In the latest Bengali TV serial Bagh Bondi Khela, the thrilling supernatural serial, Raya draws the ire of the great god Dakshin Rai who places a curse on her husband when they go on a trip to the great Sunderbans. The plot unfolds hereon, and we see how the misadventure plays out. Indeed, the great mangrove forests and the wild tigers that roam there make the Sunderbans a fascinating subject when it comes to folklore. Read on to discover four legends about this magnificent place.
The revered Dakshin Rai is said to be a shape-shifting deity who rules over the beasts and demons of the great Sunderban forests. Everyone bows down to him with respect, and do their best to keep him appeased. This is because if angered, he might just take the form of a tiger and devour whoever has been the cause of it. It is a tradition to pay homage to Dakshin Rai on entering the forest, to keep him from sending any tigers your way!