Longthaini Madaikho, Raidilung
Full Line to line translation of this short interview by Madhumangal Khersa which was taken by Animesh Barman is given below.
Animesh: Nini bumu khe tila
Animesh: Please tell us your name
Madhumangal: Ani bumu jakade Madhumangal Khersa. Aar ebo madani jabokade manangha Krishna Chandra, Govinda Chandra manangha Khaspur-ha pujiyaba, bokhe manangha Harithikhor ha raja Krishna Chandra, Govinda Chandra pujiyaba madaikhe, bunsi eraha Khaspur ha labudada, bo madaikhenu monglaisarao boke labuba thidu, eraha khraorao thiba manangha apa-aju thilangyaba graotai-butu. Tikala bo madaikhe langpuyadada ebo dinarkhe nu lailangripuya graode, ode jadada boke langpuyadada thaoba. Odebani jing Dimasarao manang-manangha khraoraobutu, aju adaitu butu, babatuni sao butu saoniprang ebo madaikhe shingsri, marbari basain hamsinu pujire. Aar boha eraniha manangniha asaba jadi mlaini bhasa paika tikabo ebo madaikhe pujipuya. Monglaisarao hamleinu bainma tihi paika gari jang gura jang bo phaika cycle jang bo phaika, bo somoi ha la olei lama giri, bainma-horma tihi gaja pailaika oleibaha bo bunsi jahu-hunghi se thanglaba langpuya, ode jahi jahi jing Dimasarao butu ning kri ebo reserve haphaini Dimasarao butu ebokenu babibase eboke nu suwaba se. Jing Shivarai Gamadi tidada eboke pujidu. Aar buni herha jonthairao butu bo paidada eboke hamsinu pujipaika, pujiyarao bunsi bo pujisopuya bede tikala bunsi la thijang se suwaba, bithi jang suwaba, daojang mi jang suwaba ni darajang kisa manisoyabalei jabani darajang jing eraha bhog jang se mane phal prasad jang se jing eraha pujiba, ode pujidada duha mamang de musi jaya. Tikala ebo madai la manang-gada sao ni se Krishna Chandra Govinda Chandra pujiyaba se aar odebani bo dara ha jing Dimasaraoke nu kisa madai maniba se, mlai asaba jadi paika tikabo, gan-gabajaoya, odebani jing duha eraha ani buphlung bo council ni chairman jabani pore buni sgangha jing graotaibutuke tirikha jorikha joribani pore duha bo council niprang bo bo masi, Dimasa council niprang bo bo chairman maibani yekhonha bo eraha masi mandop masi gede klaihi grant klaika alangsi supaika ode ebokening daglainiprang hamsi graode slambala mane sgnagha bo olei nu Shivaratri slamka, Baruni slamka; tikabo olei jasi slamsoripuya, tikabo duha hainjangthi jang mane rajijang rajajang Dimasa mulukjang milidada jokhon danglaipukala hamdaotaonang tiyaba graoke ani kha ha baoyayaba jinish ke duha ang nishine rungrayaro-grigyarao butu ne janaika.
Gloss: My name is Madhumangal Khersa. According to our forefathers, Deity worshipped by Govinda Chandra Hasnu and Krishna Chandra Hasnu at Khaspur and also in Haritikor was moved to Raidilung. People belonging to Manipuri community moved the deity worshipped by Govinda Chandra to Raidilung. After placing the deity there, they couldn’t move it any further. Manipuris couldn’t move it anymore and the deity remained at Marda. Thereafter Dimasa people of Marda then began worshipping the deity on every Tuesday and Saturday since then. Back then whenever non-Dimasa offers puja to the deity, it felt like it did not want to be worshipped by them other than Dimasa. The Manipuris tried every possible way using carts and cycle but they failed to move the deity, they even suffered from diseases while trying to move it. In this way Dimasa people of reserve area, began worshipping the deity. They named the deity Shivarai Gamadi. Priests from different places started to worship the deity but were unable to continue because they were accustomed to the worshipping method by sacrifice. People of Marda offers fruits to the deity as they believed that the God do not accept method of sacrifice. By offering fruits while worshipping everything is peaceful in the village.