Our Forefathers

Mahabali Baba Chauharmal

Chauharmal Baba

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It has been learnt that Baba Chauharmal was born on 04 April 1313 in the Dhavrani Tola of Mokama (Near Patna) Taal on auspicious day of Chaitra Purnima and after about 120 years, he died on 01 November 1433. His father's name was Bihari Mal and mother's name was Raghumati. Some people/author also considers their birth place at Gram Anjani (Mokama) Patna. Baba Chauharmal was physically strong, sensitive, graceful abstemious person. They used to go to other nearby villages to resolve social disputes within the society. Mahabali Baba Chauhramal was a well-known, respected and popular social-thinker at that time. He had an amphitheatre in Charadih of Mokama Tall, where they used to wrestle in the morning and evening. At that time Pehalwani was of great importance and the skilled wrestler won many battles from the sticks. Baba Chauharmal was the most powerful wrestler of the time.

Baba Chauharmal is the God of Dusadh caste. Baba Chauharmal is worshiped with great fanfare and reverence in every house of Dusadh community. Time to time special event is also organized on marriage, festivals and other special occasions in the name of Baba Chauharmal.

Gorayya Baba

Gorayya Baba

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Gorayya Baba is the penates of a Dusadh community. They worship ‘Him’ in their in the form of clay/brick pindi. A pindi is also located outside the village area, where other people of the village worship. The prasad that are offered during puja is eaten/taken by people of different castes. They are worshiped together with sweets etc. Gorayya Baba provides protection to all from bad evil and fulfils their wishes.

Rahu Baba

Gorayya Baba

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It is believed that Rahu Baba, the deity of Dusadh community, was born in Morang district in the valley of Nepal in BC 913 i.e. 350 years before Buddha's birth. The name of Rahu's father was Bhairav. The entire Mithilanchal area of Bihar and all the places where there is a lot of population of Dusadhas, the puja of Rahu Baba happens in every Dusadh’s home with great fanfare and faith. They are worshiped especially on the occasion of marriage and other social rituals. The information that is received from fiction, folk music, chronic traditions and practices is authentic, and it affirms the fact that Rahu Baba is the total God of Dusadh. Great Rahu Baba was martyred in the defence of his motherland and native inhabitants. The way Rahu Baba was martyred, the memory is still alive through the Dusadh society in the form of "Rahu Puja". Presently the method of Rahu Puja is symbolized by setting fire to the forest of Bamboo and climbing bamboos by Rahu Baba to save life. Rahu Puja is the biggest ritual performed by Dusadh. Such a great method is not done by any caste in any worship. This is a ritual worship day and night and puja is proformed by a priest, called Bhagat. At the time of worship rituals Bhagat wears dhoti painted in yellow colour. Before Puja Bhagat spends the whole night sleeping on a grass known as Kusah. It is pertinent to mentioned here that the fire and the sword have special significance in Rahu Puja.

Raja Sahlesh

Raja Sahlesh

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It has been considered that Raja Sahlesh, a generous King, was king of northern Bihar (Morang, Nepal region). He was the son of Mahaprataapi Rahu. Raja Sahlesh are worshiped in the form of temple gods and village idols. More information about Raja Sahlesh is available through folk songs. In Nepal, especially in the Morang area, he is known as 'Raja ji'. In most of the villages of Mithilanchal, there are small statues made of wood or clay mainly under the banyan tree and peepal tree and on this Raja Sahlesh is worshiped. Information related to King Sahlesh is found in folk songs and stories because there is no written history on them. The capital of Raja Sahlesh was Mahisotha fort, which is at present located about twelve miles from the north-eastern border of Nepal, west and India-Nepal border. Now this place has become a tourist spot and around this there is a flower garden of Raja Sahlesh where used to worship. Raja Sahlesh was a brave king and he used to solve the problems of the people of all castes and advices the solutions.

King Makra Manjhi

It is believed that King Makra Manjhi was very glorious, mighty, warrior and a great king. They were fair and honest in all respect. At that time their cognition spread all around. In his reign, people lived a happy and peaceful life. He had many millions of brave soldiers and huge palace. It is presumed that the enclosure of the palace was up to two miles and a deep trench was engraved around it. The Dusadh King Makra Maanjhi lived in a fort, near Chhapra (Bihar) which has also been mentioned in the Bengal District Gazetteer of 1907.