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Work under progressEdit
There is enough encyclopedic info to have a separate article on this subject. Contribution from other wikipedians is welcome.
When creating articles and redirects, make sure that the English definitions and connotations of the word really make the word "worship" the best choice. I have moved "Pole worship" to "Poles in mythology" for instance, as people don't worship poles themselves; the consecrated pole is a symbol for various concepts or spirits in the religion. - CorbieV☊☼ 17:52, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Article information some one deleted due to PoVEdit
Some one deleted follwing information (to which I wanted to add references one after other, I had already written on talk page that work is in progress) from the article due to personal interpretation and PoV. Pole/Stick/stake worship word have been used by authors and references are given.
All pole worships are not necessarily central poles nor necessarilly coming with mythological background either. Some tribal cultures are worshipning poles without any known religious background. Usually I get defeated in these wikipedian debates so I will not be debating the issue atleast immidiatly but this is not encouraging enough either.
(Because some one thinks that content is offensive) I dont know what is offensive in this or retained content and when content is with references and encyclopedic then why does subjective criteria of being offensive does matter ? God knows)
- Deleted portion: Since ancient times poles (many times of bamboo) are revered as sacred totem pole at the same time poles are worshiped as devine spirits, ancestor spirits or as deity in some other instances. Instances of ancient pole worship are cited in case of Mære Church in Norway, Asherah pole in Israel ...Jangseung poles in korea, Bamboo festival of Chedi as mentioned in Adiparva of Indian Epic Mahabharata are cited.
- Dear friend, I am not only old and aquient enough of wiki culture but also have been one of the advocate of the same policies you are referring to. I have already researched this topic atleast for two years and written with references at par with WP:RS and WP:V and encyclopedic values (emphasis added) in my own language. :I do admitt that my english is not at par with standard american or british english since I am not a native speaker, unfortunately that invites initial backclash from few editors unknowingly, actually once I complete substantial phase of writing then I do on my own invite fellow wikipedians for the review of the article. Wikipedia is a continuously developing encyclopedia and can and is supposed to bear with the process and needs to allow enough breathing space for improvement process to take place, correct if I am wrong.
- While writing preferably initial paraphrasing I do write in my own words along with its inherant linguistic limitations to save my self from copyright issues. and I further improve upon it and as said above I keep inviting people to support me on linguistic aspects.
- As far as references are concerned those are already researched and available with me either in the language of my mother tounge wikipedia or are saved in my browser, and some references are available in some other en wikipedia articles too and I am updating them one by one on my own. Like you I am also involved in multiple wiki activities and articles and time taken for some relevant translations that is why it is taking time from my side.
- Now you will ask me why I have not first built the article in user sand box, the reson is my research indicates that the topic has been researched and written by various sociology and anthropological scholors in various native languages too. Besides some other language wikipedias may already have related articles or info included in some other article. So all the way my intention was to begin a stub article and find establish interwiki links and build this article collaboratively along with other language wikipedians.
- While I understand your concern, and you would not know to whom you are following is a experienced fellow or a new one but frankly you do not need to wory about encyclopedic and reference side about my writings. The real support I do need is in content research and development for which library resources or different language resources are needed. I need support in english grammar part too.
- Thanks any way for your efforts, had you been aware of all my good intentions both of us could have focussed on some different aspect, may be, but in such a large wiki community we wont know each other This article made come across each other, god willing.
- Best wishes and Rgds
- Mahitgar (talk) 06:19, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Explanation towards difference between 'Ceremonial poles' and 'Totem poles'Edit
- Ceremonial poles ritual or perfomative processes
- Usually objective of 'Worshipped poles' are likely to include an aspect of reverence/veneration/adoration/devotion; towards a faith, religion or cultuaral celebration amongst family or community. Where as 'Worshipped poles' Totem pole objects's are not or lost any objective of reverence/veneration/adoration/devotion aspect towards faith, religion or cultuaral celebration of family or community.
- English wikipedia article notes Totem poles are monumental sculptures; where as are not necessarily monumental sculptures, In few instances worshipped poles may have significance like toem poles simmillarly in few instances totem poles are or may have been worshipped in past still Totem poles and worshipped poles leave a marked difference among themselves.
- Why this is written here and not included in article itself:
- This attempt to explanation is important in writing intro line and maintaining apropriate information in apropriate article and avoiding any likely mix-up of the concepts
- Atleast as of now this differentiation has not been seen in any reference book in exact words and for this particular article is being followed up to be precise to follow wikipedia reference policy.
- You need to source this stuff. You've once again put in a lot of unsourced content that has many grammatical errors, and some of it is incorrect. You don't seem to understand what a totem pole is, for one, and much of the Maypole section is wrong. I'll give you some time to source this, then it's going to need cleanup. - CorbieV☊☼ 15:21, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, once again,
- First of all I am not including this section in the article, take it I am trying to understand it and you are one of the experts on the subject and you are most welcome to make me understand what is right with apropriate of references , I am open minded from my side. I am just here to take note of encyclopedic aspects of certain tradition without any PoV or conflict of intrest for that matter.
- Second just for your info what I have mentioned about totem pole in this section is, one from Totem pole article itself two I googled term 'Define "Totem pole"'
- Since I am not including this section in the article atleast i near future. This section is just a noting for kinda reference. Ofcource your difference of openion with reference is most welcome. May be I will learn some new things which I did not know.
- About may pole I will begin a new section, Letus not mix up the issues we shall go one by one, I have no reservations any where
What I have added is from Maypole article itself, I thought your goodselves have added link to Maypole so you might have done some clean-up already there so I copy pasted same content here. I suppose it would not be the case that what is right in another article becomes wrong in this article. In any case part of Maypole section has relevant references already if you want to veryfy them at this juncture you are most welcome :) As said earlier I will be working on unreferenced areas too even without your follow up :)
It is also ok thit If you have some special intrest in this article you are welcome to research and develope the article. I will take break for a while from this article and come back after some months and keep you informed of my come back to this article to request your critical support. Please let me know.
Thanks and Regards
procession of the PrangstangenEdit
Muhr-Zederhaus: A local custom is the annual procession with Prangstangen, up to 8 m (26 ft) high wooden poles which are decorated with flowers and carried by local bachelors on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29 into the church.
KathiKawadi tradition Translation from Marathi language to English languageEdit
Following paragraphs will be translated from marathi language to english language
डॉ. सुधीर राजाराम देवरे यांच्या अहिराणी लोकपरंपरा या ग्रंथातील काठीकवाडी लेखानुसार, नाशिक जिल्ह्याच्या सटाणा तालुक्यातील विरगाव येथे गुढीपाडव्या पासून अक्षय तृतीयेपर्यंत येणाऱ्या प्रत्येक सोमवारी (सहसा चार किंवा पाच सोमवार येतात) रात्री संपूर्ण गावात काठीकवाडी मिरवणूकीने मिरवली जाते.
काठीकवाडी मिरवणूकीसाठी एक भगत असतो, डफ नावाच्या वाद्यावर शंकराची लोकगीते म्हटली जातात. काठीकवाडीच्या पूजेसाठी घरोघरच्या अंगणात पाट मांडून ठेवले जातात. दारासमोर कठीकवाडी आली की गल्लीतल्या पाटावर ती उभी केली जाते. स्त्रिया शंकराच्या पिंडेची व मुर्तीची पाण्याने अथवा दुधाने अंघोळ घालून पूजा व आरती करतात. भगताजवळ दक्षिणा देतात. त्यानंतर काठीकवाडी उचलून पुढच्या घरासमोरच्या पाटावर घेऊन जातात. आळीपाळीने काठी एकमेकांकडे देत मिरवणूक संपूर्ण गावात फिरते. [Deore Sudhir 1]
काठीकवाडीच्या काठीची रचनाEdit
काठीकवाडी म्हणजे एक खूप उंच आणि जोड काठी असते,काठीकवाडीची रचना पुढीलप्रमाणे केलेली असते. सर्वात खाली चंदनाची एक जाड काठी असते. तिच्या वरच्या टोकाला एक जाड बांबू जोडलेला असतो. आणि त्या जाड बांबूला पुन्हा एक कमी जाडीचा पण उंच असा बांबू जोडलेला असतो. अशा पध्दतीने ह्या काठीकवाडीची रचना असते. माणसाच्या छाती इतक्या उंचीवर या काठीला एक आडवी फळी जोडलेली असते. या आडव्या फळीवर पितळाची शंकराची मुर्ती आणि पिंड जोडलेली असते. गुढीपाडव्याच्या दिवशी गावकरी ही काठी नदीतून स्वच्छ धुऊन आणतात. तिची यथासांग पूजा करून संपूर्ण काठीला लाल नवे कापड गुंडाळतात. काठीच्या वरच्या टोकाला मोरपिसे आणि भगवे कापड फडकवून ठेवतात. अशी ही संपूर्ण सजवलेली काठीकवाडी एका घराच्या ओट्यावर उभी करून हवेने पडू नये म्हणून दोरीने घट्ट बांधून ठेवतात.[Deore Sudhir 1]
- Deore, Dr. Sudhir Rajaram (30 May 2013). "काठीकवाडी [Kathi Kawadi]". अहिराणी लोकपरंपरा -Language Marathi [Ahirani Lok Parampara]. Mumbai in India: Granthali publication. p. 142. ISBN 9789382161967. Retrieved 17 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- First, thanks for your supportive participation on this discussion page. With other concerns like article name I crossed my fingers and waited before touching these paragraphs. I will try to find out support for this translation from some one better in english language than that of me so other users can rest assured.
- Thanks and warm rgds
- Mahitgar (talk) 12:56, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Same issues as beforeEdit
Mahitgar, May I gently but firmly suggest, once again, that you stick to editing articles in your native language. Your translations are lacking accuracy in English. It is not fair for you to expect others to fix these problems over and over again. I have held off on administrative action, but if you keep dumping in these inaccurate and unsourced or poorly-sourced translations, your ability to edit the 'pedia may have to be limited or taken away. Do you understand? - CorbieV☊☼ 20:58, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
- This stance is neither unexpected nor surprising. I have already replied on this talk page itself in detail (emphasis added), and there is hardly any point in repeating the same point again.
- I can not challange your administrative prowess, when some-one does not want to discuss and join in improving article point by point on the talk page and if it is specially an admin an ordinary wikipedian can hardly do any thing.
- I am not sure if flexing muscles of administrative prowess for subjective views and purposes is best use of administrative prowess. If I have been the admin and if my attitude would not have been of inclusive accomodating, and if I have flexesed administrative power unnecessarilly sincerely I would have resigned from my adminship, ofcource I can not expect the same thing from others. I wish best luck to those who want to put administrative powers and rules to misuse.
- Nothing more to say
- Rgds thanks any way
- Mahitgar (talk) 03:11, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
First introductory sentence of the articleEdit
As of now first introductory line of the article is as follows:
Central poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world religions, for example in the Anshun & Miao culture in Yunnan China. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mahitgar (talk • contribs) 04:12, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Only central poles?Edit
As far as my personal study goes all poles being discussed across world faiths, cultures and religions in past and in present are not necessarilly central poles. The poles are used in front of or inside of houses and temples too. So over a period of time we need to look for improvement in this aspect.
- Dubious. The potential problem here is that "a long piece of wood that might be associated in some way with ceremony or ritual" is not really a topic; it's original research to equate every dissimilar use of a lengthy piece of rigid plant material, across every culture in the world. The holding of ritual/ceremonial functions around a central pole, however, is similar enough cross-culturally that it can be generalized about, without making up anything, jumping to any questionable conclusions, or mistaking something outside but nearby a ritual/ceremony as being intrinsically part of it. "Correlation is not causation", as it were. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 12:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Need to represent global presenceEdit
Pole celebrations , festivities and devotions are obsrved from north to south and from east to west almost on all continents either in past or present so it would be better that first sentence highlites this global aspect.
Secondly I am doubtfull that only mention of for example in the Anshun & Miao culture in Yunnan China. in intro line is sufficient to understand what the article and the concept is all about to a novice who is not already exposed to pole related celebration culture and worship
- Agreed, but it's also not necessary to cram a list of every case into the lead either. An example or two from major cultures on each continent is sufficient, if the lead even uses such an "examples" approach at all (it's not really necessary that it do so). It's probably more useful to outline the different types of ritual/ceremonial uses. However, given the original research problems already apparent in the article, such an analysis/interpretation/evaluation/synthesis should not be done by a Wikipedian, but taken from a reliable secondary source by a subject-matter expert who has already published such an analysis, under external editorial oversight. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 12:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
Whether wording "different world religions" is not too narrowEdit
Anthropologically what it is also likely that stick/stake/pole related reverance and celebrations would have been started even before inroduction of formal concept of religion to human beings, by this narrow definition human ancestors are being put with a burden of being religious what might not have necesssarilly existed then.
In present times also all individuals / families and and communities may not necessarilly be religious they might be participating just because a matter of culture or matter of indiviual faith in an object. So I note my difference of openion and I prefer to belive that term faiths and cultures will be broad to be inclusive of facts and apropriate
- It's more that former religious practices have often become secularized in various places into more vernacular, secular folk practices. They originated in religion. Archaeology has demonstrated pretty conclusively that religion in the broad sense dates back at least to the last Ice Age. "Religion" in English doesn't mean only "centralized, organized, authoritarian, dogmatic religion with a priestly class". It includes even the most rudimentary animism and totemism. The self-identification of "spiritual but not religious" is a thoroughly modern concept. That said, because some of the religious practices have in fact become secularized, the lead should be clear about this. Just not for the "it only became religious later" rationale that you're advancing, for which there won't be any reliable sources. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 12:21, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
- At the moment I am not really sure what is intended for the article here. We have here example given of the flower pole of Miao people in China, but there is nothing in the source to suggest there is anything religious in the use of the pole. I feel that there is a need to establish what the point of the article is first, is it pole as object of worship (is there evidence that maypole was used for worship?), pole as religious symbol of some sort (apparently not the flower pole of Miao peole), pole that has some kind of cultural significance or symbolism (that would include totem pole), pole use in ceremony or ritual but not necessarily has any religious meaning by itself alone (e.g. Danza de los Voladores), or pole used in any cultural activity (that would be a huge category). If I understand your point correctly, what you are saying would be it would be about poles that are or were religious in the broadest sense (which may include totem pole). There is a need to clearly define first what is being discuss here, starting with a workable definition, before we get to the actual content of the article. I'm also wondering about the use of the term "ceremonial pole", the sources I can find are mostly on India, Nepal, North American Indians and a few others - , , ,  , , , , . I haven't seen one that refers to maypole as a ceremonial post, so perhaps a different term might be necessary? There is by the way a ceremonial pole at the South Pole which is another use of the term. Hzh (talk) 22:33, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
- I think the article creator's intention here is WP:OR. I concur with what SMcCandlish said above, "It's original research to equate every dissimilar use of a lengthy piece of rigid plant material, across every culture in the world." I think WP:TNT is the eventual destination here, and has been ever since this started as an unsourced essay called, "Pole worship." - CorbieV☊☼ 23:32, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
- I have no strong objections to an article about poles used in worship or ones that have some kinds of religious or cultural symbolism. There is some kind of commonality to justify an article like this, but it does need a clear definition, ideally sourced to something written by an anthropologist or something authoritative, otherwise it would veer towards to WP:OR. I can see it being the subject of a scholarly study, we are however not the ones who would do such studies. Hzh (talk) 02:44, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
- 1) Since wikipedians are not expressing or creating any new inference in this article, intention of the article does not amount to WP:OR
- 2) Encyclopedias being Compendium putting simillar things together (without deriving any new specific inferences) is encyclopedist job so my openion this article is within encyclopedic definition and objective.
- 3) We need to search for more anthro definitions but need to research more WP:RS books, many of them may not be avialable as open resource and need to be searched in paid resources so I have made application to WP:library but this is ceratainly a long process.
- 4) After a wider discussion if wikipedian community feels that splitting the article on ritual/religion based and non ritual/religion based then may not be best but I would accept it; But the reality is "Traditions seem to exist or existed is the fact; world wide getting specific religious or other symbolism is always going to vary across global communities over the centuries and across differend regions some variations are going to be there." So having a boader definition like just as a human culture should suffice for a common article.
- 5) Still after wider discussion community feels that article needs to go back to sandbox I will accept it as inevitable. But since many things are related to world cultures in different different languages article remaining in mainspace and getting transalated from english to world languages and back would give betters justice what wikipedia can afford to do for co-ordiantion of global knowledge, as long as english wikipedian community is willing to take on this honourable job.
- So if needed please seek wider community consultation for consensus so we have lesser ambiguity on the issue.
- Comment: I went through the discussions uptil now,-may be it needs to be corrected and improved further for english grammar and consensus -Over all openions seems to be like following (this is my personal impression not binding over others in any way):
- 1) what this article shall not include: "No blind inclusion of each and every use of lengthy piece of rigid plant material or just a free-standing object staff/sceptre/Totem poles if does not fit in following definition" (mentioned in 2a and 2b)
- 2a) A ceremonial pole is a pole used in festivals, ceremonies and/or rituals to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different religions and/or cultures.
- 2b) Ritual pole is a consecrated pole which may represent as a symbol for various concepts or spirits in the religion which may include an aspect of respect/reverence/veneration/adoration/devotion; towards a faith, religion or cultuaral celebration amongst family or community.
- 2c) A pole can be a stick or stake too.
- Please join in improving point 1 and point 2 a&b
- Mahitgar (talk) 06:09, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
- I'm afraid it is already original research in the first couple of lines - "A ceremonial pole is a pole to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different religions. For example in the Miao culture in Yunnan China" implies that the flower pole of Miao culture is religious in nature, when the source does not say it is. An article needs to start with a good definition, and for a subject like this, it is ideally a definition from a specialist in the field, defining terms yourself is original research (for example your definitions of ceremonial pole and ritual pole, you need sources for such distinctions). Putting disparate items together because you think they are related through your own definition is WP:OR. You need to have a clear idea what your article should be about and whether it is the best way to approach the topic, for example, you may want to write an article about animals with stripes, but perhaps it would be better to write it as part of an article on animal camouflage. At the moment you are talking about two perhaps separate ideas (ceremonial and ritual poles), and you want to define yourself what the "pole" should mean. I would suggest that perhaps you have a look into anthropology books and see if you can find something so you can approach this topic in a more coherent manner. Hzh (talk) 11:58, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
- Thanks Hzh for continuation of the discusssion to find a solution. I hope you have already visited Change_of_article_name discussion on this talk page. Besides User:SMcCandlish another descriptive openion is from User:Kendrick7; He says I quote, "...although I can see that the article is taking a more worldwide cultural perspective (which is nice to see, of course)." He acknowledges, "Festival pole would also perhaps be the common name for the concept in English,..." in next sentence he suggests,"...You could go with something long winded like Pole use in festivals and ceremonies." Before him User:SMcCandlish says "...2) their use in festivals remains an essentially ritual practice even if secularized, and where it retains religious significance it's clearly ritual behavior .."
- After this discussion with you, I feel perhaps article name Pole use in festivals and ceremonies would have been better one? (although as of now is settled at ceremonial pole), one way is we put article name for discussion again along with your openion; Another way around is we split article into two articles one for ceremonial poles and second one for ritual poles, but I am not sure howfar splitting the article will solve the problem before us. Because most of these traditions whether you call them ceremonial or ritual are ancient without any official record or inscription to support and as far as anthropologists and historians are concerned they can keep disagreeing with one another for ever; if one anthro/historian says maypole is ritual in charecter the other historian will keep arguing otherwise and problem before me or you where to include a tradition shall remain never ending. Then there are certain religious faiths (that shall include some wikipedians too) who define some of these traditions as haieda/pagan and keep censoring anthro openions directly or indirectly, already couple of editors seem vociferous over the issue (unfortunatelly I did not realise/expected this aspect when I started article).
- Practically before us seem to be three ways one is settle for article name Pole use in festivals and ceremonies, second is I take back the article to my sandbox, cross the fingures and wait that some anthro difinition becomes available which is agreeable to all the en wikipedians, third way is I discuss the issue at Wikiversity and request them to accept this article since that sister project is likely to have some additional flexibility over the issue, the only thing for them is value of this article is more encyclopedic than educational but no harm in discussing with them. In last two options inter-language wikipedia collaboration -indirectlly those tribal communities which usually do not get chance to project their culture effectivelly- may suffer a lot.
- Uptill now we are having a frank and open discussion, I hope we can find a solution with some sort of consensus.
- References in my comment
- Mahitgar (talk) 13:32, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
- Well, the issues and the arguments arose precisely because there isn't a clear idea of what this article is about. You need to start with how this subject is tackled academically and a workable definition that has been established in academic circles, so that we have a good idea of what this article is supposed to be. A title of "Pole use in festivals and ceremonies" is too clunky and suggests that it is a hodge-podge of items. You can continue to discuss what you want the article to be about here, in the interim, you need to trim the article to remove anything that does not quite fit the opening definition (e.g. the Miao), or you need refine the definition so that the article is more coherent as it stands. Hzh (talk) 14:45, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
- Mahitgar (talk) 13:32, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
- This thread is rapidly turning into a WP:TLDR pile of Mahitgar talking to himself, with increasing stridency. Let's cut to the chase:
- We have no sources that all ceremonial pole use is per se religious.
- We have no sources that hand-held sticks and ground-mounted poles have any particular cultural connection (except hypothetically in one case, according to Nuttall), much less that such a connection exists cross-culturally. Anyone with an anthropology background will recognize such an overgeneralization as unsupportable.
- We have no sources clearly distinguishing between different categories of pole use in traditional cultural contexts; the very idea of categorizing some of them as "religious" vs. "spiritual" vs. "ritual" vs. whatever is a Western labeling-exercise imposition.
- What we do have is essentially a WP:CONCEPTDAB page about the ceremonial use (broadly defined) of ground-mounted, upright poles. The purpose of such an article is to help people find further material about the particular instance they're looking for, e.g. the article Maypole. It is not to try to advance novel ideas that there's a connection between European maypoles and Miao flowering poles and poles used in ancient Assyria. This article is also not a WP:COATRACK upon which to hang every mention of a stick or staff used in some kind of ceremony, ritual, rite, myth, or inscription. This article should be close to devoid of any analytic material, because there really isn't anything to analyze, much less any reliable sources for such an analysis. Probably the closest you're going to find is excessively synchretic material from Graves, Fraser, and Campbell, that 20th century school of thought that everything about all religious, spiritual, mythological, and ritual beliefs and behaviors throughout the worlds' cultures can be reduced to a set of universal, shared Jungian archetypes. No one takes that idea seriously any longer; it's a bunch of WP:FRINGE "newage" (rhymes with "sewage"). I'm skeptical that we need this quasi-article at all.
PS: There is no need to use a redundant title like "ceremonial and festival poles" (the requested move below considered such an approach and consensus was not in favor of it) or split the article in two; "festival" is already included within the broad meaning of "ceremony", and any attempt to distinguish these uses of poles into two categories (please cite the source for such categorizations!) is going to be an obvious exercise in WP:OR. — SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 22:40, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Is it ok to add Nantosuelta image holding a pole ?Edit
List of references to be confirmed before useEdit
- No. Vague overview by an outsider to the cultures he's describing. Nothing that refers to Native American religions as "sun worship" and Dineh spirit beings as "Navajo gods" is WP:RS for those cultures. The linked text is sourced to DeSmet, a French Colonist who wrote inaccurate, biased and denigrating portrayals of First Nations people. - CorbieV☊☼ 18:05, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Change of article nameEdit
- Rehue - (Chile)
- Anshun -(China)
- lantern raising ritual at Jui Tui Shrine -Thailand — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:50, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
- Palo de Mayo - (Nicaragua)
- Palo (religion) - (Practiced in Cuba to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, and Latino communities in the United States - Originating from Congo africa as per en wikipedia article)
- Ningui - Ecuador
- Kuturu, Larrakitj -Australia
- rangga, of eastern Arnhem Land -Australia
- mythical naldawata pole 
- Mäsqal-Pole -Gurageland 
- Akita Kantō -Japan
- Pau da Bandeira - Brazil 
- Gawai Kalingkang -Iban ritual pole - Malaysia
- Neu - Tet bamboo pole - Vietnam  Please see the reference, Where this tradition can be classified in this article or trees in mythology ? (I am bit confused)
- Spanish language
- South asia
- Yashim Guthi of 'Sankhu', Nepal
- To be inserted after 'Hinglajmata Sindh'
- Sasan Kathi सासण काठी Jyotiba Temple (Maharashtra) India and God Yedoba of Village Yerad, Taluka Patan, District Satara district (Maharashtra) India - looking for WP:RS for both.
- Sirimanu (Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh) Sirimanothsavam#Procession -
- http://www.britannica.com/topic/rangga, Australian Aboriginal Religion, Parts 1-4 By Ronald Murray Berndt
- nytimes.com , Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places: A Field Guide to Stone Circles, Crop Circles ... By Brian Haughton
- Shrestha, Bal Gopal (2012). The Sacred Town of Sankhu: The Anthropology of Newar Ritual, Religion and .Society in Nepal. Newcastle upon Tyne UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-4438-3770-5. Retrieved 25 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Anshun does not mention poles.
- Palo (religion) doesn't appear to have anything to do with poles. You seem to be confusing Palo de Mayo (an Afro-Caribbean mixture of European maypole ceremony and African ritual dancing), with Nicaraguan Palo, which has nothing to do with ritual poles, but with construction of altars out of sticks. It's blind coincidence that Spanish palo can mean 'stick' (something one can hold in the hand) and 'pole' (something much larger that one mounts in the ground). Given above discussions, the rest of the above material needs to be examined for similar mingling of distinct topics, this WP:COATRACKing of stick/staff/rod/scepter/wand material into an article about large, ground-embedded poles. Not every wooden object longer than a toothpick is the the same thing in every ceremonial/ritual context. Equating them is a serious WP:OR problem. We also have the related problem of including lantern-carrying ceremonial behavior, which is not likely to be related to, nor is comparable to, ritual or festival behavior centered on a pole in the ground. Something like Akita Kantō involves a pole only incidentally, as a structure to support additional lanterns. Next someone's going to want to include Dragon dance because it involves puppeteering sticks that someone may want to defined as a "pole".
I think I'm just going to take this to WP:AFD.— SMcCandlish ☺ ☏ ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ᴥⱷʌ≼ 23:04, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
About Anshun at this ref (seems from Anshun university) bamboo worship is reffered. some wikipedian might have reffered the same in Anshun article. I remember online I have seen one more ref some where I need to locate again, the bestway is it gets confirmed from chinese wikipedians along with wp:rs
RfC: Scope of articleEdit
Just for reference not for immidiate inclusion in the article.
- [http://www.academia.edu/8011420/A_Report_of_Archaeological_Investigatins_at_the_Heckelman_Site_33ER14_2013_Season A Report of Archaeological Investigatins at the Heckelman Site (33ER14): 2013 Season
Brian G Redmond]
2) Babo, the ceremonial pole, decorated as a female deity 
Ngarrag (Mardayin) Aboriginal ceremony, Numbulwar (Pt 1), Australia
Mopán celebration