Santal people celebrates Janthar bonga when paddy get ripen,
they worship to bongas and acknowledge their gratitude for helping them in good
production of crops. Before bringing them to
the house they bring this to
sacred ‘Sal’ tree and worship it then later it enables them to take those crop
home. That same night, the Nayake(priest) happens to sleep on mate. On the
worshipping day,the priest takes the ripen paddy to ‘Jaher than’ where Nayake,
Kudam Nayake worship the Marang buru, Jaher Era, Dhorom gosai, Modeku turuyku. Sacrificial
of Cock or pig is given and is cooked with cereal of rice and eaten by the
Nayake while worshipping
and worshipers together.
Nobody reap or bring the paddy to the houses before the ‘Janthar bonga’ .
In this way Santals are dedicated to nature and they worship
the nature-Bongas when they cultivate crops
they do ‘Erok bonga’ and as well as when it crops get ripen they do ‘Janthar
Bonga’ .This is how they respect the nature and show their gratitude toward the