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1. Nature Talk
2. Man, Nature and Culture
3. Tribal Languages Of Orissa
4. Development of Tribal Areas
5. A Kandha Mixed Bag Narrative of Creation
6. Dr. A. Aiyappan - Pioneer of Post Independence Museum Movement in Orissa

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A Kandha Mixed Bag Narrative of Creation
Tripathy, Dr. Biyotkesh

 

    What was happening, sir, so to say, in ancient times, Basuki having trembled [the universe having collapsed because of the shaking of Basuki, the snake that held the earth up], there was no heaven above and Patala, down below, the earth that is, was all muddy. When it turned into mud, you see, gods and goddesses as well as rakhyasas [demons], all became dirty. When this happened, gods and goddesses as well as humans all were destroyed. When they were destroyed, there was no one left, in whichever direction one looked. So, what to do? Everything was destroyed except two, a brother and a sister. They alone were alive. How they lived was, in the sea there was a boat. They had hidden themselves in that boat. When they stayed, thus hidden, Adi Mata [Primal Mother], the goddess Sarada on earth, Sarala in heaven, Basuki in Patala [the underworld] somehow came to know of this. Having come to know of this, she thought, No one, now, worships me or makes any offering, how shall I create human beings?........ more

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Vol-1 Issue-6
1. Nature Talk
2. Man, Nature and Culture
3. Tribal Languages Of Orissa
4. Development of Tribal Areas
5. A Kandha Mixed Bag Narrative of Creation
6. Dr. A. Aiyappan - Pioneer of Post Independence Museum Movement in Orissa

 

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