#Tradition of Ramlila#

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Ramlila is a dramatic folk Katha based on the life of Lord Ram, ending up in a ten-day battle between Lord Ram and Ravan, as described in the Hindu religious epic, the Ramayana.

This is a tradition that originates from the Indian subcontinent, and now spread to other continents as well. The Ramlila is staged over ten successive nights.

Ramlila starts with the Dussehra festival.

Usually, the performances are timed to culminate on the festival of Vijayadashami day, which commemorates the victory of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravana.

On Vijayadashmi, the actors of Ramlila and viewers are taken out in the form of a procession through the city. The procession leads up to a Mela ground where the enactment of the last battle takes place.

At last, giant effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhakarna and his son Meghanath are set to fire. Then the coronation of Rama…

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4 replies

  1. Very interesting. and very rich and colorful features on the costumes as well. It feels very lively and full of joy!

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