Monday, 5 November 2012

Ramleela 2012

In Nainital Ramleela artist perform 'Kumaoni Ram Lila' as a part of the nine-day celebrations of Navratri. The verses are set to music using Hindustani classical ragas ranging from Jugiya, Khamaj, Bihagara, Piloo and Bhairan. 

Kumaoni Ram Lila is probably the longest opera performance in the world. This tradition has been developed and nurtured over the past several hundred years and sustained by the community as a regular annual festive activity at the grass root level. 

 The artistes depicted the various episodes like the "Vanvaas", Surpanakha incident and the abduction of Sita, the one incident that changes the course of the story. 

Tthis year Ramleela performed by artist in 15th October to 24th October 2012... Some pictures of this Ramleela...



  1. Wonderfully captured! Must be fun to attend!

  2. The costumes of the cast are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this celebration with us. It's good to know that the tradition of so many years is continuing in these performances.

  3. Great captures, Vineeta! I remember watching Ram Leela as a kid and it was fun :)