Nora Culture: Existence and Inheritance in the Context of Baan Plai Ramai Pendang District, Kedah State (Taiburi), Malaysia

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  • Omjai Wongmontha

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Nora Culture, Baan Plai Ramai, Kedah State (Taiburi), Malaysia

Abstract

This article analyzes the factors of succession and role of Nora. Data was collected during yearsB.E. 2554-2557. Nora is considered both oral and written literatures. Nora Rong Kru ritual is practiced to fulfill one’s vow and for cutting one’s topknot by the Nora Master. There are both female and male Noras, and it is believed that Kru Mo (Spirits of Nora Masters) were originally from Thailand having superstitious power to posses their “medium”. The result found that the factors of Nora’s inheritance consisted 1) having a Nora successor 2) belief in Kru Mo (Spirits of Nora Masters) 3) continuous and frequent practicing in Nora Rong Kru ritual nowadays, and 4) readiness of Plai Ramai community in terms of economics, strong bounds among own relatives, ability to communicate in Thai, valueing the old master’s worshiping, gratitude, sincerity, and their pride in being Siamese. Therefore, Nora of Baan Plai Ramai plays roles in helping to inherit the Siamese identity and creating shared memories for people in the community as well as entertaining, becoming a core that they hold on to, strengtheningthe community in a foreign surrounding.

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Published

2022-06-15

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Wongmontha อ. (2022). Nora Culture: Existence and Inheritance in the Context of Baan Plai Ramai Pendang District, Kedah State (Taiburi), Malaysia. RUSAMILAE JOURNAL, 43(1), 140–151. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rusamelae/article/view/259842

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