Religious Spots in Tura

In the judgement of many people, scholars and researchers, the Garos are animists in their religion and one of its principal belief is in fear and dread of the supernatural powers. The traditional belief of the Grao is that religion is presided over by the “Supreme God” as locally known as “Tatara Rabuga Stura Pantura or Dakgipa Rugipa Stugipa Pantugipa", or the Creator. It is on clear regard, the religion of the Garos is monotheistic with polytheistic stage, it extincts into gross ritualism, in its highest ultimate form, it is purely monotheistic in its origin.

The Garos believed in creation of Earth, all living beings on earth and the heavenly bodies, sea, rain and the wind including lesser gods and thereby have to complete the worship of different objects within eight days, as they believed. Most of the people in the "Garo Tribe" are now Christians. Earlier, the religion of the Garos was a mixture of Hinduism and Pantheism. Like the Hindus and the Buddhists, the Garos believed in incarnation as well of the Spirit in Man. Their belief of incarnation depends on Sin. The Garos believed in many Deities and Gods. Besides the Tatara-Rabuga, who created this earth, there are also the deities of Saljong (God of Fertility), Goera (God of Strength), Choradubi (Protector of Crops), Susime (Goddess of Riches), etc which the Garos believe in.

In all religious ceremonies, sacrifices were vital for the appeasement of the spirits. They had to be invoked for births, deaths, illness and marriages.  Like the Hindus, the Garos used to show admiration to the ancestors by offering food to the departed souls and by erection of memorial stones.

Apart from the other small religious spots/places, the Dargah of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba is also located in Tura.

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