The event is getting bigger and better with each passing year.
Ramleela is an integral part of the Indian society. It helps carry the legacy of Indian mythology. Every year, it is celebrated with a new concept in Gurugram, and this year too, the 54-year-old Shri Durga Ramleela Committee is planning to use more technology while keeping the essence of the tradition intact.
The first day of Jacobpura’s Ramleela started on Friday wherein the artists enacted the Narad Moh Leela depicting the beginning of the mythological saga.
This is one of the most talked-about Ramleela in the city and has been taking us to the mystical land of Ram and Ravana for the last 54 years. The event is getting bigger and better with each passing year.
The Ramleela was inaugurated by Ravi Puri Maharaj, a disciple of Sri Sri Prakashpuri Maharaj.
This Ramleela is famous for its Ravan played by 63-year-old Banwari Lal Saini who has been playing the character for the last 34 years with much penchant. Some of the debutants this year are Karan Bakshi who is playing Ram, Mukul Chahal as Laxman, Govind Morya as Sita and Manoj Tawar who is playing Hanuman.
Members of the organising committee informed that people will witness many new things this year.
Raj Kumar Saini, media spokesperson, said, "We are celebrating the 54th anniversary this time. Many new experiments will be seen in this Ramleela starting from 27 September till October 8. Rajya Abhishek of Lord Ram will be enacted on October 9. We have also built the 11-feet Lord Shiva statue near Ramleela stage as both Lord Ram and Ravana were devotees of Lord Shiva."
The Ramleela attracts more than 5000 footfall daily during the celebrations. The organizing committees are using special light effects, surround sound and LED screens in the background to make the Ramleela a grand affair.
Besides mythological glimpses, social messages will also given in between various episodes of Ramleela and entire Ramleela episode would be live telecast on social media. Moreover, all the updates would be be shared the next day.
"We always try to be creative every year and now we are using technology without taking away the essence of Ramleela. We are also spreading social messages on road safety, ill-effect of single-use plastic, importance of planting trees, clean Gurugram and save Environment,” Raj Kumar informed.