pyrthei mariang bad u kylla long u nongpynjot ba shyrkei tam jong ka mariang. Ha kaba ïadei bad ka jingpynjot ïa ka mariang, u briew u shim ïa ka jaka ba ha khmat eh kum u nongpynjot bad ka kane ka wan jia long namar ka rukom pyrkhat jong u hi. U sngew ha lade ba u long uba khraw halor ki para jingthaw baroh bad ym lah ban len ïa kane namar u briew u dei u jingthaw ba kyrpang jong u Blei ha kaba la ai ha u ïa ka bor sngewthuh bad ka bor shemphang ïa kaba kiwei ki jingthaw kim don pura.
Katkum ka pyrkhat Khasi, u briew u long u jingthaw bakyrpang uba don ïa ka bor pyrkhat bad ka bor shemphang. Kumta la pynkup ha u ïa ka jingkitkhlieh ba un long u nongpeit nongpynïaid halor ki jingthaw baroh. La pynkup ha u ïa ka bor synshar ha kaba un peit un khmih ïa ka bha ka miat jong kiwei pat ki para jingthaw. U R.S. Lyngdoh ha ka ese ‘Ki Dorbar Blei Katkum ka Jingngeit u Khun Khasi’, u thoh:
Ka Dorbar Blei kaba nyngkong eh ka long hi ka jong u Khathynriew Trep ha bneng ha kaba ka Hukum Blei ka phah ïa u Hynñiew Trep Hynñiew Skum ba un wan hiar sha ka pyrthei, ban synshar ïa ka bad ban long Syiem man Syiem halor jong ka. Ka Hukum ka rai ïa kane khnang ban pynbiang ïa ka jingud jingkyrpad jong ka Ramew. 4
Ha katei ka dorbar ba la kdew da utei u rangbah lah ban sngewthuh ba u briew u la ïoh ïa ka bor ba kham halor ban ïa kiwei pat ki jingthaw bad ha katei ka dorbar la pynkup bor ruh ïa u kum u nongsynshar. Lah ban ong da kaba sngew skhem ba u briew u don ka jingkitkhlieh kaba khia ha kaba ïadei bad kiwei ki jingthaw baroh kiba im ha ka mariang ha kaba u hap ban peit ïa ka bha ka miat bad ka suk ka saiñ jong ki. Namarkata, u Khasi mynshuwa u sngewthuh bha ïa kata ka bor synshar halor ki laiphew jingthaw bad u sngewthuh ruh ba ha kata ka bor synshar ba la ai ha u da ka Hukum, ka don ruh ka jingkitkhlieh. Kumta ha ki por mynshuwa u Khasi u im shisha bad ka mariang ha kaba u H.O. Mawrie u ong ba u Khasi u ïakren bad ka mariang, ka mariang ruh ka ïathuhkhana bad u. Pynban katba nangïaid ki sngi ki por, kane ka rukom pyrkhat ka la nangjah noh na ki longdien Khasi bad la rung sa da ka rukom pyrkhat ba u briew u long u nongsynshar jong ki jingthaw baroh ha snieh pyrthei bad u lah ban leh katba u mon ïa ki. Kumta u Khasi mynta um sngewthuh shuh ïa ka jingïadei ka bajan jong u bad ka mariang kumba ki longshuwa jong u ki sngewthuh. Haba ïohi ïa kane ka jinglong jong ki khun Khasi mynta, u Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih ha ka kot Ka Pyrkhat Niam ki Khanatang u pynpaw ïa ka jingsngew diaw da kaba ong:
Kaba sngewsih pat ka long ba u Khasi mynta u la klet ba u wan sha ka pyrthei tang kum u nongsumar; u bud lem ïa ka dustur jong kiwei bad u pynjot pathar ïa ki lum ki wah, ïa ki khlaw ki btap. U bam duh ïa ka mrad ka mreng, ka sim ka doh, ka dohkha ka dohpnat, namar u la klet ïa la ka deiti.5
Lada ngi phai sha ka khana jingpynlong jong u Khasi, U Nongpynlong u la pynkup ha u briew ïa kata ka jinglong ba un ieid bad burom ïa ki para jingthaw ha ka mariang hynrei namar ka jingbymhun ka dohnud jong u bad ka jingailad ki jingkwah kin shah kynting ha ka lyer jong ka rhah spah, u klet noh ïa la ka jinglong tynrai. U S.S. Majaw ha ka lamkhmat jong Ka Phawar Beh Sbai u pynpaw ba ka mynsiem rhah spah long ka daw jong ka jingjot ka mariang ha kaba u thoh kumne:
Phai mynta sha ka mariang. Tang namar u sbai, la pynsniewdur bad pynjot ïa ka. Ki lum ba jyrngam-jngum ki la khoi synlen. Ki lawbah ba rben ki la nang jah nang jah syndet. La nang khoh syndet sa ki lum ki wah. La nang pynjot bad lute ïaka kpoh ka mei ramew.
Katkum ka jingïohi bad ka jingshem jong u myllung S.S. Majaw, ka jingpynjot u Khasi ïa la ka mei mariang ka dei beit na ka daw ka jingrhah spah ïa kaba u ong ka ‘beh sbai’ bad une u myllung u pynshynna ïa kaei kaba u kren lyngba ki katto katne ki poim jong u kiba u la tynsat ha ka thup poitri kaba u la ai kyrteng Ka Phawar Ksan Rngiew ïa kaba la shon ha u snem 2000. Haba kren halor kane ka phang, ha ka poim ‘Lum Maloi Khlieh’ u myllung u ong,
Ïing ha Sor: saw san mala,
Spah kamra kim ngiam jaka;
Phew ki lum la khuid synlen,
Jliah u ksuid ne nguid u Thlen?
Ka kyrteng jong ka poim ‘Lum Maloi Khlieh’ ka la kren shai lypa shaphang kata ka jingsah thylli. Ha kitei ki laiñ haneng, U S.S. Majaw u kren shaphang ka jingroi ka kamai kajih lane ka jingroi spah jong ki briew ha sor ha kaba u ong ba ki tei ïa ki ïing bun mala bad u pynkhraw shuh shuh ïa kata ka jinglum spah jong ki da kaba ong ba ha man la ki kamra la pyndap da ka spah haduh bym don jaka shuh ban buh ïa ka. Ka jingkylli ba u myllung u buh ka long ba nangno ki ïoh ïa kat kane ka spah? Ka jubab ka long ba ka spah ha sor kam ngiam jaka shuh ha ki iing saw san mala pynban haba phai sha nongkyndong la khuid synlen ki lum. Haba u myllung u ong ‘Phew ki lum la khuid synlen’, u mut ban ong ba ka spah kaba ki lum thup ha ki ïing ha sor ka dei kaba ki la lum na kaba pom pathar ïa ki dieng na ki lum jong ki bad die ïa ki kat haduh ban da synlen ka khlaw. Nangta u myllung u kynthah shuh shuh da kaba buh sa kawei ka jingkylli ba ha kano ka rukom la synlen ki lum? Hato ba la ‘jliah u ksuid ne nguid u Thlen?’. Kane ka jingkylli ka kren beit beit sha ka jingrhah spah ha kaba u myllung u pynïasyriem ïa u briew bad u Thlen uba bam da ka longbriew bad kamai da ka longspah. Ka jingpyndonkam da ka kyntien ‘u Thlen’ hangne ka thew ïa ka mynsiem rhah spah jong u briew. Ha ka jingsngewthuh u myllung, ‘u Thlen’ um dei shuh uta u mrad ne u ksuid kynsha hynrei u la kylla long ka mynsiem rhah spah jong u briew.
Nangta ha ka poim ‘Kin Shong Thylli’ u myllung u kren shaphang ka jingduh jait jong ki jingthung jingtep bad ki kynja ba im bapher bapher na ka ri namar ka mynsiem bad ka jinglong bamduh jong u briew.
Dieng ki siej, u stew u thri,
Phlang, kynbat, sohshang, sohphie,
Sim ki doh, dohsher dohthli,
Siej khongpong tyrlaw, sylli,
Tiew matïong, Subon, Lyngngi,
Bun kin her na Ri jong ngi.
Bun kin jah na Ri jong ngi,
Bun kin duh na Ri jong ngi,
Kumne keiñ ka Ri jong ngi,
Spah bakor ki peiñ ïapli,
Man longdien kin shong thylli!
Lyngba kane ka poim, u S.S. Majaw u kren shaphang ka jingma ka ban sa wan na ka jingpynjot u briew ïa ka mariang ha kaba u ong ba ka jingpom pathar ïa ki dieng ki siej kan ïalam sha ka jingduh jait jong ki dieng ki siej. Nangta, kane ka jingpom pathar ïa ki dieng ki siej kam dei ba ka wanrah ïa ka jingduh jait jong ki hynrei ka ktah ruh ïa kiwei pat ki jingthung bad ïa kane la ïaiban ha kine ki laiñ “Bun kin her na Ri jong ngi, / Bun kin jah na Ri jong ngi, / Bun kin duh na Ri jong ngi, ”. Kane ka jingïaiban ka long ban pynpaw shai ba ki spah mariang kiba don kyrhai ha ri Khasi kata, ki mar-khlaw naduh ki dieng ki siej, ki phlang ki kynbat, ki sim ki doh bad ki ‘tiew khlaw; kine baroh kin sa her, kin sa jah bad kin sa duh jait noh na ka ri jong ngi namar u briew u la rat dyngkhong tang na ka bynta ban ïoh pisa.
Ha ka poim ‘Ha ka Hima ki Buthwa’ u myllung S.S.Majaw u dang bteng ban kren ïa kajuh ka phang kata halor ka jingshah pynjot jong ka mariang ha ki kti jong u briew namar ka jingbym sngewhun bad kwah rhah jong u. Ka kyrteng jong kane ka poim ka mut ‘Ha ka Hima ki Bieit’. Ha kane ka poim u myllung u pynpaw ïa kata ka kynrum ka kynram ha kaba ka jaitbynriew ka la klet noh ïa la ka riti dustur la ka long ha kaba ïadei bad ka dustur poikha poiman ne ha ka riti bat khyndew bat shyiap. Tang namar ka jingrhah ïa u sbai, ki briew ki kloi ban nym ñiewkor ïa la ka jinglong bakyrpang. U myllung um shym kren beit beit da lade ha kane ka poim hynrei u phawer ïa ka phang da kaba u pyni lyngba ki khmat jong ka dkhoh kaba ïohi ïa kata ka jingsakma jong ki nongïalam ha kaba kim pyrkhat kumno ban pynneh pynsah ïa ka spah mariang namar ki la bieit ïa u Sbai:
Dkhoh matlah ha miet dum tliw,
Kdar kdar ka shai ka khan jylliew:
“Ki khatar bor, patsha pyrthei,
Kumtei kumthie, te sha, balei?
Oh pleng u Sbai u kham phyrnai!
Ban ïa kjat sngi ba shat jingshai”
Ha kane ka poim, u Majaw um shym kren tang shaphang ka jingpom pathar ïa ki dieng ki siej hynrei u banjur ruh halor ka jingtih ïa ki marpoh khyndew kum u dewïong bad u mawshun ha kaba la khyllie pyrdet ïa ka snieh jong ka mariang. Hadien ka jingbeh spah jong u briew, kaba bud nangta ka long sa tang ka lyngngoh ka um dum ha kaba u myllung u pynsngew lyngba ki jingïam pangnud jong u lei Ramsong uba ong,
“A jahare!shu khamakha,
Da um sarang, lyngkien-lyngkha”.
“Mynba jabieng la luiñ pute,
Ïa um sarang b’la sma kyrteng,
Ki dih ïamrem da bym banse”
U myllung u pynpaw ïa kata ka jingpynjot mariang lyngba ka jingiam pangnud jong u lei Ramsong. Ha ka pyrkhat u Khasi, une u lei Ramsong u dei u lei lum bad ka kyntien ‘ramsong’ kamut ruh ïa ki mawshuh. Kumta haba u myllung u kren shaphang ka jingktah lane ka jingsniew kaba mih na ka jingtih ïa ki mar-pohkhyndew u pynkren da une u lei Ramsong. Ka jingkhlong ïa ki mar-pohkhyndew kam dei ba ka ktah tang ïa ki bynta ba sha jrong jong ka mariang hynrei ka ktah ruh wat ïa ka um kaba tuid sha ki lyngkha ha kaba la tuid sa tang ka sarang. Ym long shuh ban rep ban riang bad la sohsat wat ban ïoh ïa ka um dih. U myllung u ong ba ki longdien ki ïamrem halor ka jingleh jong kiba ha shuwa namar kim banse ban dih sa da ka um sarang. Nangta lyngba ka jingud sngewsih jong ki Dieng Jri, u myllung u pynpaw ba la rat dyngkhong naduh tynrai ïa ki syntiew khlaw ban die sha sor kat haduh ba kine ki jingthung ki la shu kylla long kum ki poiwir ha sor.
“Ka pap ka sang aïu ngi leh,
Da nusib sniew ïa ngi pynsleh?
Ban kai poiwir bad jah na shnong,
Tynrai tyllong ynda la khlong”
Ka Meiramew haba ka ïohi ïa kine ki jingjia, ka jaw ki ummat na ka bynta kine ki jingthung ha kaba u myllung u pynkren ïa ka Meiramew kumne:
“Ki phlang kynbat tang sah khana,
Sohphan sohpieng ki jah sutra!
Diengsai diengmet kim paw syrngiew,
Ynda ka rhah sha khlieh ka kiew.
Ha kine ki laiñ, u myllung u ong ba ki jait diengsai diengmet bapher bapher kiba don ha ri lum Khasi kin sa jah rngai noh namar ka jingrhah ka synshar ïa ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong u briew. Ka dum ka lyngngoh kam kut tang hangne. U myllung u ïaiban halor ka jingbeh sbai jong u briew ha kaba u pynkren pat da u lei Hima uba kylli bad thnum “Balei katne phaloh ka pung, /U lei Hima u thnum myllung;” bad ka jubab kaba u ïoh ka long ba “Oh pleng ki boit hapoh ka thwei, / Ïaknieh ï’u Sbai, ki klet ï’u Blei, ”. Lyngba kine ki laiñ haneng, lah ban ïohi shai ba u myllung S.S.Majaw u kren shai kdar ba ka jingpynjot ïa kane ka mei mariang ka sdang da ka jingrhah spah jong u briew uba kloi ban klet wat ïa u Blei.
Ha kitei ki lai tylli ki poim ba la sot, lah ban ïohi shai ba u myllung u kynthah tyngeh halor ka jingkylla ka rukom pyrkhat ha kaba u briew um bud shuh ïa ki jinghikai kiba u longshuwa u la hikai kata ban im bad ka mariang. Kum ban shu ban biang, u Blei Nongthaw u la thaw kyrpang ïa u briew ha ryngkat ka bor pyrkhat kaba khlaiñ, ka bor jingsngew kaba jylliew ryngkat bad ka jingïatiplem hynrei haba u briew u la beh ïa u sbai, kitei ki jinglong kim don shuh bad haba kitei ki jinglong ki la duh na u briew, u briew um pher shuh na u mrad.

Ki Par Jingtip:
E.W. Dkhar, Ka Mariang ka Kren Shillong (Shillong: Shandora Press. 1999).
H. O Mawrie., Ka Pyrkhat U Khasi (Shillong: Singhania Offset Press, 2008, 8th Edn)
J.S. Shangpliang, “U Briew bad ka Mariang” in Ki Sngi Jong Ngi (Shillong: Ri Khasi Book Agency, 1994)
R.S Lyngdoh, Ka Dorbar Blei Katkum Ka Jingngeit u Khun Khasi, Vol VI. (Shillong: Khasi Authors’ Society. 1992)1-9
Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih., Ka Pyrkhat Niam ki Khanatang (Shillong: Pine Cones Publications, 2011)
S.S. Majaw, Ka Phawar Beh Sbai (Shillong: Sawlyer Printing Press, 1997)

Dr Marbhador Kymdeit is an Assistant Professor in Khasi Dept, NEHU.—Some of his areas of interests are Khasi Poetry, Stylistics and Ecocriticism. He is presently the joint Secretary of the Tribal Literary Forum of India, member of the Khasi Authors’ Society

In this article the author analyses the damage of nature as depicted in the poetry of Shri S.S. Majaw.
The nature and it’s surrounding is the most important topic which is seen nowadays. Some of the writers saw the damaged being done by human and this is the reason most of the writers have written about the nature.

Ka Jingwan Iuhkjat U Swami Vivekananda Sha Shillong

La pynkylla da Ehsing Khiewtam
Bandarihun Pohshna

(…ba bteng na kaba khatduh)

Ka jingai jingkren khatduh U Swamiji bad u briew ba buh jingthoh ïa kine ki jingkren
Ka jingai jingkren paidbah kaba dei ruh tang kawei ka jingkren kaba u Swamiji u la ai ha Nongbah Shillong, ka la long haka 27 tarik u april ha u snem 1901 haka jaka kaba pawnam bha kata ka dei ka Quinton Memorial Hall committee. Hadien ar-lai sngi ba u Swamiji u la wan poi ha shillong, U Rai saheb bad katto katne ki riew rangbah ki la pynpaw ha u ïa la ka jingkwah jongki ba u Swamiji un ai jingkren halor ka phang- kata ka dei ka Niam. Hamar hangta u Swamiji u la ong ba kaei ka jingdonkam jong ka jingai jingkren paidbah haba ngi lah ïa don kine ki jingkren ba manla ka sngi hangne. Watla katta, haba peit ïa ka jinglong jong ka jingkoit jingkhiah jong nga, hato u Doctor Civil surgeon ba dei u Chief Commissioner jong phi un ai jingbit hi ïa nga ba ngan ai jingkren paidbah? mar kumta kita ki kynhun ki la jubab ba ki la dep ïa kren shaphang kane bad u Sir Henry bad ma u ruh u la kwah ban don kum kata ka jingialang paidbah. ki la kular ruh ba ka jingïalang kan long ha kata ka por bad ka sngi kaba U Swamiji u kham sngew khlaiñ.
Kane ka jingkren u Swamiji ha Shillong khlem shem la thoh ha kino kino ruh ki kot khubor Phareng ne khubor Bengali ha kata ka por. Ka la long ruh kaba pynartatien ba lehse ha kata ka por ympat don kum kita ki jait kot khubor ha baroh ar ki ktien. Kat haduh u snem 1935 ba ka la sdang ban mih ka kot khubor kaba la kyrteng ka shillong mail. Ka dei artat ka jingai jingkren kaba khatduh u Swamiji bad ka dei ruh kaba donkam tam haduh katta katta. Tangba haka kot khubor ba mih man la u bnai, kaba la ai kyrteng ‘U khasi Mynta’ la lap ïa kawei ka jingthoh kaba la pynmih ha u bnai Jymmang (May) jong u snem 1901. Kaba la thoh shaphang ka jingai jingkren kaba la pynlong hapoh kawei ka kamra, ha kaba na kadaw jong ka jingbunbriew than eh hangta ha kamra bun ki briew ba wan sngap ki la shu hap ban ap noh shabar bad sngap ïa ki jingkren nabar. Ïa kane ka kaiphod la thoh lane la pynbeit da U Hormurai Diengdoh uba dei ruh u nongthoh khubor khasi uba tbit bha ha kito ki por. Ïa kane ka kot khubor ‘U Khasi Mynta’ ba la pynmih man la u bnai la sdang ïa ka da u Hormurai Diengdoh ha u snem 1895-96, kadei ruh ka kot khubor khasi ba nyngkong eh ba mih man la u bnai. Ïa kane ka jingthoh la pynkylla ktien da U swami Gokulananda bad ba la pynmih ïa ka haka‘Vedanta Kesari’ ha u snem 1998.
Ka la long kaei kaba phylla ba ïa ka jingkren ba la ai haka ktien Phareng, ka la shim por jan haduh shispah snem ban pynmih ïa ka ha kadur ka jingthoh bad katta ruh da ka jingïarap ka kot khubor khasi. Kat kum ka report ba la thoh haka ktien khasi, ka kyrteng jong ka jingkren ba u Swamiji u la ai ka dei- “The Faith of Orthodox Hinduism”, wat la ka jingkren jong u Swamiji kam shem la don jingïadei than eh bad ka jinglong Orthodox lane shaphang ka Hinduism, lait noh tang katto-katne ki jingai nuksa ba la shim na ki Vedas. Ka jingthoh ba la sot na ka Vedant Kesari kalong kumne harum:
U Swamiji u la sdang ia la ka jingkren da kaba ong ba kano kano ka niam khlem don la ka jong ka kot niam kam lah ban ïeng pyrshah ïa ki jingtynjuh ki por.ban ai nuksa ïa ki jingkren lajong, u Swamiji u la shim ka nuksa jong ka niam ki Roman, ki greek bad kiwei de. Watla kine ki jaitbynriew ki don ka niam kaba don tynrai halor ka jingnang-jingstad, jingshemphang bad ruh halor ka jingryntih, hynrei kim lah satia ban im haka jingtynjuh ka por namar ba kim don la ki jong ki kot niam. Hynrei haba ki briew ki don la ki jong ki kot niam, kam pher la ki la ïaid bakla kum ki Jew, hynrei ka niam bad ka jingngeit jong ki kam lah ban ïap da leilei ruh. U la ong, ka long kajuh ïa ki Hindu ruh, watla ki la shah ïalam lynti bakla ha kiba bun ki jinghikai ba shu thaw hi da ki briew shimet hynrei katba ki Veda ki dang don, ka jingkyrmen ruh ka dang don.
Halor ka jingkren jong u, U Swami Vivekananda u la ban jur halor ka jingshisha ba kiei kiei ki rukom lehniam kim lah ban urlong lada khlem trei minot ïa ka kam. U briew u ba trei katto katne, U briew uba leh katto-katne, watla u kum leh ki kam bymman ruh, u kham lah uta ban ïa u to u briew uba khlem leh eiei ruh em, uba jaituh, uba shu shong kli kti khlem leh eiei. U Swamiji u la ai katto-katne ki jingkren naka Vedas haka ktien sanksrit bad nangta sa pynkylla pat sha ka ktien English. U la ai ki jingkren na bynta ka jingbha jingman jong ka jaitbynriew. U Swamiji u la ïa bynta ïa ki kam ba bha jong u long bynriew ha ki lai bynta; kaba nyngkong eh ka dei ban ai jingai mon sngewbha, ban ïarap ïa ka dohmet da kaba ai bam bad ai ki jaiñ phong. Kaba ar kadei ban ai jinghikai ne ban ai ka jingnang jingstad, kumba hikai ha ki skul ter ter. Kaba lai pat kadei ban pyni ïa ka mynsiem briew ïa ka lynti jong u blei. U Swamiji u la ban jur eh ïa kane ka lynti kaba lai kum kawei kaba donkam tam. Na bynta kane u la ong ba ki jait bynriew kum ki Brahmin kidei ban ïoh ka jingburom namar ba dei ma ki ki nonghikai jong ka mynsiem briew.
U Swamiji u la banjur eh ba u briew u dei ban ïarap para bynriew bad ruh ban ïarap pynshemphang ïa u. Ïa kito kiba lah ban leit sha skul kidei ban ïoh ki jingïarap ha kiba bun ki liang khnang ba kin lah ban shah hikai kham jur, hynrei ïa kito ki bym don lad satia ban leit skul kidei ban ïoh la kumno kumno tang i jinghikai ban nang ïa ki dak thoh. Tang kumta ruh phi la leh ka kam kaba bha eh. Phi lah long u briew ba don hok ïa ki jingïaroh baroh. U Swamiji u la pynkut noh da kaba ong; ka kam jong ngi ha ri India mynta kadei ban pynkyndit thiah ïa ki briew.
Na baroh ki jingkren ba u Swamiji u la ai bad na ki nuksa ba u la shim naka Veda, ngi lah ban sngewthuh ba u Swamiji u kheiñ kyllum lang beit ïa baroh ki jaitbynriewha kane ka pyrthei kum kawei. Ymdei ruh ba iwei I jait bynriew in shah peit rit ha kiwei kum ki low caste hindu. U la ong ba ka Veda ka la bthah ïa ngi ba ngi dei ban hikai ïa ki briew shaphang kaei ka hok. Ka lah dei na kane ka daw ba u Swamiji u la leit shang kylleng ka pyrthei ban ïoh ban hikai bad ban pynsngewthuh ïa kaei kaba dei ka Hok.
U Swami Alokananda u la pyrshang ban peit bniah ïa ki jingkren U Swamiji bad u la lah ban pynmih katto katne ki mat ba kongsan na kita ki jingkren kiba u Swamiji u la pashat sha ki paidbah. Kine ki mat ki long; ka niam kadei ka jingsngewthuh Blei; ban shakri ïa ka jaitbynriew lane ka longbriew manbriew kadei ka Niambah kaba ha khliehduh; Ka jingroi-jingsan jong ka ri ka shong haka jingiar jong ka jingpule-puthi jongka; ka jingpyni ba shisha jong uwei kadei ka dak ba shisha jong u shaphang ka jinglong briew; Bad ka jingdonkam jong ka jingïadei jong ka jinghikai shaphang ka jingkhuid ka mynsiem bad ka jinghikai bad ki jingpyntdbit (vocational education).
Namar ba kane ka jingïalang paidbah la pynlong halor ka jingpynïaid bad jingïalam jong u chief commissioner bad ma u ruh u la shim bynta da kaba shong lang bad kiwei pat ki nongwan sngap, ka la lah ban pynlong ba tharai ki bun ki riew heh bad riew don kyrdan kiba dei ki nong India bad ki British ruh kiba la wan ban ïa shim bynta lang ha kane ka jingïalang paidbah. Kat kum ka kyrwoh(report), ka ong kumne, “Haka miet jong ka Tarik 27 Ïaïong 1901, U Swamiji u la ïoh pang ha kapor ba u dang ai jingkren bad haduh mynta u khlem la jem shuh haduh mynta.” U Swamiji u la ïoh jingpang bad jingtlot ka bor met lypa shwa ba un ai jingkren ha kita ki por, bad ka jingkhia jong ka jiing ai jingkren paidbah ka lah ban kham pynjur shuh-shuh ïa ka jingtlot jong u.
Ka la long ka bym shai satia halor ka jingïa kynduh shimet jong u Hormurai Diengdoh bad u Swamiji bad ba ki la ïoh ban ïa tai nai halor ka phang niam ha kita ki por. Ka lah ban long ba lehse ki la ïa kynduh bad ïa kren shwa ka jingai jingkren paidbah lane hadien ka jingkren. Ka Arpita Sen ka la ai I jingtip ba lyngkot shaphang kane ka jingïakynduh jong ki kumne harum (Da kaba pyndonkam ïa ka ‘Shillonger Bangalee’ kum ka tynrai jongka.):
U Diengdoh u la ïa kynduh ïa U Swamiji bad u la pynsngew ïa ki jingsngewkhia bad sngewsih jong u halor ka lynti lane ka rukom leh jong ki Welsh Missionaries ha kaba ki la pynrem ïa ka jingngeit tynrai jong ki Khasi da kaba kynnoh ba kadei ka jingngeit haka jingim lane ka mynsiem (animists) bad ba ka bymdei ka niam lane ki bymdon niam(Heathens). U Swamiji da ka jingphuh samrkhie u la batai ba ka mynsiem bakhuid lane ka Borbah bakhuid (absolute soul) la pynshong ha man baroh ki jait jingthaw jong U Blei. Bad kito kiba ngeit ïa kane ka rukom ngeit bad lada ki duwai ïa ki lum ki wah lane ki dieng ki siej, ha kajuh ka por ki duwai lane ki ïaroh ïa uta U nongthaw ba hakhliehduh lane ïa Uta U Blei ba donbor tam (supreme Being), ha kane ka rukom lehse ki khasi ki dei kiba ngeit ha ki kynsa jingim lane haka mynsiem ba im. Lada uwei u ngeit ha U blei un nym kyntait ïa kiei kiei ki jingthaw jong U bad ïa ka Mariang hi baroh kawei. Ha kaba ïadei pat bad ka jingkynnoh bymdon niam, U Swamiji u la kloi ban jubab da kaba ong ba, kito kiba kyntait ïa ka niam jong kiwei bad pyrkhat lane ngeit ba tang ka niam jong ki lane tang ka jong ki hi ka dei ka niam, ki khot ïa kiwei ki bym don niam(heathens). Na kata kadaw kane ka kyntien bym don niam ka pyni shai ïa ka mynsiem bym lah shah bad ka jingkhim jingmut jong kita ki jaidbynriew.
Ka long ka bym shai satia ba U Prof. Bhattacharya u la ïoh naei bad mynno u la ïoh lum ïa kine ki jingtip. Tangba ki jingmut jingpyrkhat hatei hajrong ki ïa syriem shisha bad ki jingmut jingpyrkhat jong U Swamiji. U Hormurai Diengdoh u dei u ba la wan phai biang sha ka jingngeit Khasi na ka jingngeit Presbyterian. Kam long kaba shai satia ba u Hormurai u la ïa kren bad U Swamiji ha shwa ne hadien ka jingïalang. Wat la katta, ka jingkren jong U Swamiji lane ka jingïadon ryngkat lang jong u bad U Swamiji ka la lah ban pynlong ïa U Hormurai ba un kylla na u Kristan ba khim jingmut sha U Briew ba ïar jingmut bad ba ieid ri baroh kawei(Liberal nationalist). Ki lah ban pyrkhat ba lehse ka jingkynthoh khatduh jong U Swamiji ka thew ïa ki Presbyterian Missionaries. Ha kawei ka jingïakynduh bad U Swamiji (ha kajuh lane kawei pat ka jingïa kynduh), U Bah Diengdoh u la ïathuh ïa kawei ka jingjia ha u:
Ha u snem 1845, Ki lai ngut ki khasi ki la leit ïa kynduh bad U wei U missionary, U Mr. Lewis na bynta ka jingpynbaptist. Haba ki la shah kylli, Hato Uta u nongpyllait(savior) un pdiang ïa ki kumba ki long? ki la jubab; ‘Hooid, un pdiang beit, balei un nym pdiang? Hato um wan sha kane ka pyrthei ban ïap na bynta ki riew pop kum mangi?. Ha u snem 1896 ha Whales, U John Roberts uba dei u Welsh missionary, katba u dang ai jingkren, u la ïoh pdiang ïa ki jingthapkti na ki paidbah haba u la ïathuh ba, da kaba phah pynbud ïa ki khynnah khasi ïa kane ka ktien “ Nga dei uba pop, Phi dei kiba pop bad ngi dei kiba pop”, u la lah ban pynkylla bamut ïa ki khynnah khasi bad pynkylla kristan ïa ki khnang ban kin lait na kita ki jingpop jong ki.
Lehse kane ka la lah ban kham pynjan ïa U Diengdoh sha U Swamiji, namar ba ma U hi bad la U nonghikai U Shri Ramakrishna, ki kyntait ïa ka jingmut jong ka pop kaba dei ka phang pdeng jong ka jingmut Kristan. Kine ki ngeit skhem beit ba baroh kidei ki khun jong ka jingim bymjukut lane ki khun jong u Blei jingkmen.
Ka la don ka jingtip ba la ïathuh da uwei na pdeng ki nongwan sngap ïa U Swamiji, U Birendra Kumar Majumdar, shaphang ka jingjia ha kapor ka jingai jingkren U Swamiji ha Quinton Hall. Ha kata ka por, ka sharak (Pressured paraffin lamp/ Petromax) kaba la thang ban pynshai ïa kata ka Hall, kala lip kynsan. Kaba la pynlong ïa baroh kawei ka hall ba kan tap da ka jingdum ngaiñ. Kat kum ka jingïathuh u Majumdar, watla hapdeng kata ka jingdum, ka dur jong U Swamiji kala nangshai nangshai bad kata ka jaka kaba U Swamiji u la ïeng kala thaba blep da ka jingshai. Halor ka jingkynmaw jong U Birendra Kumar ïa kane ka jingjia, u la thoh- “kam dei satia kaei ka jingpynthame hynrei kadei shisha ka jingïohi shai. Baroh ki nongsngap ki la sngew donbok shi katdei eh halor kane ka jingïohi ba khuid. Baroh ki la shah pynshohbiej da ka jingstad bad ka jingsngur ki sur jong U Swamiji.”
Ka lah ban long shisha ba kaei kaba u Majumdar u la ïohi, lada khlem ïa nujor ruh, ka dei ka jingthaba ba khuid. Ka jinglah ban pynkhuid, pynphuh bad pynsngur ïa la ka mynsiem ka lah shisha ban pynthaba ïa u briew, ban ïa uto uba don kita ki khmat lane ki rukom peit un sa ïohi khlem don jingartatien. Wat la katta ruh ka longrynieng jong U Swamiji lehse ka la dei kaba khatduh eh kaba lah ban pynlong ïa kum kata ka jingsnew khuid haka jingkren paidbah. Tangba kawei ka jingkylli kan ïai sah beit ba, hato U Sir Henry Cotton lane kiwei pat ki ophisar british ruh ki la lah ne em ban ïohi ïa kata ka jingthaba. Ka la lah ban long kaba kyndit ïa ki lada ymdon i ei i jingbatai lyngkot ïa ki ïa ka ei kaba la jia. Lane kata ka hall thymmai, lehse kala don kata ka jingpynkhreh na bynta ki jingpynshai haka por ba kyrkieh. Lane ka rynsan kala don lypa lakajong ka rukom pynshai kaba pynthaba beit baroh shi lynter ka prokram. Kaba la pynlong ïa ki paidbah ba kin ïohi ïa ka jingthaba na U Swamiji haba ka sharak petromax kala lip noh bad ba ki khmat ki la long myllen ïa ka jingdum jong ka kamra. Kane ka jingbatai kaba ar ka lah ban long kaba kham sngew ïahap. Ka kaiphod haka Vedanta Kesari lane ki jingthoh ha ki ktien khasi kim shym la thoh eiei ruh shaphang kane ka jingjia.
Jingpynkut ka jingïaid:
Halor ka jingtrei shitom jong u Sir Henry Cotton bad u doctor Major Campbell, ka jingshitom u Swamiji kam shem la pyni dak jong ka jingkhiah. Katkum ka jingtip, lah don saw tylli ki dur jong u Swamiji ba lah shon ha Shillong. Ar tylli na ki lah shem ba ki lah shon ha studio, bad artylli pat ki ba lah shon ha ki jaka pyngngad. Baroh ar tylli ki dur ki pyni ïaka dak jong ka jingpang ha kato ka por, ym lah kubur ïa ka dur jingitynnad ka ba u don.
Ka Shillong bad ki jaka ba ker sawdong ïa ka, ka long kaba itynnad bad pynshohbiej ïa ki nongpeit, kaba i ïapbiej kawei hadien kawei. U Swamiji u sngewtynnad ban leit jngoh kai ïaki jaka ba bun ki lum ki wah, ki jaka ba don ïaki khana pateng, bad ki jaka ba lah ju don ïa ki tynrai kiba long ki nongrim. U shym long u briew uba thiah tang ha jingthiah baroh shisngi haba u wan sah ha Shillong, katba u don haka jingpang. U ai ka jingkren kaba baroh ngi tip lut, tangba ym shym don ka sakhi kaba u leit jngoh ne u leh ïa kano kano ka kam haka por ba u don shane. Hynrei lah don katto katne ki Khasi bad Bengali ki ba shong ba sah ha Shillong, kynthup ïa u nongthoh Diengdoh, u ba leit jngoh ban leit ïa kren shaphang ka niam bad ka jingdonkam haka shnong ka thaw; ngi lah ïohi khyndiat ki sakhi jong ki haka “Parlor talks”.
Mynno u Swamiji u lah mih noh na Shillong? Ngim shym lah ïoh ïa ka jubab. Haka jingïohi jong u Prof. Bhattacharya, u lah thoh lai sla haka article kaba u lah thoh shaphang ka jingleit jong u Swamiji na Guahati sha Shillong, kam shym la pynpaw mynno ba u lah mih, ne shaphang ka jingleit phai jong u sha Guahati; u shu ong, “U leit phai pat sha Belur Math ha u Jymmang 12 tarik.”
Namar ba ym shym don jingtip bniah shaphang kata, ngim don shuh ïa ki nongpyntip hynrei ban ïaid naduh ka sngi ba u Swamiji u poi ha Calcutta(Belur Math), kata haka 12 tarik u Jymmang, bad haduh ka sngi ka jingïap ka bym shym lah mutdur. Ka shim por shisngi da ka rel naduh na Gualundo sha Calcutta, bad shim por lai sngi ban poi na Gualundo sha Gauhati da ka jhad (Steamer). . Ka lah ban shim por kham duna haba leit phai na Gauhati sha Goulundo.}, kata khlem da sangeh, bad arsngi ban poi Gauhati na Shillong, kane ruh da pyngkiang; kaba mut u sah ha Shillong ar taiew and leit phai haka 6 tarik u Jymmang. Ha kane ka sngi u lah sah ha Gauhati haka por ba u leit phai; ha kaba u ïakynduh biang ïa u Padmanath.
Artylli ki jaka,—ka jaka sah U Swamiji bad ka jaka ba u kren
kaba sngewsih ka long, ngi tip tang artylli ki jaka hapoh Shillong ba u Swamiji u lah ïuh kjat bad ka ba dei ka jingshisha, ka jaka ba u sah bad ka jaka ai jingkren. Sister Gargi(Marie Louise Burke) i lah thoh shaphang u Swamiji::
Ym shym lah don ka jingtip ba kham bniah shaphang jong ka jingleh jong u [Swamiji], ym don ka jingpyrkhat ka bym donkam kaba lah ban pyrkhat bnaih, tangba tang ban shu thoh ïa ka. Lada u kren shaphang ka jingdon jong u briew ne ka briew ha ka san minit, ngi lah kwah ban tip lut shaphang ka jingim jong u ta ne kata ka briew; lada u rung hapoh ka ïing mala, ngi kwah tip ïa u nongshna bad ïa ka mynnor jong u.
Ngi lah ïa kynduh ïa u Sir Henry Cotton bad u Hormurai Diengdoh nyngkong; tang khyndiat kaba ngi tip shaphang kiwei pat ki Swamiji kiba lah kynduh ha Shillong. Mynta ngi kwah tip sa khyndiat shaphang ka ïing kaba u Swamiji u sah and ka jaka kaba u kren. Kata ka ïing kaba lah shna da u skum na tnum, kaba lah shah pynkylla sha ka ïing rit(Assam-type cottage), pynkylliang noh na ka skum sha ka tnum tin. Ha khmat ka baranda lah shna da ka jaka ban poi shwa ka khyrdop ïing.
Ym shym lah tip tikna mynno lah shna biang ïaka ïing. Lada ka ïing ka lah sniew naduh u jumai bah jong u snem 1897 ha u Jylliew kumba long kiwei ki ïing jong ka Shillong, lah dei ban ïoh ïa ka dur ba thymmai shuwa ba u Swamiji un poi hangta. Ha kawei pat ka liang, ka dur ba hadien jong ka dur u Swamiji, kaba lah shim ha kata ka ïing namar ba u dang don haka jingshitom, kam shym la pynpaw ba lah shon ïa ka haka ïing kaba thymmai. Kajuh ka dur lah shim haka liang ka diang jong ka ïing, kaba don ka baranda kaba dei da ka dieng kaba hadien pat lah pynkylla da ki tnum bad ka ïing ka lah kham heh haka jingïar.
Ha u snem 1943, u trai jong ka ïing u lah die noh ïaka ha ki arngut ki shipara, u Nagendranath bad u Dhurendranath Chowdhury, ha Sunamganj sub division haka Sylhet distrik (ha Bangladesh). Kum ba dei haka kyrteng jong ka shnong Gourarang ha Sunamganj, ki trai thymmai ki ai kyrteng ïa ka ïing “Gourarang Lodge,” bad kata ka kyrteng kaba ki nongshong shnong jong ka Laban ki tip ïakata ka ïing (ka ïing u Nagendranath ha Sunamganj, ka “Gourarang Zamindar Bari” , kaba u sah haduh ka jingïoh ri ka Bangladesh ha u snem 1971, kaba mynta ka long ka jaka jngoh kai ka ba pawnam). Haka snem 1963 bad kumta ter ter, ka Shillong Ramakrishna Mission lah shna da u maw ban sah jingkynmaw ka ba don ki jingthoh kumne harum:

ARISE AWAKE AND STOP NOT
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HERE LIVED
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
IN APRIL 1901CENTENARY 1963-64
Lah ïohi ba ki nongïoh pateng jong ka ïing Chowdhury ba ki sah haduh kumba 1997, mynba ka ïing ka lah shah die noh ha uwei u Khasi. Ka Ramakrishna Mission kam shym la lah ban pynïoh ïa kane ka jaka. U trai u ba thymmai u lah shah khyndiat ki nongsah ban sah haki katto katne ki jaka hakata ka ïing, bad ka jingthmu ban pynpra bad pynïeng thymmai da kawei pat ha kata ka jaka. Ki dur jong kata ka jaka ba lah shon da u nongthoh haka snem 1998 lah pyni ïa ka ïing kaba lah sniew bad shah pynpra, kaba don bad ki ïit pait bad ki kynroh pra.
Ha u snem 2012, ka Ramakrishna Mission Shillong ka lah pyrshang ban ïoh ïa ka sorkar Meghalaya ban pynïoh ïa ka ïing, ne ka jaka ba mynnor ka don ka ïing. Ka khubor Times of India ka batai:
Katkum ka jingkren bad ki nongpathai khubor ha Shillong Press Club haka sngi ba ar [Iaiong 24, 2012], U [Swami Achyuteshananda, u secretary jong ka Shillong Ramakrishna Mission] lah batai: “Ka Mission ka dang pynkhreh ban kner ïa ka jingïarap shaka sorkar Meghalaya lada ka ïarap ban pynïoh ïa ka jaka nongrim” U lah ong ruh ba lada ka sorkar ka kwah, ka lah ban ïoh ïa ka jaka[ïing], haka por ba u lah batai shaphang ka jingia kajia ka jaka kaba lah ban pynjaijai ha kashari. “Ka jingïakajia ka don haka kyrdan kaba biang,” u lah ong.
Ka jingthmu kam shym lah urlong; ka dur jong ka jingïakajia ka lah nang sniewdur suki pa suki bad ka lah sdang jah na ka khmat ha u 2006, ka jingjah ka kper eden. Tang u maw sah jingkynmaw u ba lah don bad sah jingkynmaw ïa u Swami Vivekananda bad ïa ka jingwan jong u ha Shillong.
Ka Quinton Hall ne ka Quinton Memorial Hall, kaba u Swamiji u ai ka jingkren paidbah ba khatduh, kaba don ha Quinton Road ha Police Bazaar jaka ha Shillong. Kaba lah shna ha u snem 1892, bad lah ai kyrteng ïa ka hadien jong u Mr.James Wallace Quinton, u Chief Commissioner jong ka Assam haduh u snem 1889 haduh 1891. Ka lah long ka jaka ba lah pra naduh ba wan u Jumai bah ka Assam ha u snem 1897, bad lah shna bad pynïeng biang ha u Ïaïong 1901. U Swamiji u dang don ha Shillong haka por ba u mut ban ai ïa ka jingkren plie pyrda haka 27 tarik u Ïaïong kaba lah shna pynthymmai biang ïa ka Quinton Hall. Naduh kata, kata ka hall ka dei ka jaka ba kyrpang jong ka Shillong ban pynlong ïa ki jingleh rukom ba pher ba pher. Bun ki briew kiba don haka kam kaba biang bad ki ba lah paw ki lah wan ai jingkren, kumjuh u Swami Abhedananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Annie Besant, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, bad Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, katkum ba lah ïoh lum.
Ha u snem 1993, hadien katto katne snem kaba lah shna ïa kane ka jaka, ka lah ïoh daka Ramakrishna Mission bad pynkylla sha ka jaka ai jinghikai ne ki jaka jingpule. Ka don ka library ne ka jaka buh kot kaba lah pynïaid da ka computer, ka jaka pule, ka auditorium bad ka jaka ai jinghikai khlem siew na ka bynta ki khynnah skul. Ka dur ba lah oh shrong jong u Swami Vivekananda ka ba lah pynitynnad ïa ka phyllaw ha Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Cultural Centre (RKMVCC). Ïa ka dur ba lah oh shrong lah plie pyrda haka 12 tarik u Kyllalyngkot, 2006 da u M.M Jacob, u ba dei u Governor jong ka Meghalaya, ban pynsah jingkynmaw ïa ka jingwan ai jingkren paidbah ba khatduh u Swamiji.
Ka Vedanta Society (kaba dei ka dur jong ka Ramakrishna Mission sha bar ka Ri India) ka lah sdang sha ka West hadien ka jingwan u Swamiji. Don kiba u lah shem hi, bad don ki ba lah shem hadien. Ha India, hadien ka jingmih ka Ramakrishna Mission Organization ha Calcutta ha u snem 1897, u Swamiji u lah shah ïa kiwei ban rah ïa ka jingkitkhlieh bad sdang ïa ka tnat ha baroh ki jaka jong ka Ri. Da ka ba buddien ïa kane ka jingsaiñ, ka jingthmu ban pynmih ïa ki tnat jong ka Ramakrishna Mission ha Shillong la ïoh pdiang nyngkong da u Swami Prabhananda (Ketaki Maharaj) ha u snem 1929, da kaba buddien ruh ïa ka jingshna jong ka ïingmala ha Laitumkhrah kaba don bynta bad ka Belur Math ha u snem 1937. U Swami Bhuteshananda u la long u secretary ba nyngkong jong kane ka tnat. Namar ka jinglong ba kit khlieh jong u ba khliehduh hakato ka por bad ki snem ba hadien, ka jingkiew kam shym lah duh noh naduh ba dang sdang. Baroh arngut ki khliehduh, Swami Bhuteshananda bad u Swami Gahanananda, ki lah poi sha ka jingïalong President jong ka Ramakrishna, ym don mano mano na kiwei ki tnat ban kot ban ïoh ïa katei ka bor. Haka por ba mynta, ka pynïaid ïa ka hostel naka bynta ki shynrang, ka library, ka dispensary bad ka mobile medical unit na kajuh ka jaka, kata kaba don, tikna , ha RKMVCC.
Ka jingïaid jong ka por kaba la ïaid haka jaka ba sah u Swamiji ha Shillong ka ïaid khlem da pynsngewsih ïa ka mynsiem ki briew jong ka Meghalaya bad kumjuh jong ka Assam. Haka 23 tarik u Ïaïong, 2003, shispah khatar snem jong ka jingwan u Swamiji, bad ka jinglehkmen ïaka jingdap sngikha ba 150, ka jingïaid paidbah ba lah khot “Vivek Rath” kaba lah sdang na Dhubri (jaka ba u lah ïuhkjat nyngkong ha Assam). La ïaid lyngba na Gauripur, Bilasopara, Chapra, Goalpara, Krishnai, Dudhnai, Boko[Kamakhya], Guwahati, Jorabat, Nongpoh bad Umsning bad khatduh lah poi haka jaka ha Laban ha Shillong ha ka 26 tarik u Ïaïong. U mot u lah long kum u dak ban sah jingkynmaw.
Ka jingdonkam jong kane ka lynti ka long ba u Swamiji u la ktah ïa ki katno katne ki jaka ha u 1901 haka por ba u poi ha Shillong. Ka shnong ba nyngkong ba u ktah ka dei ha Assam ha Dhubri bad nangto u la ïaid sha Kamakhya don haka ryngkew don ruh haka um; ym shym la tip tikna. Na baroh ar ki shnong, u lah ban sah miet ha Dhubri, Goalpara, Kamakhya bad Gauhati. Ha u Ïaïong 27 (2013) mynstep, hajar ngut ki briew na kylleng ka Ri kiba la don ha Laban ki la ïa ïaid sha RKMVCC (ka Quinton Hall) ha kaba bun ki nongmihkhmat ki la ai jingkren kaba ïa dei bad u Swamiji bad ki ktien ba u kren. U Swami Prabhananda (Barun Maharaj), uba dei u Vice President jong ka Ramakrishna Math bad Ramakrishna Mission, u la don hangta, bad u secretary jong ka Shillong Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Achyuteshananda.
Jingpynkut nia
U Swami u la mih noh na Shillong haka 6 tarik u Jymmang bad poi ha Belur Math haka 12 tarik u Jymmang. Hapdeng kita ki sngi u la leit jngoh ruh ïa ka East Bengal bad ka Assam ka ba dei ruh ka jingleit ba khatduh ba un ai jingkren paidbah. Hadien ka jingwanphai, u Swamiji u leh burom ïa u Sir Henry Cotton bad ïa ka Shillong ruh kumjuh. “Ki lum ha Shillong ki long ki ba itynnad. Nga ïa kynduh ïa u Sir Henry Cotton hangne, u ba dei u Chief Commissioner jong ka Assam. U kylli ïa nga, ‘ Swamiji, hadien ba phi lah wan ïaid na Europe bad America, kaei ka ba pynlong ïa phi ban wan peit sha kine ki lum ba jngai? ‘ ka jingbha bad ka jingsbun mynsiem kum u Sir Henry Cotton ka long ba eh ban shem. ‘U lah kren biang, “ Haka jingïaid lynti jong ka jingim ki riewkhuid ka jingïaid lynti sha ki jaka ba kyntang ka dei ka kamram. Bad kumta nga wan sha Shillong lyngba ka Khamakhya. Shuh shuh haki jaka ba don u briew ba kum u Henry Cotton ka ta ka jaka ka dei ka jaka ba kyntang. U Cotton u dei u briew ba sngewthuh shaphang ka jingjynjar ka Ri India bad ba kwah ïaka jingbha jingmiat jong ka.
Shaphang ka Assam, u Swamiji u thoh ha u Christine Greenstidel, “ka jingbym lah ban ïa nujor jong kane ka jaka namar ba ka don lang ïa ki lum bad ki wah. Lah jan ar bnai haka jingwanphai jong u naka “Jaka ba dap da ki dieng”, u la ïaroh arshah ïa ka jaka katba u dang thoh ïa ka Mary Hale ha u 5 tarik u Naitung, “Ka Assam ka wan hadien ïa ka Kashmir, kaba dei ka jaka ba itynnad tam haka Ri tangba ka bym shngaiñ. Ka wah Brahmaputra ka ba tuid na ki lum bad kiba la wandur ruh haka ryngkew, ka long ka jaka kaba shongdor ïa uno uno u briew ban ïohi”.
Ym lah ban ïa nujor ïa ka jingitynnad bad ka jingbym long shngaiñ. La ong u Swamiji ïa ka jinglong ka Assam (Shillong). U batai ïa ka jingwad bniah jong u ïa ki daw jong ka jingpang ne ki jingdiaw ki ba bun haka shithi sha ka Josephine MacLeod: “Ha Shillong- Ka lum jong ka jingsumar ïa ka Assam[ka jingkren sieh]- Nga don ka jingpang khie shit, sahiaw, ka jingkiew ka albumen bad ka jingjngem ka met ar shah ïa ka ba ju long. Kine ki dak ki shin ki lah duna kat ba ngan poi ha Math.” Ym shym don ba ong ïa u Swamiji ba ka Shillong kam dei ka jaka na ka bynta ki ba pang sahiaw namar ka jingkiew ka jingkhriat bad ka jingsngem ka lah ban don haka jingma ïa uno uno u briew u ba don lypa ïa ka jingpang sahiaw. U tip ïa kane hadien, bad u thoh sha ka Christine Greenstidel ha u bnai Nailur, hadien ba u la wan phai na Darjeeling bad ïoh pang hangta ruh. “Hapoh ki khyndiat bnai, nga ïoh artylli ki jingpang kynsan[Ka sahiaw bad kiwei pat ki jingpang] na ka ba leit sha ki artylli ki jaka lum ba sngem tam ha Bengal, Shillong bad Darjeeling. Ngan ym pyrshang shuh ban leit sha ki lum Bengalee” U khlem phai shuh sha la ki ktien.

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Saiñ Pyrkhat Niam U Khasi

Para Kur, Para Kha, ngin sdang shuwa ïa kane ka jingkren halor ka phang “Ka Thymmei Longniam U Khasi” ne “Ka Saiñ Pyrkhat Niam U Khasi”
haka ktien Khasi, bad ngin sa ïa bteng pat daka ktien kaba kin ïa sngewthuh lang kiwei de.
Te, Mynta ka sngi ngi ïa lum ïa lang hangne ban rakhe ïa ka jingdap 122 snem jong ka Seng Khasi. Ngi ïoh ïa ine i lad bad i por ban ïa pyrkhat, ïa puson, ban ïa phylliew jingmut lang halor bun kiei kiei kiba la jia ha ka jingtyllun jong kine ki 122 tylli ki snem.
Katno ka rhem ka mynsiem, ha ryngkat ka jingsngew sarong bad kmen, ba ka Seng Khasi kala kynjoh sha kine ki 122 snem bad ka nang ïai kiew, bad ïeng rasong, nangphuh nang phieng bad ïaid shakhmat ha bun bun ki liang.
Nga ngeit ba daka jingkitkhlieh, kit khia, shan tyrpeng ïa u lyngkor ba khia jong ka Seng Khasi, da ki dkhot bad nongkitkam bapher baroh jong ka Seng, haka jingïalam jong U President badon burom Rangbah Don Kupar Dkhar, ym tang ka Seng Khasi (Kmie), hynrei ki Seng Khasi bapher bapher baroh hi, kyllum lang ki paid kiba dang bat, dang ksoh, kiba snoh rdin haka thymmei long briew, man briew tynrai jong U Khasi, kin kiew bad iïaid shaphrang ha baroh ki liang.
Te, Mynta pat ngin ïa phai sha ka mat ba kongsan tam ha kine ki por ki ïa, kata
“ Ka Saiñ Pyrkhat Niam U Khasi” ne Ka Thymmei ka longniam U Khasi.
Haka por kaba lyngkot bad kaba teh da bun ki kam ki jam, nga ïoh ban pynkhreh da ine i jingthoh lyngkdop, bad nga la sot de katto katne na ki jingthoh halor kane ka phang na ki kot bapher bapher.
Nga ngeit bad nga ïawer ruh ïa kiwei ki para riewseng ba kin ïai bteng bad noh synniang lem halor kane ka mat, ba kongsan lashai lashisngi, ha ki lympung bapher bapher. Kane Kan long ka jingmyntoi ba khraw bad ba donkam ruh ïa ki samla bad ki pateng ki ban dang wan, ba kin ïoh jingtip bad jingshai halor ka saiñpyrkhat Niam Khasi lajong
Te, hangne ngin ïa sdang da kaba kynmaw kumne:
Ïa baroh kiei kiei, ka Lyngit ka Lyngor, ka Bymjukut, ka Pyrthei ka Sngi, u Bnai ki Khlur, ka Sahit ka Haw ka Haw, ki Jingim ki Jingthaw hi baroh, la sdang na “Ka Hok Ka Shikyntien”
Ka Hok ka ïeng skhem bad pura, ym don kyntien ban bteng, ne khate, ban ai rong ai rup, ne pynjngut ne pynthame.
Ka ïeng marwei, Jylluin.
Kane ka dei ka Jingshisha ba Nyngkong.
Ki khun U Hynñiewtrep ki wan longbriew manbriew sha sla pyrthei lyngba ka “Jingkieng Ksiar”, halor U Lum Sohpetbneng ba kyntang tam. Ngi im ha sla pyrthei ban “Kamai ïa Ka Hok” haka nongrim jinglong “Tip Briew Tip Blei”, ryngkat ka “Kheiñ Kur Kheiñ Kha”.
Kine ki lai mawbyrsiew hi ki dei kiei kiei kiba pruid dak bad prat lynti, kiba ïalam ïangi haka imsngi-imja, bad ha baroh ki liang kiba ngi ïa kynduh bad tyngkhuh haka jingim jongngi.
Ha kine ki por ba mynta ngi la dei ban kyrsiew biang ïaka jinglong “Tip Briew Tip Blei” ba shisha, bad ba manpura haka jingim jong ngi, ka jingim ba synlar bad ba shong nongrim haka jingmut jingpyrkhat ba khuid ba suba.
Halor ine i symboh jingpyrkhat bad haba ngi tih bniah bad ngam jylliew halade hi, ngi shem bad shai ka jingsngewthuh ba ka “Maïan Blei ka im ha ngi hi, iwei pa iwei bad ka tehsong ïa U Briew bad U Blei Trai Kynrad, Nongbuh Nongthaw, ha jrong bad ha Tbian.
Kane ka ïalam lynti bad btin ïangi ha baroh ki liang jongka jingim jong ngi, haka imlang sahlang, ka jingïadei para briew, bad ruh baroh ki jingim bad jingthaw, U Trai Kynrad ha kane ka pyrthei.
U Rangbah Jeebon Roy, u rishot ba radbah bad nongpyrsad mynsiem ïaka Seng Khasi ha ki por ba dang sdang iaka, u la sdang ruh ban thoh shaphang ka Niam Khasi, naduh u snem 1897 ter ter bad la pynmih nyngkong eh ïaka kot kaba la jer kyrteng:
‘Shaphang Uwei U Blei’ ha u snem 1900. U la thoh kumne:
“Ka niam ka dei ba ngin pyrkhat, ngin shakri, ngin ieid para jingthaw bad ïala U Nongthaw, bad ba ngin duwai rit ruh ïa U Blei naduh mynsiem, kata ka dei ka kam Tynrai, bad ka Niam ba shisha, bad ka Hok jong ngi. Kam long Niam ei ei ruh da kaba shu ïa lum ïa lang bun briew, ban ong ngi kita kita, kiba mane ïa uta uta. “Ka Niam ka long ka jingpynkyndit bad kyrsiew ïa ka Mynsiem napoh shadem bad u dohnud” ban kynmaw briew, shaphang U Blei, bad ki kam ba bha ba khraw jong U.
Ka Niam ka la don ryngkat bad u briew naduh ba dang kha ïa ki. Katba ki nang san nang rangbah, haka rynïeng bad ka jingpyrkhat, katta kan nang khraw; ka long syriem kum ka jingshai ba phi i, ba kam ju shai syndon, hynrei mian pa mian ka sa shai bha phar.
Kumba phi ïohi ïaka sngi myndang ka dang sdang mih, ka dei ban da ïaleh bad ka miet, nangta kan sa shai byrngut, bad dum lyoh dum umjer, . Hynrei ynda ka kiew joit halor jrong, hangta baroh ki jingdum, ki lyoh, ki umjer, ki duh shi syndon……
Ka Pyrthei baroh shiliang hi ka peit mat pher.”
Ki Khasi ki ngeit ba ka Niam ka Rukom, ka nguh Blei ka dem Blei bad baroh la pynkhamti da U Blei Trai Kynrad, naduh ba dang lung ka Sngi U Bnai.
Ka jingim “Tip Briew Tip Blei” bad ban “Kamai ïaka Hok” ka wanlam ïaka jingim ba palei mynsiem, ba shongsuk shong saiñ bad kaba kongsan tam hi “Ka jingim kaba shong Blei”.
U Blei Trai Kynrad u don lang bad ngi ki khunbynriew, ha baroh ki por, ha kylleng sawdong, haka kmen ka sngewbha, ka sngewsih sngewdiaw, shitom shipa, u don lang ha ka jingim kaba tei halor “Ki Mawkhrum ka Tip Briew Tip Blei”.
U Rangbah Sib Charan Roy Jaid Dkhar, u ong kumne ha ka kot bala pynmih ha u snem 1919, Ka Niam Ki Khasi:
“Namar ba U Blei U long uba dap lut shisha, ka jrong ka tbian. U don hapoh bad halor ki met jong ngi ruh. Na kata ka daw ngi ki Khasi ngi ju duwai ïa U Blei hala poh mynsiem ruh, wat haba ïaid ba ïeng, bad na kane ka daw ngi tip ba, “U Blei U don hi hapoh jong ngi, bad ba ngi, don ha U”.
Ka “ Jingkieng Ksiar “ u Lum Sohpetbneng ka lah dkut bad ngim ïohi shuh hynrei “Ka im ha ka Mynsiem Ksiar” jong ngi, iwei pa iwei.
Te mynta ka sngi to ngin ïa kynmaw burom bad pyrto ïaka nam jongki 16 ki nongseng jongka Seng Khasi, bad ruh ïa baroh kiba la noh u synñiang u bynhei ïaka Seng. Ngi dei ban kynmaw ba dei naka, jingstad, jingshemphang, bad jingïohi jngai jong ki, la neh la sah haduh kine ki sngi “Ka Rukom Im, Rukom Nguh, Rukom Dem Blei, Trai Kynrad U Khasi” bad ngi dei ban ïeng skhem bad ïaid halor ki dienjat jong ki, pateng la pateng.
Kane ka jingneh bad jingsah haduh mynta mynne ki sngi, ki er iwbih ba suhsieng jong ka mynnor, kadei kaei kaba kordor haduh katta katta, bad kaba ngi dei ban tyngkai, ri bad sumar, namar ka long mynta, uta.
“ U Mawlynnai ba kynsai tam jong ka Jaidbynriew”
Khublei Shibun.

Rangbah Prabhat D Sawyan: Grown up in Khasi traditions in his ancestral home at Umsohsun built by his great grandfather U Jeebon Roy in the late 1800s, he has a profound knowledge of the Khasi traditions

The greater Khasi Pnar people who jointly are called U Hynñiewtrep, believe firmly that as humans we descended from the celestial abode called Ka Sorkep, the realm of the Divine through a Golden Bridge of Sacred Vines encircling a Giant Tree a combination of which is called “Tangnub Tangjri”, straddling the Heavens and the Earth, atop the most sacred hill, U Lum Sohpetbneng or Navel of the Heavens.
“Way of Life and Worship” which has three fundamental tenets sometimes referred as Ki Lai Mawbyrsiew or Three Hearth Stones. First is the state of Being, “Tip Briew Tip Blei” , followed by social governance and practice of “Tip Kur Tip Kha” or Knowledge of the lineage with social interactions and finally “Kamai ïa ka Hok” or “Pursuit of Truth” a raison detre or life’s pursuit. Author attempts to open the door to the Universe of this limitless and precious, philosophical treasure, of “Tip Briew Tip Blei” in a few words for all to ponder and ruminate.

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U Nongprat Lynti Ha Rilum Khasi: U Swami Prabhananda

KA SKUL HEH

Kumta u Ketoki u la leit peit ïa ka Sohra ban wad jingtip bad jingkyrshan na ki trai-shnong Sohra ban tei ïa ka skul hangto. U la tip ba ki Khristan kim shah ban tei skul hangto da ka Seng Hindu, hynrei kiwei pat ki bym dei Khristan kim suidniew ne salia eiei ïa kane ka jingpyrshah jong ki. Haba u Ketoki u la ïoh jingkyrmen bad jingkyrshan ban tei ïa ka skul ha Sohra, uwei u rangbah Khasi u la tyrwa iwei i jaka da kaba ong ba ka dei ka nongkynti jong u hi bad ba u lah ban tei ïa ka skul hangto ha kano kano ka por ba u la rai jingmut. Ka long ka jaka kaba halor u lum kyntong, kham kynjang ban ïa ka shnong Sohra. Ka jaka ba itynnad shibun la ker ïa ka baroh sawdong da ka lawbah lawsan bad ba ingiew shibun. Nangto ruh lah ban ïohi kylleng wat shaduh Sylhet ruh. Ka long ka jaka ba ïakop bad ïahap bha ban tei ïa ka skul. Haba U Ketoki u la ïoh kat kane ka lad babha tam, u la lum jingïalang ïa ki rangbah shnong baroh ha kiba u la pynkhamti ïa ka kam, bad katba ïalade pat u pynjngai na ka katba lah. Kumno ka kam ka la ïaid, la pynshisha da ki jingjia hadien. Tang shu ïohsngew ba uwei u rangbah u la ai jaka ïa une u Maharaj, khlem da oh dor ei ei, u Syiem jong ka hima da ka jingkynshoit jong ki katto katne ki rangbah u la thaw jingkulmar ïa kane ka kam. Hynrei u don ka jingsngewlem ïa u Ketoki bad u nongai khyndew, bad da kaba ong ïa ki ba kim dei ban ïadei kti ha kane ka kam. Kane pynban ka la long ka jingkyrkhu haka liang jong ki dkhot jingïalang, ki la sngewlehraiñ ba u Syiem hi u pyrshang ban pynbiria ïa ka kam kaba naduh mynta hi kan long ka jong ki bad ba kin ïeng ïaleh na ka bynta u Ketoki bad ki la ïalehpyrshah ïa u Syiem haduh ba kin da lah ban kylla khongpong ïa ka jingrai jong u na ka bynta katei ka jingai khyndew bad ban sdang noh ban tei ïa ka skul.
Ka jingïakajia halor kane ka jaka ka la jem noh bad ym don jingmudui ei ei shuh bad u Ketoki ruh u la sdang lum pisa ban shna ïa kane ka їngskul. U la pan jingïarap katto katne na Shillong bad da kane ka lad u la lah ban ïoh shibun ka pisa ban shna ïa ka їngskul da kaba tap da ka tin.
U la lah ruh ban pynrung kam ïa ki katto katne ki samla Bengali kiba la kular ban ïa trei ïa ka kam khlem da kwah jingsiew ei ei. U la phah hikai ïa ki ha ki skul nong -kyndong, hynrei bun na ki kiba lah ban trei hapdeng ki Khasi bad don ruh na ki kiba sniew jinglong palat ha kaba u la dei ban phah iehnoh ïa ka kam. Kane ka la pyntroiñ ïa ki katto katne ki skul kiba dang plie thymmai hynrei um shym la duh jingkyrmen ha kaba pynïaid ïa ki.
Kumta, u Ketoki u la pynlut kham bun ka por ha Sohra ban ha kiwei pat ki jaka namar u sngewthuh ba ka jingdon jong u kan ïarap shibun ïa ki nongtrei ban pynshai ïa ki bad wat ïa kito ki nongsumar khynnah kiba la lyngngoh shibun kumno ba ka skul ka la ïaid haka nongrim baskhem khlem pisa tyngka bad ka bor briew. U ruh u la lyngngoh shibun shaphang kane, hynrei u la rai jingmut ban pynlong ïa ka skul ka ban jop bad lada i donkam ruh ban pynmih shibun ki skul na ka bynta ka skul heh bad lymda kumta ki briew kin ym shaniah shuh ïa u. Kumba ka long, ki Khasi ki shem ba u long u briew uba shem jingeh shibun haba ïa nujor bad ki riewniam Khristan ha ki lad ki lynti bad haka bor briew ruh. Hynrei u la pynshai ïa ki ba kin pyrkhat ba ki jingeh baroh ba la ïakynduh ki dei ïa ki hi bad ba ma ki dei ban kitkhlieh na ka bynta ka jingjop ne ka jingrem. Ka jingpynkingkhlieh ïa u Ketoki ka long shaphang ki briew bad ka pisa, u la leit kham bunsien sha Shillong, ka nongbah jong ka Meghalaya (mynta) ha kaba u la lah ban ïoh shibun kijingïarap shaphang ka kam jong u. U la pynlong jingïalang hangto ruh ryngkat bad ki rangbah nongpynïaid kiba la sngewïadei ïa ka jingtrei jong u ha Ri Khasi. Ki ruh ki la ïa mynjur ban ïa kit khia ïa ka kam na ka bynta ka jingkyntiew shaphrang ïa ka kam.
KA JINGÏALEH PYRSHAH
Kane ka buit pynïadei bad u paidbah bad ki jingeh babun kiba la ïa kynduh ki pyni ba u long uba stad ban ïoh shibun ki paralok bad ka la pynmyntoi shibun eh ïa u. Nyngkong eh, ka la pynshngaiñ ïa u da ka jingkynpham lem u paidbah bad ka jingïatrei lang ka la pyntngen bad pynshngaiñ ïa u ba lada don kino kino ki jingpyrshah, um dei tang ma u ban ïaleh pyrshah hynrei bun ruh kiwei pat kin ïarap ïa u. Tharai, ym don ba la tip ba ha kito ki por ki nong-bilat ki la synshar trai-khlieh ïa ka jylla kum ka nongkynti jong ki hi, kum ban ong ruh ba ki briew kiba wan na rithor ki dei ban trei hapoh ka jingpynïaid jong ki ha kano ka jaka. Lah ruh ba lada kano kano ka shnong kam sngewïadei ïa ka jingdon u Ketoki lah ban beh ïa u ha kano kano ka por khlem da tip. U Ketoki um lah ban ïasaid ha kano kano ka bor pynïaid kaba kham halor shaphang kane ka kam. Shen hadien, kane ka jingjia ka la urlong shisha. Katto katne ki Khristan ki la mudui sha ka bor pynïaid ri ba ka jingleh mynleh hikai ïa ki Khasi shaphang ka jingnang jingstad, u la hikai pynban ban isih ïa ka jingsynshar Bilat bad wat ïa ki nong-bilat ruh. Kane ka la jia haka por ba ka jingïeng pyrshah Bilat ka dang jur bha hapoh ri India baroh kawei. Ka bor pynïaid ri ka la maham ïa u bad u Deputy Commissioner, uba dei u Phareng u la leit sha Shella ka shnong kaba u Ketoki u sah ban tohkit bniah shaphang kane ka kam. U la tohkit na ki trai-shnong ban shem ïa ka jingshisha, ïa ka jinglong, ka kam, ïa ka jingïoh jong u, bad wat ïa ki nongkyrshan jong u de bad kumta ter ter. Hynrei u la dum buit shibun ban tip ba lait tang katto katne ki Khristan ki ba la bishni ïa u, hynrei baroh ki Khasi ki ïaroh ïa u Ketoki, ka la shu long tang ka jingbishni jong ki ïa ka jingthmu babha jong u haka ban kyntiew irat bad ban pynïar ïa ka jingstad u Khasi khamtam haka niam tynrai jong ki. Um shym long uba sngewtynnad ïa ki kam saiň pyrthei lane um shym hikai ïa ki shaphang ka buit ïaleh pyrshah Bilat ne pyrshah Sorkar. U Deputy Commissioner u la phah khot ïa u Ketoki bad u la ïakren bad u shibun kiei kiei. Ka la ktah jingmut shibun ban Shem bad ïohsngew ïa ka jingbeit jingmut bad jingjubab bastad jong u Ketoki kaba u la phla ha u. U Ketoki u la ong ba um dei ban ngeit ïa ka jingong kiwei shaphang jong u, bad ma u kum u nongpynïaid ri u dei ban shah ïa u ban ïai bteng ïa la ka kam; bad lada don lad ruh un ïarap lem ïa u. U Ketoki ruh u la tip ïa kito ki briew kiba la mudui pyrshah ïa u, hynrei ym shym la shun ne buhnud eiei ïa ki.
KIWEI PAT KI KAM
Naduh ba u Ketoki u la wan ban trei ha ri Khasi, u la shem ba ki Khasi ki long ki briew kiba ngeit bieit bad kheiñ ïa kiwei pat ki jaidbynriew ba ki long kiba sniew. U la sngewthuh ba kane ka jia namar ba ki la im haka jingim bamarwei ha ki por barim bad lehse kim pat ju ïakynduh bad kiwei pat ki jaid bynriew bapher, kumta ki long ki jaidbynriew ba bakla shibun. Ban pynduh ïa kane ka jingsngew thuh bakla, u la lum katto katne ki rangbah Khasi ban ïaid kai pyrthei hapoh ka jingïalam jong u. Kine ki rangbah kim shym la tip ba ka ri India ka long kaba ïar shibun ba la buhai shnong da ki bun ki jaid bynriew bapher bapher. Kane ka jingleit jong ki ka la ai lad ïa ki ban tip ïa la ka jong ka ri bad ïa ki jaidbynriew kiba shong ha ka. U la jied ruh katto katne ki khynnah samla shynrang bad kynthei ban phah ïa ki sha Dacca bad Calcutta ban ïoh jinghikai shuh shuh. Ka jingthmu jong u ka long ba ynda ki la shong shato kumba katto katne snem da kaba ïoh ki jinghikai shaphang ka rukom im lang sah lang, kin wan phai sha la ka ri kum ki nonghikai bad nongïalam ïa la ka jaidbynriew na ka bynta lashai-lashisngi.

(yn dang bteng…)

U Nongprat Lynti Ha Rilum Khasi: U Swami Prabhananda

U Swami Lokeswarananda

KA JINGSDANG BARIT

Mynta la kumba 50 snem ba u la wan poi ha ri Khasi, ki briew ki dang iai kynmaw ïa ki jingkren, ka jingshitrhem bad ka jingsngewsarong ba u la lah shisha ban bsiap ha ki ïa ki jingshisha baroh. Ki la ju iai iathuhkhana shaphang ka jingsngewrit bad ki jingkhraw burom jong u ha ka ban pyniadei lok bad uno uno u jaidbynriew. Kaba khraw tam na baroh ka dei ka jingwiat-samrkhie kaba long ka nam bad ka nongjop ha ki jingiapyniadei lok ïa baroh. U Deputy Director jong ka thoh ka tar u ong ba, wat la u la ioh ka jingpang kaba ym lah ban pynkoit shuh, ka khmat baphuhsamrkhie jong u kam duh. U Ketoki u long uba rit met kum u Bengali hi, u babiang ka met ka phad, u bym da ksah hynrei u ba satar bha, u bym da iong, uba shai khmat, uba heh shyllangmat bad ka tmoh ba-idaitdoh. Um long uba bhabriew, hynrei ka jingishongkun bad ka jingngeit baskhem kiba la sakhi ïa ka jingiadei jong u bad kiwei pat ki briew bad khlem artatien ba u wan na ka iing badon-baem. Kumba ka jingshisha ruh ka paw ba ki kmie ki kpa jong u ki dei ki jaid bakhraw-batri bad ki nongsynshar niam Hindu; ki im pahuh pahai na la ka jingioh jong ki na ki khyndew ki shyiap. Da ka jinglong riewniam ym shym la pynpaw iathuh hano hano ïa la ka, longiing longsem, hynrei ynda la tohkit la shem ba u dei na Sylhet, uba nyngkong na ki para kiba ïa bun— U banyngkong tam bad kumjuh ruh u batyngshain tam.


KA JINGROI KA KAM


Tang hapdeng khyndiat por, la poi ka khubor ha kylleng ka ri ba la wan poi uwei u samla riewniam uba la seng ki skul ha Shella, khlem da pynthut ne pynkylla niam ïa ki khynnah skul. Uba don ka jingthrang ban iatei lang ïa ka lawei jong ka jaidbynriew. Uba kwah ruh ban nang kiew irat shaphrang da kaba bat skhem ïa la ki hok-riti tynrai barim da kaba pyniadei ha ki rukom jingkylla bad jingjia babun jait kumba ki la ïa kynduh khah khah mynta ha kane ka jingsynshar Bilat ïa ka hima jong ki. Ki rangbah jong kito ki shnong kiba marjan ki la wan iakynduh ban kyrpad ïa u ban plie skul ha ki shnong jong ki de. U Ketoki u la leit jngoh ïa kito ki shnong bad u la mynjur ban plie skul tang ha kito ki shnong kiba u la shem ba ki kwah ban ioh skul bad kiba la kloi ruh ban ïa ai kti lem ha ka ban pyniaid ïa ki. Kumta u la sdang ban seng ki skul ha ki bun tylli ki shnong bad ka shella kum ka jaka pdeng. U la don ka jingshitrhem ha kane ka kam bad u la thung ki dkhot jingialang ban pynkhamti ïa ka jingpyniaid ïa ki skul. Ha kajuh ka por ka skul ha Shella la kyntiew noh ka klass kaba hynriew (Middle) bad ynda la dep kane, ka Dorbar ka la pynbeit da ka jingiaryntih lang baroh shishnong ryngkat bad ki tymmen ki san, la jied bad la rai ruh ban ïa synñiang kumba 500 tyngka na ka bynta ka skul.


KA JINGWAD NONGTREI


U Ketoki namarkata u la dei ban iaid-peit kylleng ki skul, ba um ju ioh por shuh ban hikai skul. Kumta u la dei ban wad ki nongtrei kiba kwah ym na ka bynta ka pisa, hynrei da ka jingsngewlem ïa la ki parabriew. U la thoh shithi nyngkong eh sha u paralok jong u, uba la iatrei kam lang bad u ha Dacca ha kitai ki snem ba la dep; da kaba kyrpad ïa u ban wan iarap lem ïa ka kam jong u. Une u paralok jong u uba kyrteng u S, uba la phet slem na Dacca bad uba la trei kam ha ka lain khaï pateng ha Calcutta, tang shu tip ïa kane ka khubor u la iehnoh ïa ka kam jong u bad u la wan sha Ri Khasi. U ruh u la trei dohim dohiap ban iarap lem ïa u Ketoki, hynrei ka kam ka dang dawa shuh shuh ki nongtrei namar ba la roi palat. Kumta u Ketoki u la thoh shithi-kyrpad sha la ki paralok baroh bad tang hapdeng khyndiat por u la Iah ban ioh katto katne ngut ki samla kiba la wan ban trei ha kine ki shnong ba marjan. Kine ki la wan ym na ka bynta ka kam namar ki la tip ba kin iakynduh shibun ki jingeh. Don ruh na ki kiba ym iadei ban trei bad don kiba ïa hap bha ha kane ka kam. Uwei u Maharaj (Bramochary) u la wan ban iarap lem ïa u. Une u la long uba nang bha shaphang ka put ka tem bad ban ai dawai. U la long uwei u rijied baskhem ha ka kam. Kiwei ki Maharaj ruh ki la wan hynrei kim shym la lah ban sah slem namarba ki kam ki dawa ïa ki sha kiwei pat ki jaka bad na ka daw ka jingbym iadei shaphang ka jingkoit jingkhiah jong ki.


KA JINGPYNMIH ÏA Kl KOT-PULE


U Ketoki u la shem ba ki kot-pule kiba ki khynnah skul Khasi ki pyndonkam, ki long kiba hikai shaphang ka niam Khristan—ka jinghikai Khristan. U la sngewdei ban pyr shang ai ïa ki Khasi da ka jinghikai bashongnia da kaba pynmih ki kot-pule kiba lah ban pyndonkam ym tang ha ki skul hynrei wat shawei shawei de. Kine ki kot ki bym pat ju don ha kito ki por kiba u la sdang ban thoh da lade hi bad da ka jingtrei bad jingialehshitom jong u, u la lah ban pynmih katto katne tylli ki kot tang hapdeng khyndait por— ka kam kaba u la pyndep da ka jingtrei bakhlem sangeh. Wat la shibun ki jingduna Iah ban shem hynrei don ruh na ki kiba dang pyndonkam, kum ka jingnang bad jingtbit jong u ha kaba thoh ïa kine ki kot. Une uwei pat u Maharaj ruh u la thoh bad pynmih ki kot-jingrwai kiba la ktah jingmut shibun. Ki jingrwai ruh ki la long kiba sngewtynnad shibun bad pynshitrhem bad don ruh kiba dang iai rwai mynta ha ki radio.


KA SKUL HEH


Dei ha kane ka por ba u Ketoki u la pyrkhat sani bha ba ki kam jong u kin shu sep ei lymda un seng bad tei ïa ka skul heh ha kaba ki khynnah skul kin bteng ïa ka jingpule jong ki ynda ki la dep ïa ka klass kiba pdeng kiba u la tei. U la iohi ruh ba ki khynnah kiba leit shong skul ha Shillong bunsien ki wan phai noh da ka jingsngew nongwei bad ka jingbymsngew iadei shuh bad ki ru-kom im ba mynshuwa jong ki. Ki trai shnong Shella ki la kyrpad ïa u ban plie ïa ka skul-heh ha shnong jong ki khnang ba ki khynnah skul shnong bad na kiwei pat ki shnong kin nang ioh ban kiew irat ha ka jingpule. U Ketoki u la sngewdei ban seng ïa kane ka Skul-heh ha Sohra namar ka long ka jaka pdeng jong ka ri Khasi bad ka long ruh ka jaka ki riti-dustur tynrai Khasi. Wat la ki paralok Shella ki la sngewsih ba um shym jied ïa ka shnong jong ki hynrei ki la kloi ban mynjur ba ka Sohra ka long ka jaka kaba khambha ban tei ïa kane ka skul.
Kumta u Ketoki u la leit peit ïa ka Sohra ban wad jingtip bad jingkyrshan na ki trai-shnong Sohra ban tei ïa ka skul hangto. U la tip ba ki Khristan kim shah ban tei skul hangto da ka Seng Hindu, hynrei kiwei pat ki bym dei Khristan kim suidniew ne salia eiei ïa kane ka jingpyrshah jong ki. Haba u Ketoki u la ioh jingkyrmen bad jingkyrshan ban tei ïa ka skul ha Sohra, uwei u rangbah Khasi u la tyrwa iwei i jaka da kaba ong ba ka dei ka nongkynti jong u hi bad ba u lah ban tei ïa ka skul hangto ha kano kano ka por ba u la rai jingmut. Ka long ka jaka kaba ha!or u lum kyntong, kham kynjang ban ïa ka shnong Sohra. Ka jaka ba itynnad shibun la ker ïa ka baroh sawdong da ka lawbah lawsan bad ba ingiew shibun. Nangto ruh lah ban iohi kylleng wat shaduh Sylhet ruh. Ka long kajaka ba i-iakop bad iahap bha ban tei ïa ka skul. Haba U Ketoki u la ioh kat kane ka lad babha tam, u la lum jingialang ïa ki rangbah shnong baroh ha kiba u la pynkhamti ïa ka kam, bad katba ialade pat u pynjngai na ka katba lah. Kumno ka kam ka la iaid-la pynshisha da ki jingjia hadien. Tang shu iohsngew ba uwei u rangbah u la ai jaka ïa une u Maharaj, khlem da oh dor ei ei, u Syiem jong ka hima da ka jingkynshoit jong ki katto katne ki rangbah u la thaw jingkulmar ïa kane ka kam. Hynrei u don ka jingsngewlem ïa u Ketoki bad u nongai khyndew, bad da kaba ong ïa ki ba kim dei ban iadei kti ha kane ka kam. Kane pynban ka la long ka jingkyrkhu ha ka liang jong ki dkhot jingialang, ki la sngewlehrain ba u Syiem hi u pyrshang ban pynbira ïa ka kam kaba naduh mynta hi kan long ka jong ki bad ba kin ieng ialeh na ka bynta u Ketoki bad ki la ialehpyrshah ïa u Syiem haduh ba kin da lah ban kylla khongpong ïa ka jingrai jong u na ka bynta katei ka jingai khyndew bad ban sdang noh ban tei ïa ka skul.

Ka Khana Pateng Ki Khun U Hynñiew Trep

Tip phi ïa tip mo, ba ki khanatang kiba u longshwa, ki ai pateng ïa ngi dang bun ki khanatang ba dang don ki dak ki shin haduh mynta kiba sakhi ïa ka jingshai jong ka mynnor bad ïa kane ka jingshai ba la ïathuh ïa ngi ha ka dur ki khanatang dei lyngba ka jinglum jinglang ki kpa tymmen mei tymmen jong ngi kiba don pyllun u pud u sam ka bri u hynniew trep (Ka Ri Khasi) shathie, Shatei, Mihngi, kiba jngai hajar mer, kiba ki nongshong shnong ki ïa pher wat la dang dei kiba shong basah hapoh ka bri u hynniew trep mutdur keiñ, ngim lah ban batai, ba ha kito ki por ym pat don kali, baroh ki khun khasi khara, khynriam u pnar u Bhoi u war ki dang hap ban leit jingleit da ka kjat, ha kata ka por ka dang synshar ka hok, ka Sotti juk, ym don jingtieng lane jingsyier ban pynwit ïa ki, kim ju tip ïa ka jingsniew. Wat haduh ki mrad lada ki ïa kynduh ha lynti ki iaid la ka jong-ka jong ka kam. Kumta haba ki leit die leit thied ki kit ki mar ki mata, ha ki khoh. Bun ki thaiñ lane ki jaka kim lah shuh ban poi tang shisngi ki hap ban sah miet ha ki ing basa ba don ha ki jak aba la buh lupa na ka bynta ki nongdie nongthied ban sahmiet. Ha kata ka por ym pat don sharak ban thang lane tbeh. Ki dang thang lane tbeh da u kseh lane u prew. Ki sliw ka ding hapdeng bad ji ïa shong hangta pyllun bai ïa syiad ding bad dei hangne ki ïa kylli pyrthei para nongkhaïi, ïa ki thaiñ ba ki wan ki ïa shong ïa sah, hala ki jong- ki jong u pud u sam, bad dei hangne, ki pynmih pynkha la ki jong ki jong ki khanatang ba la jia hala ki jong-ki jong ki Shnong bad ban ïa kylli, kata ka jaka ba don kata ka khanatang ka don hangno.”
Phi ïa tip kane ka ïng basa ki khun u hynñiew trep, ki ioh ban sah miet, ka long kum ka skul bah kaba ki khun u hynñiew trep ki ioh ban sah miet, kaba ki ioh ban lum ban lang ïa ki jingtip jingshai, kiba jia sawdong ka bri u hynñiew trep ki tip lut shaphang ki puriskam – ki purinam, bad haba ki iathuh khana shaphang ka mynnor ki da pynkren briew ïa ki lum-ki wah ki syntiew ki skud, ki sim ki doh, ka jingshemphang jong ki longshwa bad ka jingstad jong ki, haduh ïa ki jingthaw kiba don sha jngai jong ka pyrthei kiba u kynrad u da buh kyrpang – ki pynkren briew ïa ki thik-thik. Kata ka mut kum ki Khlur – U Bnai, Ka Sngi ban pynneh pynsah ïa ki khanatang na kawei ka pateng sha kawei – ym nang ban batai ïa ka jingstad bad jingiohi jngai jong ki.
Ha kawei ka sngi katba ki khynnah samla, ki dang ïa shongkai harud ding pyllun u maw byrsiew ki ïa lap shaphang ka rep ka riang – hangta la don lang uwei u tymmen uba dang shu rung, ki dang ïa sngew tynnad ka birria, ha kata ka por la wan mih U khnai napoh ka thiar kba ki samla ki la ïa beh ïa u khnai, uta u tymmen u la ong, “da kren birria, wat beh – wat beh lehse I wan ai khubor babha.” Baroh ki ïa kylli, “ki ïa rkhie khubor aiu phi?” Parad sngap ngan iathuh khana dei ka khnai kaba wan iarap ïa ka Nam.
Ka Nam ka dei ka khynnah samla kaba u khla u la rah naduh ba ka dang khyllung sha khlaw. U khla u la ri la sumar ïa ka kum ïa la ka khun. Hynrei ha kawei ka sngi u khla u la ong ïa ka Nam, “peit ngan leit thied doh manga, phi pynkhuid ka ïng ka sem ba ngan wan ïa lam ïa ki paralok nongshet” ja kumta ka Nam ka dang sar ïng, ha kata ka por u khnai u la wan iathuh ïa ka Nam, “Ko Nam, ka khnai kala ong, sngap ngan iathuh ïa pha, U Khla u dang leit khot paralok ban ot doh iaphi. Khie phet mynta nganne, leit wud-wud ioh lap ba wan u Khla. Khie – khie leit pan sopti na ka hynroh. Kiew na katei ka dieng jri phin poi sha sahit bneng, phin da poi hangta kan sa ialam hi ka lynti, phin ïa kynduh nyngkong ïa U Lurstep bad kynmaw ban ong ‘to san ka Kong Ri pat ka kong A, to san ka kong A to pat kong Ri’. Baroh ki samla ki ïa ong Ani sngew phylla, mo parad.
To sngap keiñ ka poi shano?
Ka Nam kala shuiaid sakma ha sahit bneng, khadduh ka la leit poi sha ka khyrdop ïng ka Sngi. ka Nam kala peit sawdong ka la ong, “wow kat kane ka jingphyrnai ngam ithuh shuh ngan iaid nangno?” Tip ka meingi kan khot ne em ïa nga, ha kata ka por ka meingi kala iohi ïa ka Nam, kum ka kynthei kaba kdup ïa ka mynsiem sngewlem kala isynei ïa ka nam, da ka jingieid kala khot ïa ka, rung na kata ka khyrdop sa leit sah hangtei ha ïngrit, sawan ïa trei kam lang bad nga. Wat tieng ym don banud ban wan hangne. Balei phi hap ban da wan phetwir shaduh shane. Ka Name ka la iathuh ba u Khla u la thmu ban pyniap ïa ka. Ka Sngi kala ong to u Khla um lah ban poi shane.
Ki khynnah samla ki ïa kylli ïa uta u tymmen uta u Khla pat u leh kumno?
Sngap ngan iathuh. U Khla em da la poi ha ïng bad ki paralok, u la pyrta ïa ka nam, hynrei u khnai u la iathuh ïa u, ba ka Nam kala phet nangne na sla pyrthei, u la lynniar, bad iam, kita ki paralok khla kila kylli balei me iam me lynñiar kumne. U Khla u la iathuh, nga dang mut ban pyniap ïa ka Nam ban ïa bam sngewbha lang bad phi, ngan leh shuh kumno? Daei ngan ai ïa phi. Uta u paralok u Khla u la ong me mut me thmu ban pyniap da ka Nam ban pynbam sngewbha iangi. Ïa sngap lem paralok. Woe. Me la khlem rain sat, naduh dang khyllung me rah ïa ka, me la sumar ïa ka kum ka khun mynta me thmu ban pyniap ïa ka? Me la khlemraiñ sat, ngi te ngi sngew synei ïa ka bapli shaei ka phet, tang ba tieng ïa me. A! kaba pli, tip shaei ka poi, la ong ki paralok u Khla, ianoh kum ma me ngin kiar junom ianoh ka Nam pat hadien katto katne por, ka la trei la ktah, bad pynkhuid pynsuba ïa ka ïng ka sem, ha kawei ka sngi ka Nam ka la leit kai sha wah, ka la pyllait ïa u sñiuh, ka la law ïa ka snieh hynroh, bad kala jngi sngewbha hangta hapoh wah.
Ha kata ka por la wan iaid kai u Bnai shata sharud wah, u la iohi ïa ka Nam ba ka buh ïa ka snieh hynroh harud wah u la leit shim ïa kata ka snieh hynroh, ha kata ka por, U Bnai u la phet nangta, bad ka Nam kala leit sha ka Meisngi kala iathih ba u Bnai u la knieh ïa ka snieh hynroh. Ka Sngi ka la phah khot ïa u Lurshai – Lur aphira ban leit sha u Bnai, hynrei u Bnai um sngap ïa ka jingkren jong ki, kumta ki la iathuh ïa ka Sngi, bad ka Sngi ha ka jingdom, kala ialam lang ïa ka Nam bad leit sha U Bnai, ka Sngi ka la poi ha phyllaw ïng u Bnai, bad ka la ong ai ïa ka snieh hynroh jong ka Nam. U Bnai u ong, bishar hi maphi kat kane ka jingbha briew balei ka Nam kan phong ialade da kane ka snieh hynroh, ka Nam ka dei ban long kaba khuid kaba suba. Ka Nam kan shong bad nga shi rta, to ïa kane ka snieh hynroh ngin ïa peit bha ba kane ka dei kaei? Ka Sngi da ka jingdom ïa u Bnai u nud ban ïa ai reng bad ka ka la ong ngin sa ïa peit ïa kata ka snieh hynroh tangba mynta-me nud ban ïa ai reng ïa nga ka hymen, ngan kawang ïa me da une u dpei ba men sahdak shi rta.
Ki khynnah samla ki la ong naduh kata ka por Parad ba ka Nam ka don ha u Bnai?
Uta u Parad tymmen u la batai kumne. Te mynta ngin pynshongnia ïa ki khanatang ki longshwa jongngi, ban tip pat ïa ka mynta da ka jingstad ba ki longshwa jong ngi ki long shisha ki riewstad, ki nongiathuh lupa, shaphang kiei-kiei ban pynshisha ïa ka mynta.
Kum ban shu ai nuksa lai ngut ki nong Amerika U Nail Armstrong, Eldrin Edwin, bad u Michel Collin, kine ki lai ngut ki nong Amerika kiba leit iuh kjat nyngkong ha u Bnai kiba la ioh ïa ka Nam dei kine ba pynshisha kiba la iathuh ba ym don ei ei ha u Bnai. Ym don jingthung-jingtep ym don dieng ym don siej, don tang u dpei iong, ki ba wan rah shane sha pyrthei, ban sakhi ïa ka jingshisha.
Tip phi ïa tip mo, ba ïa une u dpei iong la wanrah ruh, hapoh State Central Library ha kito ki por.

Ka Niam- Ka Lynti ka Jingim Hok

Kumba la btah ïa nga ban batai ïa ka jingmut jong ka phang ‘Ka Niam ka lynti ka jingim hok’ nga sngewdei ban batai shuwa ïa ka jingmut jong ka kyntien ‘Niam’ lane ha ka ktien nongwei ‘religion’. Ki jingbatai ïa ka kyntien niam ne religion ki long kiba ïar bad ki don da ki spah ki hajar ki jingbtai ïa ka jingmut jong ki. Hynrei mynta ha ine i jingthoh ba lyngkot ngin ïa peit ïa ki katto katne ki jingbatai. Ngan batai ïa ka jingmut niam ne religion ha ki lai tylli ki concept: Western concept, Hindu concept bad Hynniewtrep concept. Ha ka Western concept, don shibun ki jingbatai ïa ka jingmut ka kyntien ‘religion’. Ha ki kyntien u Edward Burnett Tylor, la batai, relgions is ‘the belief in spiritual beings’. U I S Markham u ong, ‘a religion is a way of life’. Ha ka Hindu concept, ïa ka kyntien niam ne religion la tip dharma kaba mut ‘one righteous duty’ lane ‘to sustain or nurture a particular way of life’. Katkum kane kine ki jingbatai, ki paw ba ha ka Western concept, ka niam ka dei ka jingithuh jong u khun bynriew ïa ki bor kiba sha lyndet kiba ki khmat briew kim lah ban ïohi. Ka niam ka wanrah ïa ka jingiadei bad kita ki bor kiba sha lyndet. Baroh ar, Western concept bad Hindu concept ki batai ba ka niam ka dei ka lynti jong ka jingim jong uwei pa uwei u briew. Ha ka ktien phareng ki ong, ‘religious belief have always been intertwined with human life’ lane ‘religion is a phenomenon which controls the attitude of each individual towards life.’
Ha ngi ki pateng u hynniewtrep u niaw wasa, ngi ngeit ba ka niam ka wanrah ïa ka jingïajan hapdeng ‘U Briew’ bad ‘U Blei’. Ïa kane ka jingïajan ngi lah ban ïoh lyngba ‘Ka Nia’ bad ‘Ka Jutang’ (Reason and Covenant). Hajrong kine ar ngi tei bad pynshong nongrim ïa ka niam. Ngi ngeit ba ngi baroh ngi dei ki jong U Trai Nongbuh Nongthaw bad ka jaka shongneh jong ngi ka dei ryngkat bad U Blei ha Sorkep. Haba ngi wan shong wan sah sha pyrthei ka don ka Jutang bad u Trai Nongbuh Nongthaw ba ngin im hok bad kamai ïa ka hok.
Ha ngi ki pateng u niaw wasa ngi ngeit ba ïa ka Niamtre Niam Khasi la pynshong nongrim na ki hukum – ki hukum Blei bad kine ki hukum ki wan ha u niaw wasa lyngba U Woh Lakriah, u shakri U Tre Kirot u ba ïalam ïa u niaw wasa sha ka jingthmu U Tre Kirot. Ki hukum kiba U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw u la hukum ïa ngi ba ngin bud ngin ksoh, ki long: Tip briew tip blei bad Kamai ïa ka hok. Dei hajrong kine ki hukum u hynniewtrep niaw wasa u saiñdur ïa ka lynti ka jingim kaba hok bad ka ba khuid ba suba na ka bynta ban ïoh ïa ka lynti ka jingim kaba suk ha pyrthei shong basa. Kumta ha ka jingngeit niam jong ngi, ngi ngeit ba ngi dei ban im hok namar ba ngi hap ban shah bishar hadien ba ngi khlad nangne na pyrthei shong basa. Ngi dei ban ngeit skhem ha ka niam tipbriew tipblei, ka niam kaba ïalam lynti ïa ka jingim ba man ka sngi ka jong ngi, ka niam kaba hikai ïa ngi ban tipkur tipkha, tip kynsai tip pangrai bad ban burom para briew. Kane ka dei kawei ka bynta ba kongsan ha ka jingim jong ngi, kata, ‘Ka Tipbriew’. ‘Ka Tipblei’ pat ka hikai ïa ngi ïa ki aiñ blei, la ha ka kha ka pun, shongkha shongman, ka iap ka sa. Kine ki dei ki lai bynta kiba ngi ïa kynduh ha ka jingim jong ngi bad kiba ngi dei ban tip ïa ki hukum ki adong blei ha por ba ngi pyndep ïa ki kam niam kam rukom.
Ka Tipblei ka hikai ïa ngi ïa ki aiñ blei ha ka shongkha shongman, naba ka long ka sang ka ma ban poikha shikur shijait ne shipara namar ba ka long ka laisnem laibnai. La kane ka jing hikai jong ka niam jongngi ngi Iah ruh ban iohi ha ka parom Krem Lamet Krem Latang.
Kine ki dei ki hukum bad adong kiba ngi hap ban pyndep ha ka jingim jong ngi kum ki briew la ha iing ha sem ne ha ka imlang sahlang. Dei halor kine ki hukum ki adong ba u hynniewtrep u saiñdur ïa ka lynti jong ka jingim katba u dang im ha ka nongrim jong ka hok bad ban kamai ïa ka hok.
Haba phai pat sha kane ka hukum adong Blei, ban kamai ïa ka hok, nga sngewdei ban pynkynmaw ïa kine ki kyntien ha ka drama ba thoh da u Ma P Katphoh. Ha kane ka drama ka kurim ka pyni ïa ka jingdom ïa la u tnga jongka namar ba um treh ban shim ïa ka pisa kaba ki lap ba don ba tep ha trai jong u diengsoh ha kper jong ki. Une u kpa u ong kumne, “Kim dei ki jong nga, te kmie kynrad, sang iap ban leit shim ïa ka jong kiwei; ym bit ban bam pap da ka umsyep ka kamai jong kiwei. Lada mon U Blei, un pyndap hi ïa ki jingdonkam jong nga.”
Kine ki kyntien ki batai shai ba kum ki briew kiba bat hukum U Blei, kiba long ka niam ïa ngi, ka long pop ban tuh lane ban shim na ka umsyep jong kiwei.
Lada ngi phai sha ka parom jong U Woh Lakriah, u shakri U Tre Kirot ba ïalam lynti ïa u niaw wasa sha ka jingthmu jong U Tre Kirot ngi shem ïa kine ki kyntien. Ong U Tre Kirot ïa U Woh Lakriah, ‘I leh tuh mi’. ‘Yowni uwa datuh mi lada kyrkhu o ya me, u soohthied u hajrong mootha, katwa ya uwa nga da tim, ham pyntngit cheitai i thaw iwa nga da kyrkhu ya me’. Na kine ki kyntien ka pynpaw shai ba baroh ki jingdonkam jong ngi ki briew donkam ïa ka jingkyrkhu U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw.
Haba ïadei bad kane ka hukum, kaba dei ka jinghikai niam ban kamai ïa ka hok, katkum ba long hi mynta, don u dak jingkylli ba heh, ym tang ïa kito kiba ngeit sha kiwei pat ki niam, hynrei wat hapeng jong ngi kiba kam ba ngi im haka niam tipbriew tipblei.
Ngi la biang lut nadong shadong ki jinghikai niam, ki pharsi niam kiba ngi nud ban ong ba ka Niamtre Niam Khasi (tribal religion) ka ïa ryngkat dor bad kita ki organised religion kiba la klet ba u khun bynriew ha ka por ba u wan ban shong ban sah nyngkong ha pyrthei u im bad ngeit nyngkong ha ka niam tynrai ne tribal religion. Kane ka long katkum ka jingbatai ki stad anthropologists. Mynta ka shong hanga haphi ban kunai ïa ki jinghikai ka niam tipbriew tipblei. Ym sngew donkam shuh ba ngin wad da kawei pat namar ba niam hi ka dei la lynti jingim hok bad dei kane ka lynti ka ban pynpoi ïa ngi sha U Blei Nongbuh Nongthaw. Ong ki kyntien,
“All rivers lead to the same ocean, therefore, all religion are the same” Khatduh iawai, nga duwai ïa u Blei nongbuh nongthaw, ba un pyndap da ka mynsiem ban ieit bad skhem ha la ka jong ka tynrai – ha ka niam tipbriew tipblei.

Dr Omarlin Kyndiah: Associate Professor and HoD of Biochemistry in St. Edmund’s College. Has contributed write up in various journals and newspaper on topic of art, culture and religious of the indigenous Khasi Jaintia tribe. Was the General Secretary of Sein Raij Niamtre, Shillong – the congregation of indigenous faith, Niamtre.

Ki Snap Phylla Jong Ki Motdur Maw ha Ri Jaintia

D R Michael Buam

D R Michael Buam is an independent researcher, filmmaker and a writer in three languages. He currently researches on oral history, indigenous knowledge systems and traditions of the Jaintia people living in Meghalaya and Assam. He belongs to the War-Jaintia community of the Khasis. He had quit his job at the university to setup his own IT firm TechLife in 2004 and in 2010 resigned as its Director to concentrate on his research, filmmaking and writing. The English version of the present Article can be found in
http://michaelbuam.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-enigma-of-rock-sculptures-and.html
Bah Raphael Warjri: Artist, Writer and film-maker. Founder of Riti Academy of Visual Arts and television news channel Media Plus. Life Member of Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Advisory Member, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Ka thaiñ rilum Khasi bad Jaiñtia ka kynrei bha ki mot sah kynmaw jong ka mynnor ki ba sakhi shynna ha ki mawbynna, ba kynthup ki maw kynthei bad maw shynrang ki ba їeng rasong haduh mynta mynne kum ki dak ba tympang їa ka burom baphuh baphieng na ki khanapateng jong ki trairi traimuluk jong kane ka thaiñ. Hynrei sngew bynñiaw pat ba ym don kino kino ki nathi ha kano kano ka bui na ki pateng ba ha shwa. Katkum ka khanatang jong ki longshwa manshwa ki Khasi ki yn lah nguid noh їa ka kot bad la jah rngai ki dak thoh shiryta. Kawei pat kakhanatang na War Jaintia ka їathuh ba їa ki dak Khasi la tyngkaibad ri kyndong da ka kynhun ki riewkhuid ki ba la duh jait noh ha kawei na ki pateng bynriew. Ki ju khot ‘Prai-Dia’ ka ba mut ‘bleijaiñ’ ka ba kdew ba ki thoh ha ka jaiñ.

Remnants of once thriving weekly market at Moopat in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya


Ka dang dei tang ha u snem 1842 ba u Rev. Thomas Jones u la shimti ban thaw thymmai їa ki dakthoh Khasi da ki dak Roman. Naduh kata ka khep la kyrsoi bad mih byllai ki jynthoh lyngba ki pateng jong ka thoh ka tar Khasi. Wat lada ki khana pateng naduh mynnor ba la ia pur lyngba ki pateng bynriew da ka ba shu iathuh tang da ka ktien ruh ki phalang ia ka thoh ka tar Khasi, tangba ym don ki ban batai ia ki tarik ne ki snem jong kiei kiei ki ba la jia, lait noh kito ba mih ha ki dulir snep ne Buranji jong ka Assam bad Tripura bad ki kaiphot jong ka sorkar phareng lane na ki stadkot ki ba la shakri ha kine ki thaiñ naduh shwa ka spah snem ba khatkhyndai haduh ban da ioh laitluid ka ri India na ka jingsynshar ki phareng ha u snem 1947.

Syndai in West Jaintia Hills


Namarkata, ki khana pateng jong ka mynnor bad ki ba dang ha ki spah snem ba lah leit shaphang jong ka Khasi Jaintia ki dang sah shrah ne lymbiang katba ym pat lah ban tih sani da ki riewstad ki ba tbit ha la ka kam khana pateng bad ka stad saiñbynriew bad saiñriti (Archeology). Ka synñiang jong ka stad saiñktien (Linguistics) na ki khana pateng ka lah ban pashat jingshai ha ka ba ki riewtihbniah ha kiwei kiwei ki phang ruh kin lah ban kham batai shai halor kane ka phang. Ka stad pule sohhiarpateng (Genetic) ka lah pyrshang ban pashat jingshai halor ki jukshai lyngba ki khanapateng bad ka la pynkylla їa ka rukom pyrkhat kat ia ka ba lah shem. Katba ka stad tihsani ban shem їa ka ryta (carbon dating) halor jong ki shlem saiñ nar lyngba ki ryta, ka ba da tih na ramew la kham syntan ban lapdien ia ka khanapateng jong ki bynriew ha ka thaiñ Khasi Jaintia. Ka jingtih na ramew kat ka ba la shem dei tang ka jong u Lum Sohpetbneng da u Dr. Marco Mitri bad la ka kynhun ka ba la shem sabut shaphang kaba ju don ka jukshai jong ki bynriew katkum ba la phalang ha ki khanatang bad kane ka jaka ka dei marjan bad ka pung Umiam ba ym da jngai than na nongbah Shillong. U nongthoh ba pawnam, u Bah Sumar Sing Sawian ha ka kot ba kyrteng ‘Ka Thymmei Lariti’ ka dei ka ba la pynshong nongrim halor kata.

Elephant rock sculpture at Ampubon near Syndai village in West Jaintia Hills


Ka khana pateng kumba kalong ka dei ka ba la shu pynkiew skong jubor bad don ruh ka ba la shu jah rngai. Teng teng ka long ka ba sah umdum na ka daw ba don bunjait ki rukom jingjia halor kawei ka khana jong ki juh ki briew. Kane ka paw shai na ki lai saw jait bapher kawei na kawei ha ka khanatang jong ka Lidakha, ka ba iathuh shaphang kajingsdang jong ki syiem Jaintia. Jar la katta wat lada ki khana pateng ba shu їapur khana kim da thikna, hynrei ki dang dei hi ki tyllong jingtip ba kongsan shaphang ka khanapateng jong ka Rilum Khasi Jaintia bad lada ym kynshew nathi ha ki bui, kin sa shu jah rngai bad tyllep ha ka klet haduh ban da btep syndon ha lyndet ki rta barim bajah.
Dei na kita ki kyntien їapur khana da ka ba iathuh pateng ba kane ka jynthoh ruh ka la sot ha ka ba pyrshang ban sngewthuh їa ki dur ba la oh bad shtah ha ki maw ki ba lashem byllai ha Rilum Jaintia. Hapdeng kine ki jingshisha ba la pynpaw ha shwa, ki don ki maw ba sah kynmaw їa ka mynnor ki ba la shem jingeh ban batai na ka daw ba ym don jynthoh ba thikna. Kumta la hap ban shu antad da ka ba shu tharai da ka ba ringdur. Dei hangta ba ka bor jabieng jong ki briew ka treikam ban pynphriang jingtip kiba bakla. Ha ka jingim ba manla ka sngi, khamtam ha kane ka pyrthei beh por ba ka puson bad ka duriap ba la kham ñiar ban shem.
Ka Rilum Jaintia ka don byllai ki sakhi sabut jong ka mynnor lyngba ki mawbynna, ki їew ki hat barim bajah bad ki jyntei ki ba їeng shynna kynthup ia ki jingkieng maw baphieng ki ba la їashan borbah wat ha ba lynsher ki bor mariang lane sep bad dkhoi noh haduh mynta. Ka kam mushlia jong ki bynriew ruh kadei kawei ka ba nang synjor kine matti sah kynmaw. Ki dak ki shin ki ba lah ban peitthuh ha kane ka liang ki dei na ka ba ym shem kino kino ki snap ohshrong ne shtah dur ha ki thaiñ pdeng jong ka Rilum Jaintia. Lehse lah ban len їa kata hynrei haduh mynta mynne, ym pat shem ban don ki kaiphot ki ba kyntait їa kata. Ki snap ohshrong bad shtah dur ba la ju їai shem ha kine ki thaiñ ki dei barabor ki ba marjan bad markhap bad kiwei pat ki deiriti bapher.

Ka dur jong ka sngi bad u bnai ba shtah ha u maw la shem ha marjan jong ka pung sum ha Rupasor bad ka shtahdur jong ki hati la shem ha phudwah ba ju khot ka Ampubon, markhap bad ka pung sum Rupasor. Kine ki dur ba la shtah ha ki maw ki dei ki dak ba shynna jong ka lambud їa ka niam Hindu ba lehse ka la jia ha ka por ba synshar ki syiemJaintia. Ka khilon mawbah ba pun jingkieng ka ba don marjan jong ka pung sum Rupasor ka lah ban long naduh ki spah snem ba khatphra ki ba long ki matti ba shynna jong ka Hima Jaintia ka bakhraw hyndai.
Ha shnong Khanduli ba ha ka thaiñ ba shatei jong ka Rilum Jaintia markhap bad ka Karbi Anglong District jong ka jylla Assam, lah ban shem ki maw shtahdur ba paw kum ki shipai jong u syiem. Kawei na kita ki shtahdur ka la julor noh namar ba dei ha lynti ba shna surok ka sorkar. Ka lah ban long ba ka durshtah ha u maw la shu jynrat lane ba ki nongtrei surok kim lah ban ithuh їa kiei kiei ki ba kynsai, namar ba la iathuh thikna da ki trai shnong ba ki dang kynmaw їa kawei ka durshtah ka ba la jah noh. Donbok ba kawei na kine ka dang sah ba la pynneh da iwei na ki traishnong ka ba dang neh kumjuh ha rudnong ba shaphang shatei na ka shnong. Kane ka durshtah ka la neh bad sumar da ka ba ker sawdong khnang ban ym don shuh ki ba lah ban pynjulor. Khyndiat la don ka jingsngew bynñiaw namar ba la paw kum ba khah rong ba la tah khnang, hynrei ka durshtah ka dang neh hi kumjuh. Harum jong ka durshtah jong u syiem ne shipai ka don ka dur ba la byrshem bad ka dur jong ka riew kynthei ka ba lah ruh ban dei ka syiem. Dei sa tang ka ba jurip sani da ki riewtbit ha kane ka liang ba lah ban seipaw їa ka jingmut ba thikna jong kine ki durshtah. Ka kyrteng jong kane ka durshtah ka kdew shai ba dei u syiem kum u tyngshop ba paw. Katkum ki parom hyndai la nam їa kane ka durshtah ha u maw kum u Moosyiem wat lada ym shym la jer kyrteng ne їa ka por ne ka ryta.
Kawei na ki durshtah ka ba kham phylla ha Rilum Jaintia ka dei ka dur jong ka mynraiñ kynthei ba la shtah ha u maw ka ba don ha rudnong jong ka shnong Lum Lakhiat hajan Khanduli. Ka mynraiñ kynthei ba lashtah ha u maw ka don ka jingthew ba kumba khatsan pruh ka kynїan bad san pruh ka kynjang. Kata ka durshtah ka kham heh shibun shah ban їa nujor na ka mynraiñ kynthei jong ki bynriew ki ba im bad kam da shynna than namar ba la pur ki jyrmie bad la sop la spaiñ baroh sawdong da u sañium jynthung kum ban buhrieh na ka ba lah ban paw pyrthei than. Kane ka durshtah ka kyrsoi bad kynshoit shibun ki snap pyrkhat ha ka ba ka jubab ka long ka ba sngew kynsha. Ki parashnong ha Lum Lakhiat kim da don jingtip ba thikna shaphang ka tyllong jong kane ka durshtah ha u maw. Bun na ki parashnong kim da tip shai namar ba ka don sha rudnong jngai na shnong ne na u lum bad ka їajan bad ka lyngkha kba.
Ym lah ban tip shuh ba mano ne mynno ba la shtah їa kum kane ka dur ha u maw, hynrei balei la thaw bad kaei ka jingthmu? Hato ka dei ka threw їa ka doh ban pynhun їa ka jingkangar ne ka dei ka ba la shna khnang da ki briew ki ba ym don da kawei pat ka kam ban leh? Lehse kalah banlong ruh ba la shtah da ki briew ki ba jylliew ka pyrkhat ha ka thaw lade? La sngewdei ban snoh ha ka rukom mane Yoni ka ba kynrei ha kylleng ka Ri India. Ka mynraiñ kynthei ba la shtah ha u maw ha kane ka shnong ka їasyriem bad kata ka ba don ha їingmane Kamakhya ha Guwahati jong ka jylla Assam markhap ka jylla Meghalaya. Ka Kamakhya ka dei ka ba khring bha їa ki ba їaid riewblei na kylleng ka dewbah Hindu na ka bynta ka jinglehniam ‘Shakti Peetha’. Ha jylla Meghalaya ruh ka don kum kata ka rukom mane ki riewblei ne ka ‘Shakti Peetha’ ka ba long ha shnong Nartiang jong ka Rilum Jaintia, ka ba jia ryngkhat ban їajan bad ka shnong Lum Lakhiat tang kumba 35 mer eiei ka jingjngai na shaphang shathie. Kane ka jingїajan jong kine ki durshtah їa ka mynraiñ kynthei ha Lum Lakhiat bad ka lehniam ‘Shakti Peetha’ ha Nartiang ka kdew ba lehse ha ka por synshar ki syiem Jaintia ka ju їai jia bad їai long namar ba ki syiem Jaintia ki kyntiew nam їa ka niam Hindu ha ka ba ki raїot ki ju lehniam, hynrei ka ba la sangeh noh bad nang jah suki suki hadien ba la pynsnoh їa ka hima Jaintia sha ka synshar jong ki phareng ha u snem 1835.
Ka don kawei pat ka durshtah ha Kseh Rynchang hajan Khanduli ka ba lah kdiah bad la weng noh na ka jaka ba ju don ha ka por ba shna surok ka sorkar hangta. Mynta ka shong ha tbian markhap ka Lailad ban poi sha ka surok bah sha shnong Khanduli. Ki parashnong ki iathuh ba don artylli ki durshtah jong ki shijur kynthei bad shynrang ki ba lyngkhuit. Ym lah ban tip mano ba shtah їa kata ka dur ha u maw, hynrei don ki ba parom ba ki shijur ki la kylla maw hadien ba ka tnga jong u shynrang ka la lap ba u tnga jongka u la klim їa ka ban poikha bad kawei pat ka kynthei.
Ha ka kot Khasi jong u Bah Shining Star Laloo ba la jer ‘Ka Syiem Latympang’ ka la batai shaphang ki durshtah ha ki maw ba la shem ha Latuba hajan ka shnong Thangraiñ ha thaiñ ba shatei jong ka Rilum Sepngi ka Jaintia. Kine ki kynthup їa u hati jong u Syiem Slieng na ka hima ba marjan u ba la hiar thma їa ka Syiem Latympang. Ki masi dab jong u Miat Rynsut, u khynraw thep mynsiem jong ka Syiem Latympang ryngkat bad ka lyngkor. Ki parom hyndai ki їathuh ba u Miat Rynsut Pala u la iehnoh ia la ki masi dab katba u dang lur lyngkha namar ba u la mareh kyrkieh ban iarap bad sumar їa ka Syiem Latympang. Kita ki masi dab ki la ap sah їa u Miat Rynsut ba un wanphai bad ha ba u khlem wanphai shuh ki masi dab bad kata ka lyngkor ki la kylla maw noh bad neh haduh mynta mynne. Kita ki dur maw masi dab ki lah mong bad orpait ym pat da slemthan na ka daw ba lynsher hi ki bor ka mariang, hynrei ki trai shnong ki їathuh ba dei na ka daw ba ther lapbah lapsan ha kawei ka lyiur ka ba la ju tip kum ka Pylliang ka ba la lynsher haduh khyndai sngi khyndai miet lynter khlem sangeh.
Ki don katto katne ki durshtah ha ki maw ba la shem ha u mawbynna ha shnong Tamu, kawei pat ka shnong ka ba don marjan bad ka shnong Khanduli, bad sa uwei pat u maw ba shtahdur ba la iathuh ba u don ha kajuh ka thaiñ ha ka shnong Saitsama. Nangta ka don ruh ka durshtah jong u syiar ryngkuh bad u hati ha uwei na ki mawbynna ha Yawmusiang ha ka shnong Nangbah ha ka ba la tyrsat rong їong artat ban kham shynna ka dur bad ym lah ban їoh jingtip mano ba leh kumta. Ki maw khilon ha Umiaknieh shaphang shathie jong ka Krangsuri hajan ka shnong Amlarem ruh ki don ki jingohdur ha baroh arliang lympen. Kane ka khilon jingkieng ka iasyriem bad kata ka khilon jingkieng ka ba don ha Rupasor hajan jong ka pung sum jong ki syiem Jaintia. Lehse ka lah ban dei ki lynti ba bteng ha ka lynti їaid lyngba hapdeng ka nongbah lyiur ha Nartiang bad ka nongbah tlang ha Sylhet jong ki syiem Jaintia. Ki dak ki shin ki lam kumba kin dang don shuh shuh ki durshtah ki dur oh ha kine ki thaiñ, bad sa tang ka por ka ban batai.


Ha ki thaiñ ba shathie jong ka Rilum Jaintia la shem ki jingohdur na ki deiriti Hindu kum ki narsum laidong ne ‘Trishul’ ba la ohdur ha ki aїom ba pher halor ki maw ha phud wah Tisang hajan ka shnong Psadwar ka ba dei ka wah Myntdu ha ki thaiñ Rilum. Ki syiemJaintia ki ba la synshar ruh shaduh ki bynta Rithor jong ka Sylhet ha Bangladesh ba mynta lait na ki thaiñ Rilum jong ka Hima Jaintia bad ki long ki ba їar ka pyrkhat pyrdaiñ ba na kata ka daw ba ki la pdiang їa ka jingngeit niam Hindu. Namarkata, la shem їa ka shtahdur jong u bleithaw Ganesh ha lynti ban rung sha ka krem ha shnong Syndai ha ka ba ki riewniam Hindu ki ju wan їaid riewblei manla u snem ha ka por jong ka lehniam Shiv Ratri. Lah ban їohi ruh їa ka shtahdur jong u bleithaw Ganesh ha ka pung sum jong ki syiem Jaintia ha Rupasor hajan Syndai ha lynti sha Muktapur, ka shnong ka ba ha khappud ba ju don ka lynti їaid ban poi sha Jaintiapur, ka nongbah aїom tlang jong ki syiem Jaintia.

Tridents (Trishuls) engraved on rocks along the western bank of Tisang (Myntdu) River near Pasadwar village


Ka snap tynrai jong ki Pnar lah ban shem ha ka shtahdur jong u Khmi ba la lapdien ha u maw ba ha phud jong ka wah Tisang hajan Psadwar. Ki khanatang ki їathuh ba u Khmi u dei u radbah u ba shong ba sah shapoh ñiamra ha sla ka meiramew bad u jumai ba ki briew ki lah ban sngew ba ju khih ka dei namar ba u Khmi u khih ne kynriah kano kano ka dkhotmet lajong. La ju parom ba lada u khih baroh artylli ki pung kti bad sla kti, ka pyrthei kan kylla baji khongpong. Na kata ka daw ka kmie jong u ka meiramew ka dkhat noh shiliang ka shkor bad shiliang ka kjat khnang ba un ym lah ban pynjulor їa ka pyrthei. Їa kane ka parom la iathuh lyngba ka shtahdur ba la sop da ki sohpailen ba dang lah ban їohi haduh mynta mynne. Marjan jong kane ka shtahdur kham sha arsut jong ka wah lah ban shem їa ka shtahdur jong u Ram bad Lakhon halor u maw bad nangta shuh shuh ka don ruh ka shtahdur jong ka riewkynthei bad u khla. Phewse ym don jingbatai ka ba shai halor kine ki maw shtahdur bad ki la shu kylla tang ki sakhi ba jarjar ha ka ba tyllep noh ka por naduh ka mynnor.

Lah ban kdew hangne ba la kheiñ sang ha ka riti dustur Khasi bad Jaintia ban shna dur їa ki kynja blei ki dken, ki longshwa manshwa, ki ryngkew ki basa ne kino kino ki jynthaw ki ba la kheiñ kyntang bad kheiñkor ha ka imlang sahlang. Їa kane ka riti la pynskhem shuh shuh da u barikor rangbah bad u nongthohkot, u bah Raphael Warjri ha ka kot jong u ‘Ka Thohdur Mynta’. Haduh ki ryta ki ba dang shen ruh ki riew tymmen ki ju kiar bad kyndiah їa lade ban shah shondur. Na kata ka daw kham ñiar ban shem ki dur ba oh ne ba shtah da ki barikor ha Rilum Khasi bad Jaintia. Na kata ka daw baroh ki durshtah bad dur oh ba la batai ha shwa ki dei lehse ki ba la lambud na ki deiriti jong ki thaiñ ba marjan ha ka ba la shem tang ha ki thaiñ ba shathie bad shatei jong ka Hima Jaintia ha ka ba la їatyngkhuh bad kiwei pat ki deiriti ba marjan. La katta ruh ka dang donkam ban dang tih bniah bad wad sani bha khnang ban sngewthuh shai halor kane ka phang.

Ka Rympei – Ka Shlem Saiñdur ia ka Longbriew Manbriew

Kitbor W Nongrum

Kitbor W. Nongrum is an eminent Khasi author who has more than 44 books to his credit. He is one of the founding members of Khasi authors society

It is commonly said that the charity begins at home and so does a broken institution. Youths are the valuable assets of our great nation. Time must have flown beyond our reach but it is never late to in trying to take a close look at the upbringing of our children. If one virtuous man is built in our society, we can hope for a nation of character.

Queen’s House, Smit

Ka Rympei ka dei ka shlem saiñdur ïa u briew. Ka dei hangne ba u ïoh ïa ka sneng ka kraw na ki kmie ki kpa, ki longkñi ki longkpa, ki kmie-nah ki kmie-san, ki mei-kha ki ñia-kha ne ki hynmen shynrang kynthei kumno ba un iaid ha ka burom akor bad ban im tipbriew tipblei khnang ba un ïoh ïa ka nam ka burom ha ka pyrthei. Lada na Rympei u ïoh ïa ka jinghun jingsuk, ka ïing ka sem ka suk ka kmen. Kumta haba ka jingsniew kam ïoh rung ha Rympei, ka shnong ka thaw ruh ka shongsuk shongpalei. Ka Rympei kaba khlaiñ ka saiñdur ïa ka jingim babha khamtam ynda ki khun ki kti ki la heh la san kin im kum ki khun tipsngi tipnong kiba tip la ka kam ka duk. Sha ki kam kai ki kam sniew kim poi kim tip namar ki im bad ki heh ki san ryngkat ka sneng ka kraw na la ki kmie ki kpa ba ai ka long rynieng ryngkat ki kñi kiba ju ïajan bad la ki pyrsa.
Ki kmie ki kpa kiba don ka jingkitkhlieh ban tei ïa ka ïing ka sem, baroh argut ki don ka jingiasyllok bajan bha ban pyndep ïa la ka kamram ba mynta bad na ka bynta ka lawei ki khun. Ki trei shitom ym ban pynbiang tang ïalade hynrei na ka bynta ki khun ki kti ba kin biang mynta bad hadien habud. Ka jingkhmih lynti jong ki ka long ba ka lawei jong ki khun ki kti kan long kaba phyrnai.
Ka kamram jong ki kmie ki kpa kam biang tang ban pyndap ka bam ka dih, ka kup ka sem ïalade bad ki khun ki kti. Hynrei ki aijinghikai ne btin lynti ïa ki khun ba kin ïoh ka jingnang jingstad ha ka pule ka puthi ba kin biang kin bit ki khun lashai lashisngi kumba la long lem ki khun ka juk mynta. Don ki kmie ki kpa kiba ai ka jinghikai ïa ki khun ban nang ïa ka kam jong ki, khnang ba hadien habud kin lah ban mih bujli na ka bynta jong ki – kata ha ka kam rep kam riang, ka khaïi ka pateng bad kiwei de. Ki don ka jingangnud ba napdeng ki khun ba bun, kin don hi ban shimti ïa ka kam ba la btin lynti ki kmie ki kpa. Ki hikai ïa la ki khun ba kin don ka mynsiem ba shynrang ban nym randien haduh ban da poi sha ka thong. Kata donkam ka jingminot bad jingkut jingmut, namar ka juk mynta ka dei ka juk jong ka competition ne ka juk ka jingïaleh.
Ka dei ka deiti ki kmie ki kpa ban btin lynti ïa ki khun naduh ba ki dang lung ban tip ïa U Blei. Namar ka ïing ka sem ba ïa duwai lang ka long ka ïing kaba ishongkun. Ynda ki khun ki la don ka bor sngewthuh ki hikai ba ka jingim u briew ha kane ka pyrthei shongbasa ka dei ban kamai ïa ka hok, ban im tipbriew tipblei bad ban im tipkur tipkha. Kine lai tylli kin shongsah ha ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong ngi—ka jingngeit, ka jingkyrmen bad ka jingieit. Haba don ka jingieit ka don ka jingiamap. Ka jingiaieit markylliang ka sdang nyngkong na la rympei, na la ïing la sem ban ieit ïa la ki kmie ki kpa kiba long ki nongkha, ki nongpynheh pynsan ha baroh ki lang. Dei ma ki kiba shim ïa ka bynta U Blei ha pyrthei. Ki jingsneng jingkraw babha ba ki ai ïa ki khun ki long kiba kordor bad dei ban ñiewkor.
Ki kmie ki kpa ki shim ïa ki khun ba ki long ki mawkordor ka ïing ka sem, ki ju sien syntiew ïa ki haba ki don ha ka burom ka akor ha ka ktien ka thylliej, ha la ka ïaid ka ïeng. Ki kmie ki kpa ki hikai ïa la ki khun ba kin khie dangstep, ban sliew ka ding katheh, ba kin sar ka ïing ka sem, ban shet ban tiew ban sait ban khlieng ban pynkhuid ka phyllaw ka mynshem, ban sum ban sait. Ki khun kim dei ban shong kli kti, hynrei kin peit ïa ka kam ka jam ban trei. Kiba shongsuk kin minot ka kot ka sla bad kin poi tista sha jaka pule. Ki dei ban ïarap ïa ka kam ïing kam sem, kin pynbiang ka um dih ka umsait. Kiba don ki jingri jingdub kin phikir ban aibam ai dih.
Shipara dei ban don ka jingiaieit, jingiasngewthuh jingmut bad ban kren donakor. Ym dei ban ïabishni ne ïathansi ha kano kano ka bynta. Dei ban kiar na ka jingiakajia, ne ïashoh ïadat. Haba ki kmie ki kpa ki ai jingbam ne kano kano ka tiar ba phylla, kin shim da ka jingkmen. Wat ju bam kangar ne bam pih ïoh raid noh.
Wat ju shong kli kti syaid ding ha dpei kum ka miaw ‘ñiangmat. Wat shim ne ai lyndet ne wat shim kynthet kum ka shrieh ne wat ai ne shim khap shympriah-’ ti. Wat ju shim da ka kti ka diang haba kti kamon ka biang. Wat ïaid ryngkang ne ïaid kaweh jaiñ nakhmat ba shong ba i khlem akor. Wat mlien ban biah pashait haei haei ïoh sied pynban ïa kiwei.
Na Rympei, ki kmie ki kpa ki ju ai ruh ka sneng ka kraw ïa ki khun, kumne kine:-
Haba wan kai mano mano ha la ïing dei ban ai jingshong jingsiang ne ka lyngknot. Ynda la ïashongkai, sa ïa song u kwai u tympew ne sa pynbud ka bam ka dih. Da peit ba u tympew ba ïa song, ym dei ban khylliap lyndet ne wat ju ai shun da i khmut tari. Wat pynkhih synsar ha ka jaka ba ki shong, hynrei nang sar sha ba lait ne sharud. Haba kiba wankai ki mih na ïing, ym dei ban khang ïa ka jingkhang mardor, ailad kin da leit kham pajih.
Haba leit kai sha ïing ki briew ym dei ban shong slem palat, ynda la dep ka kam dei ban wan noh. Wat pynmlien ban shang bun tyngkong ïing. Haba leit rung haïing ki briew dei ban da khot nabar la ki don briew ne em.
Long barobor kiba jai jai ha ka jinglong bad haba kren ïano ïano kren da thew. Wat leh atlukhi ne mlien khong khong, ne wat mlien bishni ne wat peit mat sniew ïano ïano. Long uba ïar jingmut jingpyrkhat. Haba shem jynjar ki kha ki man ne ki lok ne ki marjan marpa wat ju tyngkai met ne bynnud por dei ban leit mihkhmat bad ïarap.
Kum ki nongbylla sngi lada kyrni than ha ka leit khwai, ka jyntah te ka biang hynrei u khaw te la duna. Wat ju dih than ïa ka kyiad namar ha ka ka donlang ka um bad ka ding. Wat brai than ïa ka khalai, lada ym ïashah bok ka kamai kajih kan ringswai.
Kum ki briew ngim lah ban im marwei. Ngi don ka imlang sahlang. Ngi don ki paralok kiba ha ka jingiadei kam ne ïaiaid ïa ïeng ngi lah ban sngewthuh ïa ka jinglong jong ki. Ki lok ki bun, hynrei ki lok bashisha ki don tang katto katne. Haba ïa leit jingleit ngim dei ban iehnoh ïa la ki lok, namar haba ïa leit lang ka don ka jingshngain.
Ha ka shongkha shongman, ki kynthei ki dei ban ap ïa ka por ka samoi. U rangbah u dei ban long uba la khlaiñ tyrpeng ban kit ïa kata ka briew ban tei ïa ka longïing longsem. Dei ban da kylli byrthew ïa ka jingïadei kur dei kha bad ym dei ban ïaid lyndet na ki kñi ki kpa ne kiba ha ïing ha sem. Ka shongkha shongman kam dei kaba shu pynbor hynrei kaba don ka jingiaieit bajanai bad ka jingïasngewthuh jingmut jong ki trai.
Ngi dei ban nang ka kynshew ka kyndiap, ym ban bam hati kit kulai. Kajingpynmyntoi bad jingtista haka kam batrei kapynïohnong. Ki nongkitnong, kiba trei kam barit ne kiba shongshakri ki dei ban kut jingmut ba kin sa long kynrad ïa ka kam ha ki sngi ba hadien.
Wat klet ïa la ka tynrai – kum ka ktien i Mei i Pa, ka shnong ba pynheh pynsan, ka riam ka beit bad ka dustur ka riti lajong. Dei ban kynmaw ïa ki jingsneng tymmen ba ai ki longshuwa manshuwa namar ki dei ki jingsneng jingkraw babha.
Ka jingkylli ka mih ba balei ki longbriew manbriew ka nanghiar bad ka Ri ka shong syier bad ka tlot ka swai. Kane ka dei lehse na ka jingtlot na la Rympei. Lada ka Rympei kaba long ka shlem saiñdur ka tlot ha ka sneng ka kraw ban tei ïa kaba bha, ki khun ynda ki la heh la san kim nang shuh ban burom ia ïa ki kmie ki kpa. Ka jingmut jingpyrkhat jong ki khun ka sting thew bad kim kheiñ snep ïa ki kyntien ki kmie ki kpa. Ngin shem bad ki khun khlem sneng ki ïaid shaneng sharum kum ki khun laitlan. Kumta ha shnong ha thaw ka sa mih ka jingsniew bad ka jingshong syier namar ki don kum kine ki khun laitlan ki bym shym kit khia ïa la ka kamram. Don pat ki kmie ki kpa kiba ai ka sneng ka kraw ba biang hynrei lada ki khun ki phai kynriang ym lah leh ei ei. Ha kaba kut dei ban phai sha U Blei Uba lah ban leh ei ei.
Ngi dei ban kynmaw ba lada ka Rympei ka long kaba khlaiñ ha ka sneng ka kraw ban tei ïa ka babha, ka don ka jingkyrmen ba ka shnong ka thaw bad ka Ri shityllup kan suk kan sain, kan roi kan bha ha ka jingim tipbriew ki khun samla. Dei ka Rympei ka shlem saiñdur ïa ka longbriew manbriew.



U Nongprat Lynti Ha Rilum Khasi U Swami Prabhananda

U Swami Lokeswarananda

KA JINGSDANG BARIT

Hadien ka jingiakren bad jingiapyni-lad la rai ba yn plie shuwa da ka skul miet na ka bynta kiba la tymmen bad la heh la san. Lada kane ka iaid shaphrang, yn sa plie sa ïa ka skul step na ka bynta ki khynnah rit. Ka long ruh kaba sngewtynnad ban kdew hangne, ba naduh ba sdang u Ketoki u la aiti ïa ka kam ha ki rangbah bad tymmen shnong ban rai ba ha kano ka rukom ka kam jong u ka dei ban long’ U la pynshai ruh ha ki ba kumba um shym la kwah jingsieW eiei na ki ïa kano kano ka kam kaba u trei, kim dei ruh ban khmih lynti ba un wan rah spah na shabar ri—kumba ka Balang Khristan ka la leh. U la batai ruh ha ki shaphang ki jingthmu ba ka Ramakrishna Mission ka la buh shuwa ban sdang ïa kano kano ka kam ha ino ino i jaka. U la kdew ba kan nym sdang ïa kano kano ka kam lymda ki trai shnong ki kwah lane iakynpham
lem ïa ka ha ka liang ka jingia aijing mut lang bad ka pisa tyngka. Ka ban sah jingkynmaW ka long ba ki Khasi jong ka shnong Shella wat la ki long kiba duk da kaba kyrmen ha la i jingioh barit jong ki na ka rep ka riang, ki la mynjur da kaba suk mynsiem ban iadon kti bad kit khlieh lang ha ka liang pisa tyngka katba ka hi ka dang neh. Hynrei kaba kham shon jingmut ka long ba haba ki shem ba u Ketoki hadien ka jingsah jong u bad u Mathuranath ar ne lai sngi, teng teng u la dei ban leit jingleit khlem bam khlemdih, téng teng ruh u bam katba lap katba shem. Kumta ki la tyrwa ïa u ka jaka shong jaka sah kaba kham thikna ha ing jong ki. Kim ju iawer ïa u ban iabam iadih ryngkat namar ba ki tharai ïa u kum kiwei pat ki Hindu kiba na rithor, ba un nym treh ban bam lang bad ki. Kumta ki la ai da u khaw, ki jhur bad kiwei kiwei ki jingdonkam ha kaba u Ketoki u la dei ban Shet ban tiew hi miet step. Ynda haba ki la shem ba um ju khein khyndiah ïa kano kano ka jingbam kaba la ai bad shet ma ki bad kum ban ong ba um ju niew-poh ne ibein ïa kano kano ka jaid ki la khot ïa u ban wan bam ja lang bad ki. U Ketoki ruh u la leit da kaba pdiang sngewbha ïa ka jingwer jong ki. Kane ka pyni ïa ka jingsdang jong ka jingiadei kum la uba ha ing ha sem kaba dap da ka ka jingieit, ka mon babha bad ka jingiashaniah iwei ïa iwei pat haduh kaba kut. Ka skul kaba u Ketoki u la plie ïa ka skul miet ka la roi shibun ha kaba u la hikai ktien Bangla ïa kito baroh kiba la heh la san. Ki ruh ki la nang ban kren katto katne kyntien khamtam eh ha ki iew ki hat bad kito ki Benga!i, ka khai pateng ruh ka ïa iaid bha hapdeng jong ki. Haba ka skul
ka la neh kumba katto katne bnai ki rangbah shnong ki la sngewdei ban plie sa ïa ka skul-step na ka bynta ki khynnah rit. Kumta la plie ïa ka kum ka jingpyrshang, ha kaba u Ketoki u la hikai. Tang hadien katto katne por. ka skul ka la roi shibun bad ka jingwan ki khynnah ka la nangbun nangbun kiba la wan ym tang ki khynnah Hindu hynrei wat ki khynnah khristan ruh namarba u Ketoki u la long u nonghikai batbit. U la dei ban trei shitom shibun namarba u la hikai artylli ki skul. Haba u lait por u la pyrshang ban pyntbit ialade ban nang ïa ka ktien jong ki bad ha kaba tip bad peit thuh ïa ki rukom im jong ki, ki riti-dustur, ki akor, ki rukom ngeit niam bad kiwei kiwei: de. U la rung man la ka thliew ing khlem da niew shiliang khmat iano iano, la ka dei Hindu ne Khristan, baduk ne bariewspah.


KA JINGTHMU KA KAM JONG U


U la pynshai ha ki baroh ba um shym la wan na ka bynta ka jingthmu ba shalyndet ne ban pynkylla Hindu ïa ki, la ha ka jingshisha ba lada uno uno uba long Hindu, u kwah ban tip shuh shuh ïa ka Niam Hindu u la kloi ruh ban iarap ïa u. Ka la pynsngewsih shibun ïa u ban ïohi ba ka jingkylla niam jong ki ka dei namar ki long kiba duk bad ba dangdum. Kaba kham ktah ïa u ka long haba u la ïohi ba kito kiba la kylla niam Khristan ki la sngew nongwei ïa la ka ri la jong. Hynrei un leh kumno tang ma u hi marwei pyrshah ïa kane? Kumjuh ruh, u sngew ba lada un pynkynduh jingmut ïa ki, kan long kum ban pynbor ha ka jingshaniah bad jingieit ïa u. Ki don kata ka jingsuba sniew ïa ki riewthor baroh kiba kwah ban pynkohnguh ïa ki ha ka jinglui lui bad jingngeit bieit jong ki. U la dei, namar kata ban pynsngewthuh shuwa ïa ki ba u long uba iapher jingthmu na kito baroh ki riewthor kiba ki la lap bad ïoh i. U la pynshisha ba um shym la wan ban khwan myntoi ialade shimet, hynrei ban iarap lem ïa ki. Dei kata kaba u kwah eh ban leh na ka bynta jong ki. Ha kawei pat ka liang u la sngewdonkam ban batai ha ki ïa ka jingthmu jong ka jingim jong u kum u Maharaj jong ka Ramakrishna Mission, u la khmih lynti ym da kaba khwan myntoi ialade namar kane kam ialam ïa u sha kata ka jingshisha ba kut tam kaba don ha ka jinglong niam.

KA JINGNANG ïA KA KTIEN KHASI


U Ketoki u la tip ba un nym lah ban iakren ïa kine ki kam baroh bad ki Khasi ne wat ban sngewthuh ïa ka jingmut jong ki, lymda u la lah ban kren bad nang bha
ïa ka ktien jong ki. Kumta u la pynleit ïa la ka jingmut jingpyrkhat baroh ha ka ban pyntbit ïa lade ha ka ktien Khasi. Ka jingkwah jong u kam shym la slem bad tang hapdeng lai bnai u la lah ban kren kum u Khasi hi bad ki briew baroh ki la ïa lyngngoh ïa ka jingnang jong u. Shen hadien, u la lah ban iakren iakhana tiak tiak ha ka ktien Khasi ha kino ki kam khamtam ha ka jingthmu kaba u don bad ki Khasi. Kito kiba la iakren bad iathuhkhana bad u ki la sakhi ïa ka jingnang jong u ïa ka ktien Khasi bad ïa ka rukom kren ïa ki kyntien khlem don jingbakla.


KA JINGMAHAM ÏA Kl KHASI

Da ka jingiakren iakhana jong u, um shym la kynshoit ïa ka jingpyrkhat jong ki ha kino kino ki rukom bakyrpang, Iait tang ban maham ïa ki pyrshah ïa ka jingduh noh jong ki ïa la ka hok kum ka jaidbynriew katba ki dang pyrshang ban ïoh ïa ka kabu babha, bad ki dei ruh ban ialeh dohim dohiap katba dang don ka por ha kane ka juk. Ha kawei ka liang u la kwah ïa ki ban nang iaid shaphrang da kaba bishar bniah bha ïa ki lynti badei ban iaid bad ban nym klet noh ïa la ki nongrim babha kiba ki la ïoh khamti naduh hyndai hynthai. U la kdew ruh ha ki ba kan long lehnohei ban im ne sahbieit marwei kumba ki la im mynshuwa. Ki dei ban tur shaphrang ban iashim bynta lang bad ki para-ri ban pyniphuh iphieng ïa la ka lawei jong ka ri. Barobor ki pynpaw ïa la ka jingartatien bad jingbymlah ban shaniah ïa la ka nusib ka ban sa jia lada kim pyrshang ban kiar na ka jingkulmar jong ka jingim ba la leit. U la batai ha ki ba ka
Jingirn kam shong ha kaba marwei, bad kam iah ruh ban jia wat ha kine ki juk kiba mynta, hynrei da kaba ianujor bad kaba bha la ka wan na kano kano ka phang, da kaba kyntait ïa ki jingshukor kiba pynthut ïa ka Jingbha ka ban sa jia.
Katba ki dang ïa shahshkor dngong ïa ki jingsneng jong u. Ki sngew kumba ki la ïoh shisha ïa ka jingim bathymmai wat la ki jingkren jong u kim da Shai bha. Ki la kohnguh ïa ki jingbthah jong u namarba ki sngewiadei ba ka long ka kam kaba khraw kaba u la shon Shap ha ka dohnud jong ki. Suki-pasuki ki la lah ban ithuh ïa u ba u long uba Pher jinglong na kito kiwei pat ki riewthor bad ki nongpyniaid ïa ka Balang Khristan, kiba la ialam ïa ki, khlem da kdew ïa kano kano ka lynti ba ki dei ban leh bad ban bat skhem ïa la ka jingshisha kum kawei na ki jaidbynriew babun.


(yn dang bteng…)