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Tribal religious beliefs and practices: an anthropological study on Kora-Mudi tribe

Author Affiliations

  • 1Anthropological Survey of India, Ranchi Field Station, Kadru, Ranchi-834002, Jharkhand, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (11), Pages 12-16, November,14 (2018)


Religious beliefs and practices have long partial human perceptions from ancient time to present day into tribal world. However, rituals have significant aspects in every religion, and there has beliefs which being the secondary traits. Therefore, rituals performed by the sacred specialists in every religion. Although, Kora's continue their religious belief under the threshold of Hinduism; but they also practice spiritual belief, that means the Kora tribal people has the faith in spirits in their way of life that occupy natural things and occurrences. Moreover, the Kora people practice their traditional worshiping. However, the author of the present paper try to demonstrates a prominent role in religious beliefs and practices and it's also provides cultural depth of Kora tribes of Purulia district of West Bengal, India. Therefore, the study indicates that most of the worships has been done for the material gain for him or for his family; additionally the study also provides that ritual practice among the Kora tribal is the vis-a-vis religious beliefs which concerning the blessings of God in aggressive ambiances of life.


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