International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 4.4 / 10


"Tha-Thavan" the Festival of Women

Dr. Modang Reena


Abstract: Festivals are one of the most important cultural elements of tribe that distinguishes their distinctive culture from another tribe. Festivals unite people and they come together for the sole purpose of celebration and happiness. Other than that, festivals also help in embrace our culture and happiness. Each traditional festivals involves rituals, rites, customs etc., that reflect every aspect of their culture. "Tha Thavan" is a festival of women celebrated by the wancho Community of Longding district. in Arunachal Pradesh. This festival is celebrated by different names in different villages. Some village of the middle and lower Wancho celebrate it as "Shaa Chavan" while some village in the wakka circle of the district celebrate it as "Cha Thagan". This paper deals with the festival "Tha Thavan" which is celebrated by the particular village of the district called 'Kamhua Noknu' in the Pongchau circle of Longding district. The unique feature of this festival is that in this festival no men are allowed. it is the festival where only women or girl can take part. it is a special festival held to honor the women of the society. Generally, this festival is dedicated to celebrating girls who have reached puberty and praying for the fertility of plants and animals". The most unique thing about these festivals is that whenever Tha Thavan "festival takes place, there is no sacrifice of animals instead rice rituals are done for the animals.


Keywords: Shaa Chavan, festivals, Man, Puberty fertility, Celebration, Sacrifice, Animals


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 1450 - 1452



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