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Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2020

Nature Centered Belief of Konguvelalars

Jothimani T
Department of Tamil, Periyar University, Salem - 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India.
Sundaramoorthi M
Department of Tamil, Periyar University, Salem - 636 011, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2020-05-07


  • Nature,
  • Konguvelalars,
  • Birds,
  • Animal and Trees

How to Cite

T, J., & M, S. (2020). Nature Centered Belief of Konguvelalars. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(3), 15-27.

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Belief plays a significant role in human life. It forms the basis for various activities of human life. People living in a particular cultural environment are found to have shared beliefs with certain beliefs that are specific to a group alone. These specific beliefs are created because of Ethnicity, Environment, Occupation and Life style of the group. Konguvelalars have unique beliefs centered around nature because of their close relationship with nature, trees, plants, animals and birds, which are different from the beliefs held by the other people who are living in the same region. This assumption forms the basis of this research. It is essential to identify the reasons behind these unique beliefs because they can be lost over a period. Uthagarai in Krishnagiri district is chosen as the study area for this research to identify the reasons behind these unique beliefs.


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