Dalit-Bahujans worshipping savarna gods-goddesses

The village we are talking about has a savarna settlement. But Durga idol was not installed in the village this year in the settlement. Durga Puja was organized in only two homes of the village – Deepchand’s and Raghunath’s – both in the kurmi settlement in the village. Forward Press reports

Ambedkarism rejects dwij traditions in their entirety but they are being followed in the Dalit-Bahujan settlements. It is happening in many places in the country. An instance is a Dalit settlement in Babuganj is a small hamlet in Phulpur Block in Allahabad District of Uttar Pradesh State, where, during Dussehra, a person called Deepchand installed an idol of savarna goddess Durga and splurged thousands of rupees on the event.

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