- They live in districts- Mandla, Balaghat, Durg, Bilaspur and Shahdol.
- Most of the people are of black colour, long hair, strong body and tattoos on body.
- 55% of this janjati are engaged in agriculture directly or indirectly. Also they sell honey in market after taking from the forest.
- Baiga Development Authority – for their development give facilities for education, health and Technology.
- Today also theydo hunting and animal husbandry also.
- Commonly men of this janjati wear bundy and Pataka.
- Folk songs- Karma, Dadariya, Jharpat etc
- Musical instruments are are Nagara, Flute, Turahi and Tambura
- Dances– Karma, Shaila and Reena.
- Unlike the customary tradition , in Baiga the celebratory procession escorts the bride to the site of the wedding.
- Bride is called Turi and groom is called Tura.
- In this janjati on birth of child, head of village is invited and with wine rituals is being done.
- They sell and buy their product of forest in Haat Bazar every week.
- They worship Chandi, Narayan Dev etc
- All of them follow Sanatan Dharma
- Important festivals are Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja etc
- Shiksha guarantee Yojana by Madhya Pradesh government under which toprovide education to all deprived section of the society.
- Self help groups are there in Baiga women for their self-development.
- They live in Saharana means group so they are called Sahariya.
- They make Bidis using Tendu leaves.
- They only eat once in a day.
- During harvesting period education of children got impacted.
- For teaching Sahariya janjati Sahariya teachers are only there.
- Languages– Awadhi, Braj, Hindi etc.
- They worship Bhagwan and believe they are creators of world.
- Mainly they worship Ganesh Ji, Hanuman Ji and Sheetla Mata.
- They are being oppressed by moneylenders.
- Government is working for their self-reliance by Sahariya Vikas Yojana
- They are fighters clan.
- In the Battle of Haldighati they played an important role with Maharana Pratap.
- They use to wear earrings of silver.
- They believe in Super Natural phenomena.
- They celebrate Raksha Bandhan with full enthusiasm.
- First they try to solve the problem in their own community but in extreme case they went to police station or courts.
- Today they are taking benefits of government benefits in occupation.
- They do agriculture and animal husbandry they also do fish farming also making farmpond in farm fields.
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