Goelkana village was established by the Kutruka clans-people and it is their story of the year round festivals they celebrate in their area and among their clans-people. “Every village has a Jani or priest who worships Dharni Penu or Mother Earth and other deities of that village. Generally a Jani’s son becomes
Land types define the different forms of farming systems practiced by the Kondh farmers. The famers shared this diverse range of farming systems that defines their cultures around land. “In our area we generally have four types of lands where practice different forms of farming. It is khala, dhep, madhyam and gudia.
The story of shifting cultivation among Kondhs is one of deep love for the land and crops as well as one of intense knowledge of the land and crops. This story is told by the Majhi, village headman and bejuni, village priestess. Shifting cultivation is called ‘nehela thasa’ in Kui, language of
During the course of storytelling with Yudhishtir Saraka of Kachapaju, he told us two creation or evolution myths popular among Kondh adivasi villages. One story is of a Kui Noah’s Ark and one story is about the Kui Adam and Eve. Which is their actual story ? Readers can decide ! ‘One
This is the story of how the Saraka clan, one among the many Kondh clans of Odisha, evolved. Yudhishtir Saraka recounts the evolution story as he learnt from his father and grandfather ......... “Originally the people from the Saraka clan inhabited the mountains of Kandhamal district in three major areas called Odabundru,