It was summer and our courtyard was full as always had been. He was playing the drum (Dhak) and turning on his heels. The decorative plumes on the drum were touching the faces of the children standing nearby.
Apparently, any two countries may differ in manyways. These include the land, the people, their culture, language, habit and many more. Yet, there are some common things which flow like a undercurrent among all the people throughout the world. That may be humanity or a certain culture or some customs.
Gouranga Chattopadhyay preferred to call these ethnic communities as ‘Fringe Communities’ with the argument that ‘Certain communities in India have tended to stay on the fringes of the Indian society, in terms of participation in the economic, political and ritual structures, for as long as history takes us back…
“Identity, Development and Marginalization: A Journey Through Tribal Life” by Kakali Chakrabarty
Dharmaraja is one of the primordial folk Gods of Bengal. Rituals of worshiping Dharmaraja is very own culture of folk Bengal. Mahamopadhyay Haraprasad Sastri was the one who enlightened Dharmaraja to the elite society. According to him, Dharmaraja was the counterpart of Lord Buddha and the origin of Dharmaraja was from Buddhism’s Triratna (Buddha, Dharma […]
Banfora is one of the main part of Shib Gajan. Banfora, often called Banamo is a painful ritual occurs on Nil Puja. A two to six foot iron rod is been used as Baan. There are types Banfora, i.e., Konk Baan, Rog Baan, Angul Baan, Vru Baan and all. Baans are pointed and sharp. […]
Shyamal Kumar Ghosh ” ‘Buro’ from ‘Buro Shiva’ and ‘Raj’ of ‘Dharmaraj’, together with ‘Buroraj’ . Usually by adding ‘Nath’ or ‘Iswar’ is common in this country, not with ‘Raj’. Jamalpur has got it because there are two gods together has become folk deities for the people there.” -Binoy Ghosh There is a railway station, […]
Although he said that a pure ethnic group of indigenous Australians and Negritos does not survive in India, rather a group of people and groups are mixed into mixed groups.
At the end of the 18th century and beginning of the19th, the English surveyor Renel (1764 – 77) and the resident lease-holders and land-owners located the Jatar Deul temple. A historical evidence, written by Prof. Dipankar Naskar
Koushik Roy Choudhury Akshay Tritiya, means ‘the third day of unending prosperity’, falls on the third lunar day of Bright Half of Vaishak (the first month of bengali new year). It is very popular festival among the Hindus and Jains celebrated in late April or early May. The Hindu community considers the day as the […]
Dr. Chandan Roy The Legend says that the origin of the Lord Shiva’s Gajan is from Religious Folk Song. In their opinion the Dharmaraj Thakur is the another shapeless incarnation of Lord Buddha, and whose worshipping structure is almost like the Horse of Terracotta. This was first introduced in the hand of lower community like […]