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Paper Id: IJCIRAS1126
Title: NATURE WORSHIP
Published in: International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies
Publisher: IJCIRAS
ISSN: 2581-5334
Volume / Issue: Volume 1 Issue 10
Pages: 9
Published On: 3/27/2019 9:15:11 AM      (MM/dd/yyyy)
PDF Url: http://www.ijciras.com/PublishedPaper/IJCIRAS1126.pdf
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Name: HAOBAM BIDYARANI DEVI
Institute: MANIPUR UNIVERSITY, IMPHAL, INDIA.
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Research Area: History
KeyWord: Key words: Ancestors, Communities, Nature, Offerings, Sacrifices, Souls, Spiritual, Supreme Being, Worshiped.
Abstract: Nature Worship Haobam Bidyarani Devi, Ph.D. Student, Dpmt. Of History, Manipur University Abstract: Manipur is a tiny state of the North East region of India with its capital in the city of Imphal. About 90% of the land is mountainous. It is a state inhabited by different communities. While the tribals are concentrated in the hill areas, the valley of Imphal is predominantly inhabited by the Meiteis, followed by the Meitei Pangals (Muslim), Non Manipuris and a sizable proportion of the tribals. During the reign of Garibniwaz in the late 18th century, the process of Sanskritisation occurred in the valley and the Meitei population converted en masse to Hinduism. The present paper is primarily focused on Nature worship and animism, belief and sacrifices performed by the various ethnic groups in Manipur. Here the researcher particularly focuses on the Meiteis, (the major community of valley) and the Naga and Kuki-Chin, (the major inhibitors of the hills) and their beliefs about nature and ancestor worship. North East region was mostly home of tribes which like other primitive people believe in spirits who had to be appeased through various offerings and sacrifices in order to have good health, good harvest (being primarily cultivators) and general well-being. In the beginning most of the people of North East India were animist by faith. The word ‘animism’ is derived from the Latin word ‘anima’ meaning ‘breath’, hence carrying the idea of souls and spirit. Animism can thus be defined as a belief that objects and natural phenomena are inhabited by souls or spiritual beings. They believed in the existence of a Supreme Being, in angels, and also life after death. It is apparent that the indigenous inhabitants of Manipur, excluding the Meitei Pangals (Muslims) all believed in animism as also ancestor worship and the existence of both benevolent and malevolent spirits who had to be appeased through various forms of sacrifice.
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HAOBAM BIDYARANI DEVI, "NATURE WORSHIP", International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, vol. 1, no. 10, pp. 28-36, 2019.
MLA HAOBAM BIDYARANI DEVI "NATURE WORSHIP." International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, vol 1, no. 10, 2019, pp. 28-36.
APA HAOBAM BIDYARANI DEVI (2019). NATURE WORSHIP. International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, 1(10), 28-36.
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