The Precaution Science of Traditional Folk Worship to Pandemic Disease

  • M Anbarasu Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Agronomy (Farm), Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7970-4454
  • A Gurusamy Professor, Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • D Udhaya Nandhini Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Sustaining Soil Health, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Folk worship, Village deity, Culture, Kappu, Thoranam, Disease

Abstract

India is primarily in the village culture. The majority of the population lives in a village. There have unique deities for every village. Most of the traditional folk worship directly or indirectly related to human health, especially for precaution measures of pandemic disease. During the ritual ceremonies, use lots of medicinal plants like Karakam, Kappu, and Thoranamto prevent the disease. Many village ritual protocols have represented the self-discipline, self-cleaning, and protect the society, particularly epidemics disease, in the name God worship. Like the corona virus is a pandemic disease to keep in this view also useful to prevent based our cultural knowledge for further generations. The ancients were taught by the rituals of science in an age of illiteracy, so we have to realize the science behind the rituals of tradition, we must move on to the next generation.

Published
2020-07-02
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Anbarasu, M., Gurusamy, A., & Udhaya Nandhini, D. (2020). The Precaution Science of Traditional Folk Worship to Pandemic Disease. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 8(1), 203-206. https://doi.org/10.34293/sijash.v8i1.3176
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