Religion and Culture
In the initial stages the aboriginal tribal society followed
the animistic way of religious life. Animism made religion of all mysteries
and started worshipping the unknown spirit. Any thing which threatened
them and caused death was most powerful for them.
They believed that the spirit is the root cause behind death. This belief
led them to propitiate the spirit. Later it became the ritual. They also
believed that the animals they take as food can be offered to please the
spirit so that they themselves are not harmed. Thus started the concept
of animal sacrifice. They smeared the objects of their faith with blood
as they felt blood was something important for life. Mysteries confused
their minds. Superstitions became part and parcel of their faith. They
followed curious customs for social life and also followed strongly the
cult of the dead.
The Nagas worship a strange shaped stone. It is on a hill top and is called
Lai-Pham. Heaps of rice, leaves, flowers and tobacco offerings are seen in front
of the stone. Maram Nagas believe in Rain deity. Quireng Nagas believe that
Kampinu deity established hills for them. The Kabuis believe in one supreme
deity but they say that the man was created by Dumpa-poee deity on the direction
of the supreme deity. Mao Nags believe that earthquakes is caused by Pekujike
deity. They translate dreams in different meanings.