Religion and rituals play a vital part in every society. They are part of their everyday life. In tribal life, the religious practices and patterns are critical as their lives revolve around them. The present paper will discuss the aspects of religion and rituals associated with it in the life of the people of the Paraja tribe, as shown in Gopinath Mohanty's novel Paraja. It will also highlight the nature of tribal religion in general. They have a firm belief in their gods even in their adversities, as they believe that their gods can never betray them. The people of the Paraja tribe profess their tribal religion, which is an admixture of animism with later addition of elements of Hinduism by external influence.
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