• Short Summary

    The Ramayana epic reenactment culminated today in the Dussehra celebrations marking the victory of Lord Rama over the demon King of Lanka(Ceylone) Ravan who had abducted Lord Rama's consort Sita.

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    The Ramayana epic reenactment culminated today in the Dussehra celebrations marking the victory of Lord Rama over the demon King of Lanka(Ceylone) Ravan who had abducted Lord Rama's consort Sita.

    Ramayana is an Indian mythological epic depicting the overcoming of good over evil. Written by sage Valmiki and translated into easy Hindi by Tulsi Das, the story goes how Lord Rama, wife Sita and brother Lakshman were exiled for fourteen years into jungles through viles of stepmother. In Jungles Rama's wife Sita was abducted by Ravan the demon king of Lanka. Brothers Ram and Lakshman waged war against the ceylon king and were aided by the monkey God Hanuman and his monkey army. Ravan was slain and Sita recovered.

    Ramayan is celebrated every year in all parts of India. In Delhi the full story is enacted in Drama at Ram Lila Grounds. Tableaus carrying Lord Rama and others each day go through the city in fanfare and on the final day when according to legend, Ravan is slain, huge effigies of Ravan, his brother Kumbh Karan and son Meghnath are burnt heralding their death and victory of good over evil.

    This year Dussehra was celebrated on 15th October and Prime Minister Shashtri watched the burning of effigies. A crowd of about one million witnessed the burning.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7GNU931BP1P4DK0N9FMYM79X
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7GNU931BP1P4DK0N9FMYM79X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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