India is a country with unity in diversity. In India, people follow different religion and have different cultures. Adivasi culture has its own importance in the Dahod and Panchmahal district of Gujarat state. The Adivasi people have different lifestyle living in mountainous regions. Their dressing style, food, musical instruments, weapons are different from other tribal people. This paper presents an overview of the traditional marriage practices of the Adivasi community. The detailed study of each occasion or ceremony offers a clear interpretation of how groom and bride are selected, engaged, various vidh is or ceremonies, different customs, rites and rituals regarding marriage, etc. The different songs sung during each ceremony gives an interesting overview of marriage practices carried out according to the Adivasi (Bhil) tribe. It also includes the practice of dowry system which is a curse for the society. But the marriage practices of the Adivasi tribe has its own importance in the society.
Cite this article:
Varun Kumar Damor. A traditional study of Marriage Practices of Bhil Tribe with reference to Jhalod Taluka in Dahod District. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2020; 8(1): 18-22. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2020.00003.1
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