New Delhi, October 8: Dussehra or Dasra marks climax of Ramlila, a series of plays that depict various events of Lord Rama's life based on the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. On Dussehra, effigies of Ravana are burnt to exhibit good's triumph over evil. Iconic Ramlila Maidan in Delhi draws a huge crowd on the occasion of Dussehra. Scroll down to watch live streaming of Ravan Dahan (burning of effigies of Ravana) from Ramlila Maidan. Dussehra 2019: Ramlila and Ravan Dahan – Know The History and Significance of The Vijayadashami Events.
Ramlila Maidan, where various protests are held, is popularly known for staging Ramlila performances and Ravan Dahan. The tradition of hosting the Ramlila near the Red Fort was started by Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar nearly 200 years ago. The piece of land was a large pond which was filled in the early 1930s so that Ramlila plays could be held. Prior to this, Ramlila had been staged at the reti (sandy) floodplains of Yamuna river behind the Red Fort. Best Places to Watch Ravan Dahan and Vijayadashami Events in Mumbai, Delhi with Timings.
Ravan Dahan 2019 at Ramlila Maidan Live Streaming:
A small pond is still there inside the Ramlila ground. Ramlila festivities include dramatic plays related to Lord Ram that are performed during the annual autumn festival of Navratri. The plays recreate important events of Rama's life such as his marriage with Sita, his exilement, Sita's abduction by Ravana and finally his return to Ayodhya after killing Ravana. Apart from skilled artists, ordinary people too participate in these plays and play different characters in Ramlila.
This year, at Ramlila Maida, four effigies of Ravana will be erected. One of the effigies is made out of plastic waste. This effigy will not be burnt but instead will be shot down mechanically.