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Chou-Chu (Kricket)

Chou-Chu is one of the delicious bug among Deori Tribe. As it is easily available in nearby lawn in village. The trick is to lighten a torch or a light to attract this type of cricket and collect it in a tight jar or container or the other way if it is hiding then to pour a hot water or plenty of plain water followed by a thin stick to its hole gradually you’ll find it coming out.

The peoples can determine it easily with its cracking sound. Beside the hard work of collecting the gain is to prepare and eat the most delicious bug. Its preparation starts form the detachment of all legs, fins and head. It is rather fried or roasted but it gives immense mouthwatering smell. This is why the popularity of Chochu in the Deori tribe still exist.



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.