New Delhi: Kung Thong, located in the Indian state of Maghlawa, has long been the center of global attention. Here each child’s real name is given and the mother calls him by the name of a song or song and he also gets his name.
However, this song is also in the form of whistles instead of words which is a part of centuries old tradition. Interestingly, when people call each other in the village, there is a whistling sound in the valley which is pleasing to the ears.
Due to its hospitality, beauty, and natural scenery, the United Nations has also declared this village to be one of the best tourist destinations. The total population of Kung Thong is over 650. There is a formal and official name of the people here and on the other hand there is another name based on murmur.
When a child opens his eyes to this world, the mother is told to hum whatever song comes to her heart. In this way the song becomes the name of the child. The lyrics of the song are whistled on one side and that is why this village is also called the village of whistles. But it is a wonderful process that the mother composes the baby song herself.
Hundreds of years ago, three tribesmen are said to have blown whistles in the jungles to hunt for prey or to ward off evil spirits, which in turn led to the naming of human beings.
Interestingly, people can call each other from afar because of the whistle-blowing names. A song name can be ten to twenty seconds long. However, now a large number of young people are moving to other places for employment and thus the population of the village has decreased.