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CountryIndia Edit
Coordinate location28°38′31″N 77°13′51″E Edit
Intangible cultural heritage statusNational List for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Edit
Described at URLhttps://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/ramlila-the-traditional-performance-of-the-ramayana-00110, https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/00110, https://ich.unesco.org/fr/RL/00110, https://ich.unesco.org/es/RL/00110 Edit

Ramlila (Sanskrit: रामलीला, romanized: Rāmalīlā; literally 'Rama's lila anaa play') be any dramatic folk re-enactment for de life of Rama according to de ancient Hindu epic Ramayana anaa secondary literature dem base for ein top such as de Ramcharitmanas.[1] E particularly dey refer to de thousands[2] of de Hindu god Rama-related dramatic plays den dance events, wey dem stage during de annual autumn festival of Navaratri insyd India.[3] After de enactment of de legendary war between good den evil, de Ramlila celebrations climax insyd de Vijayadashami (Dussehra) night festivities wer dem burn de giant grotesque effigies of evil lyk de rakshasa (demon) Ravana, typically plus fireworks.[4][5][6]

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  1. James G. Lochtefeld (2002). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z. The Rosen Publishing Group. ISBN 0-8239-2287-1.
  2. Schechner, Richard; Hess, Linda (1977). "The Ramlila of Ramnagar [India]". The Drama Review: TDR. The MIT Press. 21 (3): 51–82. doi:10.2307/1145152. JSTOR 1145152.
  3. "Navratri – Hindu festival". Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana, UNESCO
  5. Ramlila Pop Culture India!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle, by Asha Kasbekar. Published by ABC-CLIO, 2007. ISBN 1-85109-636-1. Page 42.
  6. William Sax (2003). Peter J. Claus; Sarah Diamond; Margaret Ann Mills (eds.). South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 507. ISBN 978-0-415-93919-5.