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Ghirth Tribe




Ghirths are found in Kangra proper and the hills below it. They belong to the sudra division of Hindus. Kandal, Bhardwaj, Pathari, Chhabru, Reru, Badial, Chhora, and Bhattu are the eight sub divisions of Ghirth.

Agriculture is the main occupation of the Ghirths. The people are hard working.

Mostly they worship Hindu gods and goddesses. Jakh (a form of God Shiva) and nag (snake) are also worshipped. On ripening of grains a goat is sacrificed.

Widow marriage is allowed among the Ghirths. The Hindu law of inheritance is followed. The property is equally shared among children even if he/she is an adopted child.



Updated on 15th November, 2005

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