Varanasi Hotels
Varanasi Hotels,  Hotels Booking Varanasi
  Toll Free Numbers- UK +44- 2080999171, US +1- 3474688595, INDIA 1800-11-5757, SMS 'flexi' to 54242
  Home   Varanasi City Guide   About Us   Contact Us   Services   Reviews    
  Home > Ramleela in Varansi

Ramleela in Varansi



The rich cultural heritage and age old traditions makes varansi the cultural capital of India. For centuries varansi is center of attraction due to Indian philosophy, education, mysticism and spirituality. Being associated mainly with Hindu religion varansi is a home of numerous temples, ashrams and muths. Almost every month some festival or cultural event is celebrated here. The festive mood never seems to end in Varanasi. Ramlila presents various episodes in Lord Ram’s life, his trials and tribulations and his eventual victory over Ravan, the king of demons. Ramlila has received a considerable global attention, especially where Hinduism has spread over the centuries. UNECO has declared the tradition of Ramlila a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in the year 2005. The Ramnagar Ram Leela at Varanasi is enacted in the most traditional style. This ramlila was started in the first quarter of nineteenth century by then the Maharaja of Benaras Udit Narayan Singh. From then onwards this age old tradition continues to represent this great epic in a unique style. Hundreds of Sadhus called the 'Ramayanis' come to watch and recite the Ramayana.

Generally Ram Leela is enacted on a single stage but the Ramnagar Ram lila is an exception. Here the whole town is transformed into a vast Ram Leela ground as permanent structures which represents the main locations like Ashok Vatika, Lanka ,Panchvati etc. of  the epic. The audience moves along with the performers with every episode, to the next location. The most amazing thing about the Ram Leela of Ramnagar is no use of electric lights, mikes and loudspeakers in the performances, even when the audience number in thousands. The Ramlila is held over 31 days instead of usual 10 in most part of the country. Many Muslims in Varanasi are giving a distinct meaning to their age-old brotherhood with Hindus here by participating in the annual Ramlila, This represent the secularity of India.

Varanasi Hotels

Introduction About Varanasi

Varanasi City Guide

Hotels in Varanasi
  Five Star Hotels Varanasi
  Four Star Hotels Varanasi
  Three Star Hotels Varanasi
  Budget Hotels Varanasi
  Hotel Taj Ganges
  Hotel Clarks
  Hotel Ramada Plaza

Our Network Site:
Hotels in Dehradun | Hotels in Darjeeling | Hotels in Jaipur | Hotels in Udaipur | Hotels in Agra | Hotels in New Delhi
Copyright © 2008-2009 Varanasi Hotels. All Rights Reserved.