Majuli's Raas Mahotsav is, in all respects, an ode to the leelas of the many named God (Kanha, Govinda and Gopala are most common), many of which find mention during the plays. The prelude to the actual ceremony in itself is very colorful and engaging.
Students from various Satras, all of who are sworn to celibacy, don their masks and practice Satryia dances and Borgeets (religious songs) in preparation for Bhaonas (plays) on the big days.
On the other hand, Puppeteers limber up, loosening their fingers as they get ready to jiggle life into multi-colored dolls with flawless synchronization. Even local villagers from unrelated professions pitch in, tuning their vocal and instrumental skills to lend on the biggest festival that Majuli witnesses every year.