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Tiger (Kokna Tribe)

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The mask, representing the Tiger god, is used in a dance at the Bhavada festival of the Kokna Tribe in Maharashtra.

The Tiger Is also associated in Hindu mythology with the goddess Durga. The tiger is her vahana (vehicle), a symbol of unlimited power. It was riding on the tiger that Durga defeated the buffalo-headed demon, Mahisasura, symbolising the victory of good over evil.

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  • Title: Tiger (Kokna Tribe)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Maharashtra
  • Provenance: Maharashtra
  • Type: Papier mache

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