Reading of a blessing ritual Smul Kpnaak

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This blessing, called Smul Kpnaak, is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. This ritual blessing is to be used by an older person addressing younger people- Sumshot Khular shares the beautiful words here which translated mean: This is the feather for your good health, your long life, your well-being. May you be blessed with many daughters, with many sons, with many crops, with livestock, with wealth and riches. ‎‎May you be blessed with knowledge and understanding without end, and with overflowing riches. May you be blessed with abundant livestock. May your children be as numerous … continued below

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi 2015.

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This blessing, called Smul Kpnaak, is used by elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. This ritual blessing is to be used by an older person addressing younger people- Sumshot Khular shares the beautiful words here which translated mean: This is the feather for your good health, your long life, your well-being. May you be blessed with many daughters, with many sons, with many crops, with livestock, with wealth and riches. ‎‎May you be blessed with knowledge and understanding without end, and with overflowing riches. May you be blessed with abundant livestock. May your children be as numerous as the stars. May they be as numerous as the sands of the sea. ‎‎Even if misfortune, bad storms (of life), disease and hunger come (to you). With your left hand push them away, and with your right hand bring the blessings closer to you. ‎‎May it be so for your life, may it be so for your good health. ‎‎May your life be as long as the banyan tree. May Heaven grant you strength and happiness.

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Lamkang Language Resource

Annotated texts with accompanying sound files and aligned transcriptions for study of the Lamkang language spoken in India and Myanmar.

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Transcription: Reading of a blessing ritual called Smul Kpnaak

Transcription of a blessing ritual called "Smul kpnaak" as performed by Sumshot Khular. This blessing is used by Lamkang elders to mark significant life events for younger couples. It can be performed for getting a blessing for good health, wealth, children, long life and any other blessings.

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Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi. Reading of a blessing ritual Smul Kpnaak, video, 2015; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1248331/: accessed July 18, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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