Ahome religious pujas were performed on the occasion. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi attended a Me-dam-me-phi celebration and participated in the rituals in Guwahati. Me-dam-me-phi is the manifestation of the concept of ancestor worship that the Ahoms share with other peoples originating from the Tai-Shan stock. According to popular historical beliefs, when Lengdon sent two of his grandsons Khunlung and Khunlai to earth by a golden chain, they were advised by Gasingpha, the God of knowledge, to perform Umpha, Phuralong, Me-Dam-Me-Phi and Rikhan festivals in different months of the year.
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