Assam Karbi Anglong

Christian Karbi Families Embrace Ghar Wapsi in Diphu Ceremony

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Thursday, March 21, 2024
Karbi Anglong
Christian Karbi Families Embrace Ghar Wapsi in Diphu Ceremony
Tribal Families in Assam Return to Ancestral Faith in 'Ghar Wapsi' Movement
Christian Karbi Families Embrace Ancestral Religion in Diphu Ceremony
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Diphu, 21 March, 24: In a notable development, a significant number of tribal people in Assam's Karbi Anglong district have opted to revert to their traditional faith, marking a pivotal moment in the ongoing 'Ghar Wapsi' movement in the region. In a solemn religious ceremony held in Diphu on March 18, thirty-five Christian Karbi families embraced their ancestral religion, Barithe Dharma, under the guidance of the Karbi Kurpho Amei at Serlongjon.

During the ceremony, one hundred and fifty individuals from these families actively participated in rituals symbolizing their return to Barithe Dharma, their indigenous religious practice. Offerings were made to Karbi deities Hemphu, Mukrang, and Rasinja, symbolizing their renewed dedication to the traditional faith. The Karbi Kurpho Amei, following Karbi customs and traditions, honored the returning families for their decision.

Tansing Bey, President of Karbi Kurpho Amei, shared with local media that these families, originating from areas like Bokajan, Nilip, Rongkhang, and Langsomepi, collectively chose to embrace their native religion once again. Esteemed Karbi leaders such as Pratap Terang and Joysing Terang, known for their involvement in Karbi Customary Law, were present at the ceremony to witness and support this significant revival of traditional beliefs.