Limbu - Religion and Expressive Culture



One area of difference between Limbus and Brahmans is Religious. Limbus recognize and participate in many popular Hindu festivals but also have a number of their own practitioners. They worship by means of blood sacrifice. They believe that lineage divinities are not transmitted patrilineally.

Rather, a woman inherits her mother's gods and when she marries and lives with her husband, she brings with her the deities that will then be recognized as the gods of the Household. Every time a bad thing or feeling is caused by the man, he will have to be washed clean of it. There are also forest deities that inhabit the area and have nothing to do with women. Limbu bury their dead and observe two to three days of pollution; the length of the period depends on whether the deceased is a female or a male, respectively.

Drinking and dancing are very important to the Limbus. Weddings, mourning, gift exchanges, and settlement of conflicts involve much consumption of liquor, especially beer. Dancing parties are given for visitors to the village. These affairs give the young Limbu girls and boys a chance to meet and enjoy dancing and drinking.

Also read article about Limbu from Wikipedia

User Contributions:

1
Report this comment as inappropriate
Nov 3, 2011 @ 3:03 am
Sir!
I am very regret to comment this article, but what to do I have to do...

At last paragraph there is one line: "Drinking and dancing are very important to the Limbus". It is misconception on the Limbu. There are Limbus who use/used to drink. According to Limbu Holy Book/Blble called Samjik Mundum it tells that there should be free of alcohol and blood at any celebration and ceremony.

But at any celebration there is floor of musics, not drinks
2
samyoklimbu
Report this comment as inappropriate
Jun 7, 2012 @ 4:04 am
i like to my culture i want ot know all my calture historry
3
krishna suhang limbu
Report this comment as inappropriate
Dec 2, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
HI,
WITH REGARD,
I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF WE WERE NOT HINDU THEN WHAT RELIGION WE WERE BELONG TO. WHAT WAS OUR RELIGION.
IS THERE ANY LIMBU SCHOOL WHERE I CAN GO AND LEARN THE LIMBU LANGUAGE.

THANK YOU,
K'LIMBU SUHANG
4
Namsang Limboo
Report this comment as inappropriate
Sep 5, 2018 @ 1:13 pm
Limboos consider Yumaism as their religion. They are devotees of the supreme almighty God Tageraniwaphumang and also to her holiness Yuma mang. The present reincarnation of Yuma is - ' Sikkum Seiyong Sepsing Yuma Mang'. She resides at Darap, West Sikkim. For further clarification email me at namsanglimboo15@gmail.com or anyone is welcome to meet Yuma Mang personally at Darap.
There are several books that contain Limboo texts and can be referred in order to learn the language.

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: