Kond - Religion

The Kond religion has two different forms of ritual within the same tribe, based on two different interpretations of Bura (the supreme being) and his consort Tari (the earth goddess) . The followers of Bura insist that Bura in his struggle with Tari (who rebelled against Bura) was victorious; Tari's followers maintain that Tari was never conquered. According to the Bura sect, Bura created three classes of lesser gods to regulate the powers of nature for man. According to the Tari sect, the beliefs are the same; however, Tari is supreme and must be appeased with her natural food, human sacrifice, which has been replaced by animal sacrifices. Since the nineteenth century Christian missionaries have converted many Konds.

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