Culture & Heritage
A piece of nature is Abujamad: Abuz means literally meaning that the mountain is not extinguished and the meaning of Mad means mountain. If Abujamad means to get out of Gondi, it will be easy to explain, because it is in the mountains of Ganar in the mountains, it is called Madiya and it is also the word of its caste. These people went to the mountain from the plain area to cultivate the leftovers and remained there for the same reason, so they live with their tolerant, language dialect all the tribal areas. Despite not having basic needs, the art of living with all its needs in nature’s lap is the specialty of this tribe.
Ghotul: This practice is the social organizational form of youth of the Gond tribe, where young people are educated of future life. These young people are called Chalik-Mottei in the local dialect. This practice is seen in the comprehensive teaching form in the Gond tribe. Various developments are given through various activities such as dance, song. Ghatul’s administrative system has been quite tough. There has been a provision for penalties on its violation, which also did not cause any disruption to the villagers. This organization offers free support in the system from social structure like birth to death, in return, the villagers respect them by doing food and so on. Now this practice is gradually becoming extinct.
Caste-tribe and Dialect: The tribal society of Bastar celebrates the original resident of Yanha. Gondi, Halebi and Abuzamadi speaking people living in Narayanpur speak a dialect but the contact dialect of this is halabi. These tribal dialects include their folk songs, folk tales, puzzles, etc. which gradually developed.
Amus Tihar: This is the first festival of the tribal region, it is said that it starts festivals in this region. Amusa Amavasya, celebrated in the new moon of the month of Savan, is celebrated in Chhattisgarh. In Haryana, Hariali is called Hariela Tihar in Chhattisgarh. This festival celebrated in the rural areas is being used to prevent any disease and epidemics. From today onwards, Nagapanchami teaches her colleagues knowing the herbs to make medicines. In the new moon, the farmer worships his agricultural equipments; The festival of the year considers people of all communities and classes with great reverence.
Diwad: The festival of Deepawali is celebrated in whole of India throughout the year, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm, this festival that lasted for five days brings joy and excitement for all sections. Deepawali is not a festival of tribal society; she considers Deepawali instead of Diwad, in which she does not worship Lakshmi Devi, does not burn a lamp in the darkness, but she lights the lamp to wax faith in her folk deities and destroy the power of evil spirits. On the day of Dhanteras, tribals clean the place of goddesses of Gudi, Gathan, barn, and Kadma, and Hell burns in those places on the fourteenth day. Thus tribal society celebrates Deepawali or Diwad.