October 1, 2016



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    Ramlila is a theatrical folk reform of the life of Lord Rama, as described in the Hindu sacred epic, the Ramayana. It is a custom which originates in India; the play is enacted per annum over ten succeeding nights, throughout the propitious phase of ‘Sharad Navratras’, which marks the instigation of the autumn. The play is organized in such manner that the last day, which is celebrated as Vijaydashmi day that shows the victory of Lord Rama over evil king Ravana. On this day, the actors are taken out all along with magnificent celebrations and cheering crowd, applauding to a main ground. Here, the final scene is shown where an actor playing Lord Rama kills the effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhakaran and his son Meghanath by setting them on fire and hence giving a message about a victory of good over evil.

    When It Is Celebrated?

    Ramlila is celebrated during the time of Sharad Navratra. Normally, it expands over 10 days re-enacting life narrative of Lord Rama, who is the 7th re-embodiment of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama is known as “Maryada Purushottam”. He had been an inspiration for many people and for  Indian Mainstream. Ramlila has gained admired universal consideration due to its exclusive and vivacious culture widen over a globe.

    How It Is Celebrated?

    Earlier, one of the very first carnivals of Ramlila was staged by Megha Bhagat, who was a disciple of Tulsidas. Mostly in North India, the Awadhi form of Ramlila is enacted. Different regions of India have different styles of performing this amazing from of art. In Ramnagar, Varanasi, the use of different Jhankis and pageants takes place.  Delhi holds many well-known Ramlilas across the city, together with the oldest one on the Ramlila Grounds, outside the historic Red Fort; it was started in times of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. Ramlila is one of its own kind of festival and celebration of the victory of good over evil.

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