Location of Ulpahari
Ulpahari is a village located in Birbhum District of West Bengal. This tribal village is located inside the forest of Birbhum District.
History of Ulpahari
In Ulpahari, the Santhals are living for 200 years.
Demography of Ulpahari
According to the population census in the year 2011, there are approx 1000 families living here.
Culture of Ulpahari
Santhals are mainly an austral tribe in Ulpahari. They use Santhali language in their village, but when they come to a "diku" village they use Bengali language. They call themselves “Hor". Ulpahari is village of poor inhabitants. They believe in ancient culture.
Festivals of Ulpahari
Ulpahari celebrate many festivals like Baha parab, Karam festival, Badna or Souharai festival. Usually they drink homemade wine -Hariya, which is made by mahua flower, rice, yeast and gur at their festivals or daily life. The residents of Ulpahari are all Santhals. They have no temple but have a alter at the village. They even worship Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Kali, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. They follow the Sarna religion along with Hinduism. They believe at Marangburu, Jaheraera, and Manjhi. Santhals pay respect to the ghosts and spirits like Kal Sing, Lakchera, Beudarang etc. and have village priests known as the naikey and shaman Ujha. The animal sacrifice to the Gods is the common practice among the Santhals to pacify the Gods and Goddess of Shantal tribe.