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  • Date Submitted: 10/08/2012 09:16 AM
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People & Lifestyle - Magnificent At Heart
Most people in the state of Madhya Pradesh lead their lives on a slow and easy pace. Not many parts of the state can be exactly called developed and most of the areas of the state are inhabited by tribal People. There are in all 45 districts and 23 of them are primarily tribal dominated. But rest of the district are developed enough to compensate and help the state keep up with time. Apart from the tribal community, people of Hindu religion form the remaining portion of the population. You will also find small number of Parsis, Jains and Muslims here. The geographical aspect of the region has been a prominent decider on the distribution of communities in the state. The tribes that have been living in the state from olden times have been living in the shelter of Vindhyas. Thus making them impervious to any outside intrusions. This helped them maintain their culture and customs safe and continue it till the present day.
Tribes In Madhya Pradesh
The most prominent tribes in Madhya Pradesh are Gonds, Bhils, Bhilals, Korkens and Kols. They indulge in various activities to earn their livelihood. Earlier they were semi nomadic people but most of them have now settled down and have choosen their occupation. The Khaiwas and the Panikas are into agriculture whereas occupation of Mangetri Pradhans is singing and dancing. Some tribes have slowly moved to the outskirts of the developed areas to find more rewarding profession. They generally work in shops, as street hawkers or as factory workers.
Customs and Traditions
There customs and traditions are also quite different. The most prominent being the custom of Ghotul. This ritual is for unmarried boys and girls of Muria tribe. The Ghotul is a kind of a hut or a group of huts where these young kids gather after sunsets. Here they are taught about the moral values and discipline that one should have. They also indulge in many fun activities that also turn out to be educational. This...

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