‘Raja Salhesh’ is one of the most popular folklores of Bihar with its representation in different art forms like folk painting, folk theatre or folk songs. The hero of the folklore, Raja Salhesh, is revered by the Dusadh caste as a god with magical powers. The first documentation, which is available in print format, was done by British colonial official and scholar George A. Grierson in 1882. Today, he is remembered as a Dalit who had to endure insults and discrimination on his way to becoming a powerful king. Morals of Salhesh and the honour he earned by winning battles against upper caste kings are a major source of pride for the Dusadh community. But the subject of social pride and visual imagination is adversely impacted by the daily needs of life. Then, transformation begins, in theatre and painting. Today, these practices are on the decline because only few artists are practicing Salhesh theatre and painting and the number is decreasing very fast.