Cart 0

Crafts of India — Manjusha Art (Bihar)

Manjusha Art - A saga of love and sacrifice

Mandawi Verma Manjusha Art (Bihar)

Manjusha Art - A saga of love and sacrifice

An old tale of how a loving and devoted wife fights against all odds for her dead husband and brings him back to life has been told through generations in various forms - Savitri and Satyavan from Madra region, Bihula and Bala Lakhendra from Anga region etc. Although the essence of tale remains the same but the folk tales differ in narrative. The origin of name of the art has an interesting story. “Manjusha” means a boat. Upon request from Bihula, a boat with cover was made to carry the dead body of Bala Lakhendra. The cover  was painted with...

Read more →