Priyanka Tudu* & Kunul Kandir
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 13th November, 2020 ; Revised : 15th December, 2020
Abstract:- The santhal tribe is the major tribe of the state of Jharkhand. The present study focuses on the plants which are used in the festivals of santhal tribe. The rituals and festivals of santhal tribe are unique to them. The santhals of Dumka district observe various festivals in different seasons. They use plants as an essential component in festivals. The present paper is an attempt to analyse the use of plants with respect to their use in various festivals by the santhal tribe in Dumka district of Jharkhand. The use of plants in various festivals throughout the year represents their religious culture and folklore.