Hanuman Majuli Mask
Bhaona Play Masks of Majuli, Assam

Rs. 4,230.00

Hanuman, the monkey god, was a devout devotee of Lord Rama and had played a very important role in the battle between Lord Rama and Ravana. On his forehead ‘Hanuman’ bears the white V-sign of Urdhva Pundra tilak. Placed upon it is a colourful, painted ‘crown’.
Because of his bravery, perseverance, strength and devoted service, Hanuman is regarded as a perfect symbol of selflessness and loyalty.  Worship of Hanuman helps the individual to counter the bad karma borne out of selfish action, and grants the believer fortitude and strength in his or her own trials during the journey of life.  Hanuman is also invoked in fights against sorcery and protective amulets depicting him are extremely popular among his devotees.

Masks are an integral part of the mukh-bhaona performances of Majuli Island in Assam.  Masks are a medium of creative expression used in different performances held during festivals, and in the Vaishnavite narrative theatre called the Bhaona. Deeply embedded in the bhakti movement, the origin of the Bhaona form of theatre is ascribed to the great Vaishnava saint, preacher and reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva. The mask or mukha forms an important component of the Bhaona performance, which helps in making the play attractive, expressive and in putting the message across.

Samaguri sattra is a sattra, rather a grihast or a family run sattra, a very well renowned sattradhikar famous for his exquisite work of mask making. 

Located 15kms from Kamalabari is Majuli where the artists  make various puranic or mythological characters. Interesting how they built up a mask from natural things ,bamboo ,clay and cow dung.The masks of Majuli have a uniqueness. These are made of clay, bamboo, cloth etc. Despite the size of the masks these are quite light in weight. Masks are made on all the characters of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Puranas.
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Bhaona Play Masks of Majuli, Assam
Weight
1200 g

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