Paban Das Baul at Nine Bengali books free download pdf concert, 2009. They can often be identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments. Not much is known of their origin.
They believe in living the world as a half-sanyasi. The origin of Bauls is not known exactly, but the word “Baul” has appeared in Bengali texts as old as the 15th century. Buddhist hymns that are the first known example of written Bengali. The Bauls themselves attribute their lack of historical records to their reluctance to leave traces behind.
The Bauls were recorded as a major sect as early as mid 18th century. Bauls are descendants of a branch of Sufism called ba’al. Votaries of this sect of Sufism in Iran, dating back to the 8th-9th centuries, were fond of music and participated in secret devotional practices. They used to roam about the desert singing. Like other Sufis, they also entered the South Asian subcontinent and spread out in various directions. The madness of the Baul may be compared to the frenzy or intoxication of the Sufi diwana. Baul searches for the divine beloved and finds him housed in the human body.
There are two classes of Bauls: ascetic Bauls who reject family life and Bauls who live with their families. Ascetic Bauls renounce family life and society and survive on alms. They have no fixed dwelling place, but move from one akhda to another. They carry a jhola or shoulder bag for alms. They do not beget or rear children. They are treated as jyante mara or outcastes.
A male Baul can have one or more sevadasis, who are associated with him in the act of devotion. Until 1976 the district of Kushtia had 252 ascetic Bauls. 2000, they numbered about 5,000. Those who choose family life live with their wives, children and relations in a secluded part of a village. They do not mix freely with other members of the community. Unlike ascetic Bauls, their rituals are less strict.
In order to become Bauls, they recite some mystic verses and observe certain rituals. Baul music celebrates celestial love, but does this in very earthy terms, as in declarations of love by the Baul for his bosh-tomi or lifemate. Everyone asks: “Lalan, what’s your religion in this world? Lalan answers: “How does religion look?
I’ve never laid eyes on it. The man of my heart dwells inside me. Everywhere I look, it is he. Wherever I turn, he is right there!
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