Kirat

The Kirat or Kirati or Kiranti or Kirant people are indigenous ethnic groups of the Himalayas (mid-hills) extending eastward from Nepal into India, Burma and beyond.

They migrated to their present locations via Assam, Burma, Tibet and Yunnan in ancient times. Prototype Tibeto-Burmans originated in the Yellow River basin around 10,000 - 30,000 years ago. Broadly speaking, the Kirat people are of Rai, Limbu, Dewan, Sunuwar and other related mongoloid ethnic groups.

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Balankha - Culture and Society - Chhongkha Chandi (छोङ्खा चन्डी)
... This is an important part of the cultural tradition of Kirat Rai people in this region ... It is one of the most famous places to celebrate Kirat Rai's Sakela or Sakenwa festival ... According to Kirat Rai historians, writers (Bam Bahadur Rai, Shyam Raj Rai and bulletins of Kirat Rai Yayokkhaa) and local people, it is about a 600-year-old tradition ...
Mundhum
... as Peylan) is the ancient religious scripture and folk literature of the Kirat people of Nepal which is thought to be a copy version of the vedic scripture of India but created by ... is written in ancient Kiranti languages and versions vary among the various Kirat tribes, serving as each tribe's distinctive culture and framing their social identity and unity in relation to other ...
Peysap Mundhum
... by a deluge and the cause of existence of many languages among the Kirat people, the social customs of seasonal worship to the worship of God, the rules of purification on child ... and teachings are only used and performed by a very special Kirat religious master or shamanic guru of Kirant ... Mundhum is written in very ancient native Kirat language and tones ...
Te-ongsi Sirijunga Xin Thebe - Death
... ethnic movement can be said to be one of Kirat empowerment through education ... Sirijanga was able to establish centres of Kirat cultural and religious learning in many places throughout the eastern Himalayan hills ... The Kirat learning centres that he established were thus destroyed and Sirijanga's disciples murdered or brutally suppressed by the Bhutias for defying their insistence to convert the Limbus to ...
Kirat - Religion
... The Kirat people practice shamanism but they call it "Kirat religion" ... The Kiratis follow Kirat Mundhum ... Their holy text is the Mundhum, also known as the Kirat Veda ...