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U 'Suidnia




U 'Suidnia u dei u Kñi rangbah jong kano kano ka kur uba leit nyngkong eh sha ka Mawbah (maw buh shyieng jong kano kano ka kur) bad uba sumar sukher ïa kiba haïing hasem, ki para ki pyrsa kiba la ïap.


U Sib Charan Roy, u pyndonkam da ka ktien "U 'Saidnia" bad u ong ba u 'Saidnia u dei u Kñi nyngkong, uba dei u khun ka Ïawbei. U ïoh ïa ka nam "'Saidnia" ba u dei uba nang ban ïasaid, uba donbor bad don hok ban ïasaid hakhmat U Blei bad ka Hukum na ka bynta la ka kur ka jait. Kane ka jingbatai jong u Sib Charan Roy, ka pyni ba man la ka kur ka don la u jong u jong U 'Saidnia. Kaba donkam ban tip ka long ba u Sib Charan Roy u khlem pynshai lada u " 'Saidnia" u dei uba dang im ne uba la bam kwai ha dwar u Blei.


Hynrei u Homiwell Lyngdoh pat u da ong shai ba ïa u Kñi nyngkong jong kano kano ka kur ka jait, ynda u la ïap na kane ka pyrthei, ki khot ïa u, "U 'Suidnia". Ka niam ka rukom ki Khasi ka kham ïadei bad ka jingbatai jong u Homiwell Lyngdoh. Ym ju ïohsngew ba ïa u kñi ba dang im, ba dang korbar ïa ka kam kur ban khot "U 'Suidnia". Pynban ki ju khot u Kñi-rangbah. Nalor kata katba tip, ym ju don "Suidnia" palat na uwei, katba ki kñi pat ki bun.



"U 'Suidnia is the spirit of the first grand maternal uncle of a clan whose remains are the first to be kept in "Mawbah", which is a megalithic chamber tomb or dolmen of a clan. "U 'Suidnia watches over his relatives, nephews and nieces who have passed away.


Sib Charan Roy uses the word "U 'Saidnia" saying that "U 'Saidnia" is the spirit of the first grand maternal uncle of a clan, who is the son of "Ka Ïawbei". "U 'Saidnia possesses the ability to intercede, has authority and also possesses the right to intercede with God and the divine commandment on behalf of his clan. This explanation by Roy shows that each clan has its own "U 'Saidnia". What should be noted is that Roy does not clarify whether "U 'Saidnia" has passed away or not, or as Khasis say "to eat betel nut at the door of God".


However, Homiwell Lyngdoh says clearly that when the first grand maternal uncle of a clan has passed away, he comes to be known as "U' Suidnia". The indigenous faith of the Khasis is more in tune with the explication of Homiwell Lyngdoh. It is not usually heard that a living

maternal uncle who is in charge of the clan's affairs be called "U 'Suidnia". Instead they are called "Kñi rangbah" or the head maternal uncle. Besides this, as is known, there can be only one man who receives the title of "U 'Suidnia" while maternal uncles are many.



"Ka Ïawbei", "U Thawlang" bad "U 'Suidnia" ki dei lai ngut ki longshuwa manshuwa jong ki kur kiba bun na ngi ngim tip ki dei mano. Kine ki ai ha ngi ïa ka jingtip shaphang ka kur ka jait bad ka jinghiarpateng kaba ngi kum ki Khasi ngi kheiñ kordor bha. 👪🧑‍🤝‍🧑👬 "Ka Ïawbei", "U Thawlang" and "U 'Suidnia" are three ancestors of clans, of whom many of us are unable to trace in our family trees. These individuals give us significant knowledge of our clans and lineage, which Khasis hold as critically valuable. 👪🧑‍🤝‍🧑👬 🟡 Sources: Rev. Ïarington Kharkongor and Philomena Kharakor RNDM 🟡 Collated and translated by @speakyourroots

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