Wooden Baul Statue is handcrafted and is widely appreciated for excellent art sculpture craftsmanship. These artefacts will enhance the beauty of the interior decor, is a great item for gifting purpose, a unique Artefact for Art Lovers and can be a great marvel of attraction for your living rooms. These product can easily be hung/fixed on a wall as a wall hanging.
A few centuries ago life was not so simple in Bengal, a province in the eastern part of India. The society was under the gloomy mist of rigid conservatism, superstitions and prejudices, religious fanaticism, class discrimination and severe economic disparity. As an extension of the sahajiya faith, a new philosophy emerged then which tried to close down the gaps and make life existent in a peaceful harmony. The followers of this philosophy of life are known as “Bauls”. They believed in living a simple life without any discrimination. Much about their origin is not clearly known. But Baul thought has mixed elements of Tantra, Sufi Islam, Vaishnavism and Buddhism. “Bauls” used to spread their ideology through songs which were completely in oral form till 19th century. They used to have typical musical instruments, frequently used were “ektara” ( one-stringed “plucked drum” drone instrument, carved from the epicarp of a gourd, and made of bamboo and goatskin) and “dotara”. Their songs are exceptionally simple, intertwining a deep sense of mysticism, a longing for oneness with the divine. These “Baul Sangeets” (songs) had deep impact on many songs written by Rabindranath Tagore (Rabindrasangeet). Lalan Fokir is one of the widely known and highly acclaimed “Baul” of all generation who had great contribution in cultural and social reform of Bengal and its people. Every year, in the month of Falgun (February to March), “Lalon Smaran Utshab” (Lalon memorial festival) is held in the shrine of Lalon in Kushtia, Bangladesh, where bauls and devotees of Lalon from Bangladesh and overseas come to perform and highlight the mystics of Lalon. In the village of Jaydev Kenduli, West Bengal, India, a fair is organised each year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti where many “Bauls” from different parts of India and overseas come and perform together.