Bhopal: Ruieh, a wooden ritual plate of Nicobarese community of Andaman and Nicobar islands, is this month’s first Exhibit of the Week, which has been displayed on the official web site and social media pages of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.
The exhibition that started from Monday is half of newest and widespread on-line sequence of the museum. The top and width of the exhibit, collected from the Nicobarese community of Andaman and Nicobar in 1989, are 197 cm and 105 cm respectively.
Museum assistant keeper Sudeepa Roy mentioned the wooden ritual plate serves a highly effective means to talk with the religious and ancestral world. The spirits of the lifeless might seem in several types like sacred birds, mythological characters or mixture of each. The painted board is made to repel evil spirits. It additionally attracts good spirits to the place the place it is put in and is believed to finish misfortune, sickness and dying.
Museum director Praveen Kumar Mishra mentioned Ruieh is a medium to categorical community’s perception within the Universe. They imagine that each individual, object is possessed by a spirit. The deceased members get assimilated in universe within the kind of spirits who should be honoured and ritually propitiated to carry luck to the household.