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RAMLILA FESTIVAL, KAPURTHALA

RAMLILA festival was celebrated in Kapurthala during the month of October 2005. Ramlila, basically an enactment of a myth RAMAYANA, is presented as a cycle-play with the story varying from 7 to 31 days. In Kapurthala, it is celebrated for 10 days. The 10th Day is celebrated as Dusherra, it was on Oct. 12. The Ramlila performance evokes a festive atmosphere & enables observance of religious rites. It is also rich in performance crafts such as costume jewellery, masks, headgear, make-up and decoration.

Ramlila with a predominance of jhankis - tableaux pageants; the dialoguebased style with multilocal staging. Enactment of Lord Rama's life through Ramlila, waited by children, who really enjoy the dialogues. It helps them to learn from teachings from Lord Rama's Life and Goddess Sita, Wife of Lord Rama. Ramlila begins with Birth of Lord Rama till the victory over Ravana. One day during Ramlila, Marriage procession of Sri Ram Called 'Rambarat' is held every year. Thousands of people gathered in streets to have a look at various Tableaux pageants (Jhankis).

Lord Ram Barat : Bharat & Shatrugan 
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Children enacting during Ram Barat
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Tableaux  Showing Hindu Saint performing path (Prayer) and Protecting by God
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Tableaux  Showing Maa Durga (Mr. Baljeet Singh Enacting as Maa Durga)
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Tableaux  Showing Baba Balak Nath Ji
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Tableaux  Showing Sharavan who is known for devoting whole life for his parents.
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A Child performing during Ramlila festival
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Ramlila: A scene from Ramlila Cycle Play at Ramlila Ground, Kapurthala
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