The divine myths of Indian Tribes

The diversity in the religions is like the different colors of the world that create respectful difference among each other for different communities. It also indirectly builds an identity that defines the role of distinguished uniqueness.

To be more precise it gives you a base to find your own way of living a life, a style that will keep you engaged and linked with the nature that encourages every aspect of life. India is like a source of all such spiritual teachings that emphasizes more on the petite causes and understanding that bestows life on earth. Most of the tribes, who are yet to mingle with the colloquial modernization, can still be seen following the concepts that either is based on religious teaching or a regional tradition of worshiping nature. However, externally, the rituals involved may initially seem like a religious ceremony but considering the intense need of environmentalism, these rituals are in fact universally followed but more scientifically. The most interesting fact is that, these practices are the factors that need to be promoted to save earth and its aspects of life.

One of the common practices that can be seen in most of the houses of India is worshiping of Tulsi Plant that is planted in front of every house. This practice gives Tusli plant a religious value in the society and thus, with its highly diverse medicinal value the plant is saved with its continuous role to maintain the ecological balance. Similarly there are many such plants that have its divine value in Indian Rituals which in fact promotes the environment more strongly. The cutting of green trees or an alive tree is a sinful act in many Indian traditional myths, therefore only the dead tree can be used for commercial and domestic purposes that in other words helps to maintain the balance of ecology in the nature. Every deity in Hindu religion is served and offered by following individual likes and dislikes respectively, that covers most of the plants and animals building a cycle that is favored by nature. Some of such practices that precisely have its effective role to save the environment, commonly believed in India are as follows:

1. Hawan Samagri : It is a mixture of various components found naturally, that when burnt, helps to kill many harmful bacteria present in the environment. A yagna ( a kind of bon fire ) is prepared in a more chastened manner and many things such as naturally scented materials, edibles, grains are offered to the fire that produces steam, smoke and heat . These three things purify the air and rain that helps to control both water and air pollution.

2. The Agricultural calendar: Most of the farmers in Indian villages are found to follow their own calendar for harvest, plough, manure and other things that they stringently adhere in their field. This scientifically explains that plants and soil has its right time for harvest and manuring, which if followed, can increase the yield of the crop in a natural manner.

3. The holy place of cow: Cow, in Indian culture has a very divine image in their religious tradition. Today, in the organic revolution, that in fact is a word contrary to the word “chemical”, although it perfectly means natural farming, Cow’s blessing is one of the best factors to promote it. So, indirectly it too plays a vital role in saving the environment from the clutches of chemical exploitation.

4. Nature is God: Indian have gods in every form of nature – Agnidev ( fire god), Jaldev ( Water god), Prithvi ( Earth), Surya ( Sun God), Van devi ( Goddess of forest) etc. It creates a spiritual respect to every form of nature and thus in the language of an environmentalist, a religious method of saving nature.

There are thousands of such myths followed by different tribes in India that in other words is not only binding people to follow one rule but also creating a realization in the minds of those innocent people, who can never understand the environmental science as we modern people do.

Author: Babit

Comments

  1. Nice article, people who live in cities with all the modern amenities must learn a lesson from the tribes still living with the nature in harmony. I have read about Tribal community in India, but I didn’t know much about them. I hope to read more blogs about the Indian Tribal community from you.

  2. Nice blog about various myths of Indian Tribes, thanks for posting it

  3. Nice post

  4. Thanks to every one..

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