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Thief Rituals

To make a thief is one of the major traditional practice among the deori community. In several occasion it is performed with different ways. It is believed that if there is drought in the village then making crook of Sakoni (coned bamboo net use to filter Rice Beer) and keep it hidden for sometime cause the rain.

Similarly, to shawl  and place it standing in the pond, also cause the rain. The Deori people use to do these task because rain is the major supplements of irrigation and farming.

During the time of Meji (wooden stall) in Bishu night, it is the tradition to steal the domestic animals like goat, duck, pig and hen etc. and sometime the attack place to vegetable gardens, fire woods and fisheries. This is the tradition so no one can blame the person as thief in lieu of that they had key responsibility to keep their belongings safe and secure way.

 

 

 

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.