When 50-60 villages consists together a
‘Pir’ is formed, it is upper unit of group of village. Pargana is the head of
pir. This is why he is called as Pir Pargana. He is a elected personnel of the
pir. He is elected by the majhi of the belonging villages , once in every five
He is a adminstrative head of the pir.
Undecided village level disputes, disputes among the villagers of different
villages , Public grievances on drastic social offence , are brought to the
notice to the pir pargana and pargana decides the case with the consultation of
majhi of other villages. The accused are punished. Pir Pargana is vested with
the power to impose only monetary punishment on the accused.
Pargana has no such salary. Sometime he
gets some portion of the money collected as punishment from the accused as to bear few expenses of his and the rest is
divided among the manjhi and villager . The money is very less in comparison to his
service. The honor he receives from the public as Pir Pargana is the only pride
of his service. He too lives common life like other villagers.
Pir Dihiri :
Dihiri is nominated person of the ‘Pir’.
He is responsible for the welfare of the people living in the ‘Pir’. He
worships God and Goddess of local hills who seem to be responsible for causing
rain and warding off the epidemic.He
has to responsibility to act as priest during Jantal Festival.
Dihiri has no such remuneration. Only in the eve of festive
occasions, he and his family members collect rice, salt, oil, vegetable from
the villagers as festive food.
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