Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hla Chham mi


            A au riai ruai e Kawrnu iangin
            Hnuntui ngai a van ruai e;
            Sirah a thai a let reng e,
            Harh zai reng rel silovin
                Chunnu lungmawl harh zai rel lo,
                Vawkpui ianga hnar suk suk
                Manglamah eng hmu maw - U huk !
                Dawnin lung reng a awi thei lo
            Bawhar lungfing lo pau se
            Ka chuni nu a harh nan e,
            Tangah beiin min chawi sela’ng
            Hnuntui ngai tahlai ka bang ngei ang.
                Tho teh i hrai a van ruai e,
                Enchimloh tahnan a tawk ta e,
                Ka phal ne maw i hrai te hi
                Chun lo ianga vaih reng hi.

August 8, 1997(Friday)  9:30PM, Vaivakawn


    An liam zo hmana
    Vangkhua muantu mihrang
    Sa leh rala tlan lo
    Khuatin thanghluan hrang rual

    An tawnah lal lai
    Lalvung run lian pawhin
    Nghing zai reng rel lovin
    Muangten ning zu an dawn nilen
         Ka ram ka hnam ka chi te
        An dam nan kei ti thin te
        Fam rolungmual an liam
    Aw, rauthla talin kohkir theih chang se,
    Hlan ka nuam ram riang chan hi
    Engtin ngai ang maw an sulhnu te.

    - May 17, 1998 ( Sunday) 9:00 PM , Vaivakawn

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Memorial Stone of Lalpuithanga, a Sailo chief
Lalpuithanga Lungdawh: Lalpuithanga Lungdawh is a single upright stone along with a stone platform located at Bawngchawm in Serchhip district. It  measures about 7inches  in thickness, 8.7ft in height and 6.8ft in breadth. The platform measures about 16.3ft long and 8.2ft in breadth. The stone was erected by Lalpuithanga, a great Sailo chief. A number of pictures are engraved on all sides of the stone and a large human figure in the middle was apparently the picture of Lalpuithanga himself, shown smoking a pipe (Vaibel ) and wearing a head dress (Chhawn) depicting him as a warrior. He is also shown wearing a highly valued amber bead (Thihna) which is supposed to be worn only by the chief and rich persons[1], and spearing a man on the head with a metal spiked spear held in his right hand. Further, a number of Mithun or gayal heads and a set of gongs (Darbu) and a bigger gong (Darkhuang) were also depicted. In another corner is the figure of a large species of lizard (tangkawng or tuipuisatang) and the body of a slain man hanging downwards on the edge. A number of birds, pigs, elephants, tigers, the horns of a mithun were also carved on it. Also interesting are the engravings of two horses on other side of the stone which suggests that Lalpuithanga may have owned horses which he might have bought from the British. According to K. Laldinpuii , the stone platform was erected in his later days probably in and around 1886 AD[2]  after the first military expedition towards the Lushai hills (Vailian vawi 1-na) during 1871-1872. Nevertheless the picture of horse is noteworthy since it rarely seen in other megalithic monuments of the Mizo.
Source : Megalithic Monuments of Mizoram : A Descriptive Study' Ph D Thesis of Malsawmliana

[1] Malsawmliana, “Megalithic Monument of the Mizo - An Over view”, HJM, Vol-VI, No.1, Aizawl, 2005, p.57.

[2] K. Laldinpuii, “Lalpuithanga Sailo Lungdawh (A memorial stone platform of Lalpuithanga, Sailo Chief)”, in Sangkima(ed) A Modern History of Mizoram, Guwahati, 2004, p.77.