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Muria Tribe

Murias are found in the forests and plains of central India. They are considered to be the sub-group of the Gond. Muria tribe inhabits areas in Bastar District of Madhya Pradesh.

Farming and hunting are their main occupations. They also rear animals for additional income. Tattooing is very common among the community members. These tribes are renowned for their different dance forms such as Har Endanna, Chhat-Dadar and Karsana.

Murias live in permanent villages, which are found along the Indrawati River. They sleep in bamboo mud, and thatched roof houses. Each village is led by a committee of elders. They worship Budha Deo, Mati Deo (Earth God) and Bhima Devi (the rain bringer).

Updated on 15th July, 2015


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