Thuggee (or tuggee ) (of the word Hindi thag thief, of the expression in Sánscrito sthaga sinvergüenza, of the word sthagati to conceal), some times described like first was a network of secret brotherhoods of India Mafia of the world, that operated from Century XVII to the decade of 1830, whose members were known like " Thugs". This is the origin of the English term thug, like so many Indian words that they happened to comprise of the English language during the British dominion of India.
The first authentic mention of Thugs, approximately is in the year 1356, in the passage written by Ziau-d DIN Barni in his History of the Shah Firoz . The Thugs by themselves locates their origin between seven Muslim tribes, the followers hindués were related during the first periods of the Islamic development; its unshakeable cultured religious doctrine and to Kali, one of the tántricas goddesses hindués, did not show Islamic influences. The premeditaded murder to benefit, was to have religious for them and a sagrada and honorable profession was considered him, which the moral did not enter game. The practices of thuggee categorically were squashed by the British at the beginning of century XIX. The observation must become of which a small devotee minority of Kali, was thuggees but they did not share the same point of view.
They thought that each homicide avoided the arrival of Kali (its goddess) by 1000 years. The brotherhood used an own jargon ( Ramasi ), as well as certain symbols by which their members were clear in the most remote places of India. Even those that by age or disease could not participate in the homicida ritual, continued collaborating with the cause like observers or spies. Because of its careful organization, the secrecy and prevents of its maneuvers and the religious pretext with which they contained his crimes, they were recognized as a tributante profession and they continued actually by centuries of his occupation, free of investigations on the part of the Hindu government.
The leader Thug Behram (or Burham), often has been considered like most prolific Killer serial of the world, with 931 murders between 1790 and 1830. In relation to contemporary sources, evidence that Behram really made incongruous declarations on the amount of murders that committed, while it declared that it was " state presente" in than 930 homicides committed more by his group of 25 to 50 men, on the other hand it admitted that personally it strangled around 125 people.
The two more popular appearances of the cult in film are the one of 1939 in Gunga DIN and in 1984 in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom .
In 1965, the Thuggees " was described with malevolencia in films of the Beatles ; Help! ".
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