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Ramila: The traditional performance of the Ramayana


Language: English

Ramlila, literally “Rama's play”, is a performance of then Ramayana epic in a series of scenes that include song, narration, recital and dialogue. It is performed across northern India during the festival of Dussehra, held each year according to the ritual calendar in autumn.

The most representative Ramlilas are those of Ayodhya, Ramnagar and Benares, Vrindavan, Almora, Sattna and Madhubani.


on this subject: Proclamation of masterpieces 2005- Element inscribed on the representative list 2008


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Place/region: India, Asia and the Pacific
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: India. Department of Culture
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Original: DVD
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/00468
Source ref.: CLT-ITH-00110-04-1; CLT-ITH-0110-05-2