CULTURE - FESTIVALS CELEBRATED IN THE RIVER ISLAND OF MAJULI
DEO PUJA (DEORI)
This is the most important puja of the Deoris. They perform this puja on the third Wednesday after Deori bihu commences. Besides offering three goats, pigeons and chicken, etc. in sacrifice on behalf of the whole community, individual contributions for sacrifice are also accepted. It is considered inauspicious if the goats' heads are not severed at one go. So people anxiously wait for news regarding the sacrifice. If the sacrificial animals are in excess, then under the instructions of the bor deori, they are offered for sacrifice on some other appointed day.