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August 16, 2013

What do you think ? Are we forgetting our culture and tradition day by day ? Comment.

Your comments ______________________________ # Muchi August 24, 2013 Hoy , abo to hirinz edi yea bo # Ritika September 8, 2013 Hoy sari gebin lai keda # deepak September 8, 2013 SARI KATHA KAAN GEYA , KINTU CHEDAH BO HIRINJ YEDA ONA HON UIHAR LAGTIH KANA # karu majhi September 10, 2013 hamlog sachi me apne aap ko vhultey jh rahey hain , hamari pehchan khattrey me par gayi hai , hamey apna tradition aur culture nai vhulna chaye , Aap sab sey request hai ki hamari pehchan ko mitney nai dena chaiye # sunil murmu September 10, 2013 Respect our culture ,. follow our tradition , and feel proud to be Santal ... # raghunath hansdah September 19, 2013 this is true that we are forgetting our culture , this is due to lack of awareness among the young santals , they are not having interest for santali culture . this is sad but true . one can imaginf that there are many santals , who don't even understand santali , .Santar ror hon bako thikaya aar ror ma ekdom ge bako ror dareyaa ,.Jahan sera hor odah rin gidra ko tahena unko ge bako badaya santali do # Anuj September 30, 2013 May be! # Babita October 5, 2013 NOT REALLY # Dinesh Hansda October 19, 2013 Nit ma pahil khon adi jasti gan akil kobo hamet akada onkare aar ge LAKCHAR bun hara buruya nowage enak' men do. # Tyson Murmu October 20, 2013 Actually,according to my views and gesture I think it's true because generation after generation Santhals gets endangered due to modernize views and attitude of young Educated Santhals.They think Santhals is as same as Hindu Religion [Orthodoxy type] which having meaningless rituals,myths,sacrifices etc.But on other hand,I think they never like Orthodoxy people which effects the social life! I don't want to say much... :3 # Jaynarayan tudu October 23, 2013 This is true for all religion, not only Sarna other religion are also facing similar problem. Great mind have pondered over this. The upcoming generation is not much interested in culture and spiritual life style. Most of the current generation people are getting victimized by what we call western culture. The western culture is also called as materialistic culture. The current generation is interested in money, prestige, power, and women. So this is a problem. What is cause? contemporary sages have said that our current education system does not teach us what is the goal of life and how it can be achieved. Current system does not teach us about value system like love, respect, sympathy, and co-operation. About Sarana religion, the situation is really not that good. We need a great soul who can teach us about Sarana religion. We need to know the philosophy behind our culture and religious practice. Once the philosophical foundation get strong that helps us to revive the religious culture. We need a standard literature which can teach us the philosophy of Sarna religion. We need to know what Sarna religion teaches us on "Goal and meaning of life". To get all these things we have no other way but to pray to Marangburu Lita thakur for their mercy. # Shiblal Soren December 12, 2013 We are realy forgetting our culture ,language & religion due to the lack of love for the own language & culture.Because nowadays those santhal people are working above the post of Group-C and that peoples children are not interested speak in santali languge due to the ashamed off tribal /adivasi but he does not understand that important of mother tounge,religion & etc. We should proud that we are a santhal. Those people have already adopted a Christian religion & such kinds of people are not to be said santhal because they have lost their identity & integratity about santhals. Now at present time we should make /start a 'Young Santhal nabazagaran' & i request all the adult that plz make a beutiful unity worlds for santhal. # ANAND MANJHI (SOREN) December 19, 2013 yes its 101% true that we are forgetting our culture and tradition day by day. the reason behind it we are hesitating speak our language in front of other people means public place.....now i am wandering that if we cannot respect our language then how we suppose that we can save our culture and tradition for our new generation........day by day santhali people visit or migrate one place to other place from their native place and they learn and grab other culture and tradition.....and then they feel that our culture is different & inferior than other culture....thats why we hesitate to discus about our language, culture, religion, tradition and so on..... # Bimal Saren December 25, 2013 We are ignoring our culture and tradition more, than forgetting it. And this type of blunder is being committed mostly by the educated santals. This is a shame to us. Kichhu kichhu olo: parhaw ched aka: hor diku samang re horte ror do lajaw ko aikawa, arhon chakri njam somoy do duru duru ko njir chala: a: ST kowa:reserved quota khon chakri njam lagit te. Ado nonkan hor ko sari dahar te agu ko lagit do abu joto kogi laha hiju: huyu: tabona. karon mit tang akilan hor somaj khon eta: sech e koyo: lekhan abuwa: somaj rena: gi khoti do huyua: # Basudev Hansdah June 05 , 2014 Dear All, Its very much true that, lots of changes are happening in Santhali culture like other cultures in India. If we introspect it deeply, the root cause for these is the change in soci- economic environment. Now many Santhal are moving out of the concentrated Santhali area to places where Santhal dominance is thin. This has resulted in dilution of our culture . Unlike other culture, ours being a co-operative model culture all our traditions are carried out in mass gathering whereas other culture traditions are confided even to a single family so to speak. Hence most of the Santhals, working in cities are not getting that environment to maintain our lovely culture. On the other hand, the cultures in villages has also been diluted to a greater extent albiet less compared to those Santhals living in city. Somebody has rightly said" Nothing is constant except change". So we may have to accept changes, but to the extent it does not extinct us from the world. ______________________________
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______________________________ # Sarna santhals should write their religion as "Sarna" only and not "Hindu" . # Santhals having same surname should not marry each other. # Please don't hesitate to speak santhali in public places . # "Sarna Santhals" and "Christian Santhals" are requested not to hate each other . # Handi , a traditional drink of Santhals , should not be consumed on a regular basis . # Parents are requested to teach their children Santhali language , so that at least they can speak & understand the same. # Aware people living in villages , that "dan" / "jugin" / "dahni" does not exist. ______________________________

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» Santhals , mostly found in the states of Jharkhand , Odisha  & West Bengal  . Besides these  three  states Assam , Bihar & Chattisgarh also having a small population of Santhals . There is also a significant Santhal minority in neighboring Bangladesh , and a small population in Nepal .

Most of the Santhals  follow "Sarna" religion , but "Christianity" is also being followed by a few people . They celebrate mainly three festivals in a year , "Sohrai" , "Saakrat" & "Baha" . 

Santhals worship "Marang buru" & "Jaher aayo" . They love the nature . 

In ancient times , each Santhal having a specific surname had to do a specific work , but now , at present , situation is not like that. 

"Ol-chiki" , the Script of Santhals , was invented by Pdt. Raghunath Murmu , in 1925 . It was a great invention . Now a days , "Ol-chiki" is being taught in many Schools , basically in West Bengal . 

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Santhal , the largest tribal community in India .

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We , the santhals are growing very fast in all the areas. But we must not forget our tradition , culture and art. We should not feel shy talking in santhali with each other in public or private places . It is being observed that many of us are not using santhali language while talking to each other . This might not happen . 

Do love and respect your culture and religion . Our tradition and culture is unique .

At present , many of us are at the  top level in various companies and organisations. Kindly help , suggest , guide and give support to the juniors so that they may also get a good chance to live a better life . 

Now a days , santhali classes are  being introduced in few more areas of Jharkhand , West Bengal and Odisha. Ol- Chiki has been introduced  in many schools and  few  registered organisations  are   providing a platform for santhals to learn Ol -Chiki . They are  providing informations about   our culture , tradition , art , history , religion etc. 

Feel proud to be a santhal .

Johar !!!! 

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