Protocol:Bodo Cultural Protocol
Created:Monday, February 6, 2023 - 11:30
In the main house Nomano of the Bodo homestead the room where the altar of Bathou bwrai and Bathou burwi are kept is called ishing. The altar is prepared with earth and it is about two inches high and one and a half feet long. A little quantity of every item of the daily food is offered to the God and Goddess before it is consumed by the members of the family. Just near the altar of the ishing an earthen jar is kept known as maihendo. In this earthen jar, two pieces of round stones are kept. They regard the two stones as the symbol of bathou bwrai and bathou burwi or mainao, the goddess of wealth. Any person, who is not a member of the household is not allowed to enter the room ishing. The outsiders who are not members of the same village or who are non-Bodo are not allowed to enter the main house, nomano. It is still believed and practiced by the believers of the traditional faith that the owner of the house is bound to offer a chicken to the bathou bwrai if any outsiders enter the main house.
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