• Pramod Ranjan deposited Mahishasur in Mahoba-1 in the group Group logo of Festivals, Rituals, Public Spectacles, and Popular CultureFestivals, Rituals, Public Spectacles, and Popular Culture on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago

    Mahishasur was the mythological hero of the Bahujan communities of India. According to D.D. Kaushambi, Mahishasur’s realm was Mahoba in Bundelkhand. In connection with the research for my book, I reached Mahoba on 2 October 2015. Mahishasur’s memories still survive in the folk traditions of Mahoba. He is known as Maikasur, Kaaras Dev, Gwal Baba, etc in this area. Almost every village in Mahoba has a place for him. There are no idols of Mahishasur, only raised platforms made of clay. Unlike in the Brahmanical tradition, Mahishasur does not live in temples. He lives on clay platforms under the open sky.