Watch The Leela Of Lord Rama At These Ramleela Grounds In Chandigarh

By Muskaan Nagrath
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Vijayadashami, as the name reflects is the victory of good over evil. Popularly known as Dussehra in North, this is a holy festival which is celebrated all over India.

Honestly speaking, I was never fascinated by all these up until Chandigarh, the dream city was set alight with flowers, lanterns, lights, swings and the mela. 

Various grounds and sectors in the beautiful city come alive during this festival and people from all over the region throng these places to witness the famous act in the history of Hindu mythology- The Ramleela. 

Brief Note on Ramleela 

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Ram Leela as the name indicates is the story of Lord Rama and his victory over the Evil Ravana. Dusshera (‘Dash’ means ten and ‘hara’ means defeated) celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri, is an auspicious festival which is enriched and decoded by the enactment of Lord Rama’s life till he conquered Ravana. The tall effigies of Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran are burnt that explode with crackers and leave the audience awe-struck. 

Head straight off to these places so that you enjoy the long weekend of Dussehra as these provide fantastic experiences to enjoy the culture, festival, and its significance. 

Places that stage Ramlila in Chandigarh:

Sector 34, Chandigarh

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Owing to its close proximity to the famous sector 35, Sector 34 is the most sorted after place where you can witness Ramleela. Also, enjoy the various rides and swings and set your eyes on the enactment from a merry go round. The place houses food stalls and various artefacts for sale.

 Sector 17, Chandigarh

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This place needs no introduction. The Parade Ground of sector 17 is a famous spot for celebrating all festivities. And Ramleela can be enjoyed best here as the enactment and the presentation make you feel like part of this Epic story. It has one of the tallest Ravana effigies being burnt. 

 Sector 14, Panjab University 

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The “Youth-full” Panjab University never leaves any stone unturned to celebrate the festivals. It gives a sense of pride watching Ramleela (at Cricket Ground of PU) being performed by young generation who have managed to keep it alive in this westernized absorbing society. 

 Sector 46, Chandigarh

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This ground boasts of the tallest effigies of Ravana being burnt so far. What looks like a million dollars is, the moment the demons are burnt, the smoke is highlighted by the Laser lights turning it into yet another scintillating affair. The crowds get cheered up making it a resounding show. 

Sector 7, Chandigarh

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Joining in the league is yet another famous place of the town- sector 7 C. Exclusivity of this Ramleela performance is that you can visualize Hanuman Ji on a zip line making the scene surreal. The Mandalis (teams performing Ramleela) work so hard to allure the audiences that you will go short on words to describe the amount of exhilaration they create through their acts. 

 Sector 27, Chandigarh 

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Enjoy the ten-day long re-enactment of Hindu Epic-Ramayana on stage at Shree Ramleela and Dussehra Ground, Sector 27. Don’t forget to buy the goodies and toys to make you feel a part of this heroic tale of Lord Rama. Feel proud to belong to such a unique land-India.

Manimajra, Chandigarh 

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This place gained popularity since they emerged as performers where religion counts no barriers. Three Muslims played vital roles in the Ramleela marking it as an event which taught us that God is one and we all are united by him. 

This brings back my childhood memories of the art and craft. Making of Dhanush, Hanuman ji’s gada and other characters with my friends was always a joyous time. Feels like it’s still yester night’s talk.

Take the younger generation and enlighten them with this glorious mythological saga of bravery and patience. 
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