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Bhimbor Deori

Bhimbor Deori, a stern nationalist from the indigenous society of Assam played a significant role on the eve of the change of colonial power in Assam. He was one of the main architects of the famous “Khasi Darbar Hall Resolutions” where indigenous leaders of different ethnic identities resolved resolutions to restore their independent homelands against Indian occupation is still remind us his political foresightedness and his aspiration for freedom. That Dr. Mohanty stated is absolutely compatible with the vision of Bhimbor Deori and other nationalist patriots. Almost all the proponents of freedom and sovereignty from our region have followed the same proposition.

Moreover, in the Indian context, unless the Indian union is transformed into a voluntary union of participating selves with each of the units finding it beneficial to be a part of the union, it is difficult to defend the union by an authoritarian state. On October 6, the day is observe as Birth centenary celebration.


Facts of Deori

The Bor Deori is the most respected person in the village

Patorganya – undisclosed missing among Four Groups

Only the people of Dibongiya class can speak their own mother tongue

In 14th century A D. The Deoris were royal priests of The Chutiyas Kingdom

The Deoris are believed to have come to Sadiya before the first century

The Deori people believe in `Kundimama` which is the supreme power.

The Second Marriage in Deori Tribe is called "Suje Luguba"

The Deori Tribe of Assam came to India via Tibet and Burma

Each village of Deori people features a place of worship called ‘Deo-ghar'

The Deoris are divided into 24 clans.

The Deoris proudly introduce themselves as Jimo-Chhayan, meaning they are the children of the sun and the moon

Deori's use to make a Narbali (human sacrifice) in terms to win the war, battle and to prevent the villagers from the evil atmosphere like floods, drought etc. This practice make them pure owing to satisfy the supreme Goddess. Only the class of Patorganya people were eligible for sacrificing.

The Deoris women have no tradition to put sindur in their forehead as a mark of married women.

Deoris belonging to the Tengaponia sub clan do not take mutton or flesh of goat as it is forbidden according a legend clan.

The term "Deori" appears to be a later coinage derived from "Deva" which means a God.

Deori is a plain tribe of Assam, the worshipper of Kundimama (Kundi - Siva, Mama - Parvati)from ancient time maintaining their own custom and tradition.

According to 2001 census the total revenue villages of Deori in Assam are 133 and their population are 2,45,000.