Bengali culture, especially Bengali literature is literally beholden to ghosts. Ghosts stories are there at the heart of Bengal, in fact in West Bengal we can come across names of some ghosts and those names are literally sound like weird. In fact for any non-Bangla speaking person probably can’t even pronounce the same properly.
A popular book among Bengalis “Thakhumaar Jhuli” marked that how fascinating Bengalis are always with the concept called Ghost and its culture. Most of the folk tales from almost all regions of Bengal we can find about Ghosts.
Contrasting Ghosts from most other cultures, Bengali Ghosts are often friendly and they often live with human as their neighbors. They often help people sometimes or even they can create problems for them who will annoy those Ghosts.
Ghosts I mean Bengali Ghosts actually live a pretty “normal” life… I mean afterlife or post of their death. So without further adding let me make you recognised with some of the famous Ghosts with whom you can come across while find the way through Bengal.
They are the most elite of all Ghosts. Bramhodoityo is one of the most popular ghosts of the Bengali culture which means when Brahmin if die an unnatural death, then he will became Bramhodoityo. They are said to be seen wearing a white dhoti and the sacred thread and thrive which marked them that they are pure vegetarian food. They are also very helpful and friendly Ghosts, little bit obnoxious too as their massive knowledge they have in the language Sanskrit the Shastras.
These poor Ghosts are turn to be ghosts as their heads were chopped off from their shoulders for any reason. They are constantly in search of their lost heads post of their death.
The Shankhchunni is touted as the ghosts or soul of married women. Their name comes from the fact even after their death they continue wearing bangles made of conch shells which is known as “Shankha” in Bengali language (a typical ornament worn by Bengali Hindu married woman).
Petnis are the ghosts of women who actually died without getting married or sometimes their desire remain unfulfilled. Petnis are often very cunning and ferocious types of ghosts.
5). Mamdo bhoot
Mamdos are said to be reportedly Ghost of Bengali Muslims who died unnatural deaths. These ghosts are often seen wearing caps and having long beards.
6). Gechho bhoot
These ghosts live in trees, so their name is “gechho”, which comes from the Bengali word gachh means trees.
These ghost is obsessed with fish that is why they are regarded as Mechho bhoot. And even after death they can beg, borrow, steal or even can kill for fish.
This is your typical thinking or thought or illusion which is turned ghosts. They attract and misguide lost people, and gradually take them in an isolated area and falling in to in the marshland or water body for which people will finally drown to death.
These fairy-tale Ghosts have only one leg, so they are known as Ekanore. They generally live on palm trees but hunt down naughty children, so naughty children need to stay alert from Ekanore.
They are the literal Bengali versions of witches in Bengali language they are known as Daainis. They are old ladies who practice black magic and live in an isolated area. They are rumoured to abduct children and also turn them into animals or any other creatures.
These ghosts can hypnotize people and also take them into isolated or unknown places, and gradually kill them. Their typical victims are people who are walking alone at midnight at the deserted path.
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