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Juga (Water Snail)

Drori Tribe are fond of searching the Jugas in the muddy paddy field surrounding nearby specially the childrens. Jugas also adds a great taste with the ship of Sujen and a protien based rice in the mid day meal of the villagers enjoying Jugas in Basin (Small hut in the farm land).

Wash snails thoroughly, soak in water enough to cover snails. Chop a couple of chilli to irritate the snails in throwing up any impurities in their guts and loosen the trapdoor.

Meanwhile boil the lemon grass and basil in water enough to cover snails, until fragrant.

Add snails to boiling water for 5 mins. Remove and serve hot. Use sharp pick to pull meat out of shell. The tail end (intestines) should break off and is not eaten. Dip in lime juice, salt, pepper mix.

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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.