Bhubaneswar: Guests can go to the Didayi and the Mahal group within the digital tour to State Tribal Museum on sixth December by opening the Twitter and Fb pages @stscdev, @scstrti.
The Didayi group, Malkangiri lives within the stunning however distant, the Kondakamberu hills coated with lush inexperienced forests situated in Malkangiri district of Southern Odisha. The
Didayi a small group of shifting and wetland cultivators. Their occupation are bamboo basketry, weaving of handloom garments, archery, broomstick making, Didayis are polytheists
and their theological pantheon contains a lot of supernatural beings. They consider within the mom Earth and her consert ant-hill. They consider in variety of Gods and Goddess like Buro
Bhairo and Nanagiri, Bangur and Raskuruku, Goa and Sendia, Rau and Aksia, Gond and Suni, Thakran and Burimata, Jainmata and Rekapaidu and Bok and Pa. They observe festivals like
Lendi Pande, Ghia Pande, Sibo Loye Hia, Jugulubar Hia, Ciangei Hia, Diasei Hia, Goesendia Hia, Singuti Hia, Raskurku Hia, Dosra Hia, Rodia Hia, Osarke Pande and so forth. The Didayis are discovered solely in Odisha.
The guests can go to the Mahalis in one other Video. The Mahalis usually lives in Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, keonjhar districts. Their main occupation are palanquin bearers, bamboo craft, wage incomes. Baha, Sharai, Maa-mane are their main festivals and rituals. The Mahalis usually recognized for his or her bamboo work. They promote bamboo baskets within the native markets. A number of of them have taken up cultivation. They stay in multi-ethnic villages. Their
homes consists of two to a few rooms together with a cowshed. The homes are mud walled and have thatched or tiled roofs. Just like the Santal they worship Marang Buru, their supreme deity,
Bana Kuanri, Manreiko Tureiko, Babaji, Bada Chandi and Rang Chandi. This heterogeneous group is split into 5 sections particularly Bansphur (bamboo staff), Patar( basket
makers), Sulunkhi (cultivators and labourers), Tanti (Palanquin bearers) and Mahali Munda ( a sub-group of the Munda tribe). There are cultural similarities between the Mahali, the Santal
and the Munda tribes. Mahalis are divided into a lot of exogamous and totemic clans.
They arrange themselves into a lot of exogamous clan teams. The Mahali village council consists of Naya, the Priest, Majhi, the secular headman, Gadeat, the messenger
and some elders. The village council adjudicates disputes. They like to sing and dance in each festive event.