American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Rites of Passage of the Sarania Kacharis of Baksa (BTAD) District of Assam (India)
Sarat Chandra Bhuyan

Rites of passage are completely different from religious rites that comprise of the worship of the nature-gods and different spirits. These special rites are significantly associated with the life cycle of the people. They are known in English by French equivalent Rites-de-passage and popularly known as life crisis rituals. Gennep first suggested this conception to attention. Rites of passage develop an emotional state which facilitates bridging the gap between old and new.They mark the passing of one phase of life and the entry to another e.g. birth, puberty, marriage, initiation to priesthood, death etc. This paper presents a descriptive overview of rites of passage of the Sarania Kacharis of Baksa (BTAD) district of Assam.

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