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|People Name:||Gond Muria|
|Christian Adherents:||0.94 %|
|Online Audio NT:||No|
|People Cluster:||South Asia Tribal - Gond|
|Affinity Bloc:||South Asian Peoples|
The Muria are a group of the Gond and are a scheduled caste. They live in the Bastar region of Madhya Pradesh. They are not vegetarians and eat rice. Clan names are used by them as surnames. They have cross-cousin marriages and the dead are buried.
The Muria are cultivators and they also sell products that come from the forest. They have a traditional village council to look after them. Hinduism is their religion. They are skilled at basket making. They use traditional medicines rather than using modern medicines.
The Muria have a comb that represents love and friendship.
An oral tradition in Gond Muria culture: There was a great rain and the first world was drowned. But Gajabhimul put a brother and a sister--their names were Kawachi and Kuhrami--in a gourd called Dadha Burka Kawachi. This gourd drifted to and fro until at last it ran aground on a great rock. Mahapurub sent out a crow to search for men. The crow flew and flew and flew: what did it see? It saw water and a gourd on a great rock. … From the gourd Kawachi and Kuhrami came out."
Pray that the Muria council leaders will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.