Mostly Bhumias took part
in the freedom struggle of this district and their contribution
to the freedom struggle was a unforgetable event. There
is marriage system and the groom elopes the bride. Balijatra
is their main festival Laxman Naik was the proud freedom
fighter of Bhumia.
The Bhumias of Nowarnagpur
district have an intriguing custom, since they wish
to avoid paying the bride price and also arranged marriage
are not welcome. Instead, a boy and a girl in love are
encouraged to elope and the marriage is solemnized later.