A visual description has been made of how the gods and goddesses are worshipped in Chaudhari culture and how ancestors are worshipped. The project's main initiative is to document the rituals performed by the Chaudhari tribals. Additionally, this project aims to question the prevalent history of Chaudhari tribals.
Ancestor worship is a ritual mainly practised among tribals. The natives still follow the same tradition that humans developed before history. When humans learned to live in society, and the concept of the family entered human life, some belief systems were made for their safety.
As someone is the eldest person in the family, the presence of an older person gives us peace and security. The ultimate truth of life is to be seen by all once; after death, that person's existence does not remain in the physical world. One of the reasons for worshipping the ancestors is that people who have passed away but are still with them, satisfaction and peace remain in believing this.
In Chaudhari tribal culture, a particular place is dedicated in the village to the ancestors. And the soul is asked to choose a spot at that place, and the belief system is that ancestors live on their land or farm. The Ghumta or Paliya of the ancestors does not keep leaving their roots. If we talk about deities also, according to tribal mythology, they were riped humans who lived with unripe humans; they can be ancestors too, their place is in forests, and all deities' shrines are around the Tapti River, and all the tribal people here have been worshipping for many years.
If we want to search for a community's history, then that community's cultural element must be related to that history. The customs going on for many years are only connected to this area.