Mask Masking, Assam

Mask Masking at Sangri Satta, Majuli is one of the traditional cultural exuberance of the people of Assam. This form of culture is not only a beacon of India’s lost regional art form but also a footprint of religious theater. As the name suggests, Mask Masking at Sangri Satta, Majuli is basically an open air or auditorium bound dance recital played by the efficient actors who wear masks, depicting the expression of various mythological characters & gods, to stage an enchanting folklore of ancient Hindu mythology. With the humming of free spirited natural classical music synchronized with the tunes of drums, air and string instruments, makes you feel lost in the moment and transport you among the stories of the epics and other fables.

The Mask Masking at Sangri Satta, Majuli is a tradition born after the flourishing of the neo vaishnavite sect in Assam, toddling in the fag years of the 14th century CE and bustling from the start of the 15th century CE. After the habitation of the people on the great river island of Majuli, cradled by the ever giving waters of Brahmaputra, this new cultural hub was established. The embers of Bhakti Movement that flared across the medieval India to restore the faith of people on religion and explore its true deep meaning, created this new devotional sect in Assam. This sect not only worships Lord Vishnu but other trinities also. The parts of this sect are called Satta and the Mask Masking at Sangri Satta, Majuli is one of the most predominant forms of worship for the neo-vaishnavites. Visitors purchase the mythological character’s mask and handmade decorative idols.

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