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Tradition of Tel Pani

Tel Pani is the mixture of oil, water, Dhuburi Grass and Tulsi leafs which is to be kept on two separate bowl (left and right) Left bowl is for the women and right bowl is for men.

Deori people use to bury the dead bodies near the river bank and the persons those who visit the burial place to perform the last task, while their return back to home they are welcome by a bits of fire in the courtyard and the rituals to be performed by a feast for those persons.

After competition of all the rituals at the end the group of persons are asked to apply the Tel Pani bowl in their stomach, shoulder and both ears. This practice is made for eradication of any evil soul got attached during the practice and keep clean the self from dead particles.

The mixture of Tel Pani is to be kept on the gate of the house so that the men and women may apply it during departure time.




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.