From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, April 25: There is a belief among the Bodos that the curse of Jwhwlao Dwimalu (Bodo legendary hero) upon the Bodos still exists. The Bodo people believe that the fratricidal killings and other incidents that occur among the Bodos are all due to the curse of Jwhwlao Dwimalu.
The villagers of Bhaoragwja, Alangi a remote place under Patgaon police outpost in Kokrajhar district under the aegis of Dwimalu-Sikh-Swmdwn-Gambari Mondir, Haijrai, organized a mass prayer and open shradha ceremony at Bhaoragwja on Saturday with a view to wipe out the curse of Jwhwlao Dwimalu. The prayer ceremony was organized for Bodo legendary heroes Jwhwlao Dwimalu, Sikha, Swmdwn and Gambari Sikhla for the third time this year.
The organizer disclosed that the doudini (sanctified woman foreteller) asked the local people to organize a mass prayer ceremony to remove the curse of legendary heroes. The local temple at Haijrai which was established in 1989, organized the open prayer and shradha ceremony as per the wish of the incarted woman to end the curse.
As part of the programme, the special prayer for Jwhwlao Dwimalu, Sikh Jwhwlao, Swmdwn Jwhwlao and Gambari Sikhla was done in a consecrated place where hundreds of people offered prayer. Two incarted women (doudini) gave mystical sermons.
The organizer said that Bodo legendary hero Jwhwlao Dwimalu used to spend leisure time at Haijrai and so the people had been protecting the Haijrai temple, considering it a sacred place for worship. Sikh Jwhwlao, who fought with the British, was beheaded near Alaikhungri River at the dictate of Senzou Kampa, the chief collector in the southern part of Bhutan under the King of Bhutan. Gambari was also a great warrior while Swmdwn was a chief.
The doudinis were Sumila Basumatary of Bhaoragwja while Jamu Basumatary of No 1 Sujara was a Class-X student.
The temple committee has also been protecting the ‘Santibilw’, just about a km east of Bhaoragwja.