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Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

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Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:23 am

Sendra A tradition of Ritual Hunting celebrated in the Month of April-May can be seen in Parts of Jharkhand, Orissa, Bengal and CG. ( Its mainly at the junction point of these states)
Celebrated by the Local Tribal people and they go to the Jungle for an over night Hunting Quest in teams from every villages or few small villages combined, mostly armed with traditional weapons. After a Detail Puja and other custom done the sendra Teams dispatched for near by jungles.As any sort of hunting is now banned and this particular event is mostly celebrated symbolic and most of the teams are satisfied with some vermin control in near by areas.
Forest Dept and Local Admin Also on toes for a Week to Prevent any Awkward incident.

http://www.avenuemail.in/jamshedpur/93446/93446/

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170506/ ... 150022.jsp

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 736788.cms

(Note:-- Here my only intention to post this topic is to highlight one of the many traditions followed in our Country by different community.)

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Re: Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:36 am

This year again The Tribal Ritual Hunting is organised and will be observed from Today to 15th of may.
approximate estimation 25000/- people will participate in this hunt in different areas of Jharkhand, Orissa, Bengal and some parts of CG where Saranda Forest Touches its boundary.
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Re: Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun May 20, 2018 10:10 am

As its almost a month now the sendra festival is coming to its end. Due to thunder storm and rains the festival is delayed by almost a week. In my near by Jungles like Talsa which is just a KM and Half from my residence, few dozens of Wild boar, Jack rabbit, porcupine and deer were shot down.
We have requested the forest guards to drove the animals to some other areas for time being. but they said that its too much hot day now and they have few man power so they cant help.
I am not sure on whom we should felt pity, the Poor creatures or the Govt. ( Our elected Govt. of course).
I was there almost two hours, though at that time no kill was made even after numerous attempts. Its hardly a hunt rather a massacre. people were shooting arrows and spear without even looking that others were standing on their shot direction. funny thing is many people come from other districts. when we catch some of them, they simply said that they are here with some of there relatives. nothing we can do....

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Re: Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

Postby Hammerhead » Sun May 20, 2018 4:53 pm

25000 people enjoys the tradition, culture and passion of hunting and few wild boars and porcupine and a deer.

I feel sorry for being called VEER to people, they needs to improve their marksmanship - Haji


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Re: Sendra--A Tribal Ritual of Hunting in Jharkhand

Postby Shivaji.Dasgupta » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

ha ha ha. Right on The Marksmanship and " VEER" part. but wrong on numbers.

The Group I Mentioned above post was a small group. about 70/80 People divided in groups. What I heard next day that they shot around 10 wild boars, 3 porcupines. almost a dozen rabbits. one deer and almost 1/2 dozen dove and other birds.
Its a vast area so 50/100 people gathered in groups, mostly few villages joined together and they go to their near by jungles. only a handful try to go deep where actually the elephant corridor exists Till orissa/CG boarder. that's a reserved area.




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