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Varanasi, Varanasi City, Varanasi India, Varanasi Festivals

Ram Lila


The Ram Lila is a theatrical representation of story of Lord Rama. Presentation always performs in evening. There are four types of presentation of Ram Lila, 7 days, 17 days, 22 days and 31 days but all of them falls on Vijaya Dashami (Dashahara). On the day of Vijaya Dashami Lord Rama kills the demon Raman king of Srilanka. Ram Lila are performing in more than 200 places in the Varanasi city but most popularn Ram Lila of Ramnagar stats on 14th light fortnight of Bhadrapada (August-September). Ram Lila performs in 27 days. This festival was started by king of Kashi, Udai Narayan Singh in1830. On the last day of Ram Lila more than lakhs people assembled to see the Ram Lila.  

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