I happened to be in Bikaner, Rajasthan around Dussehra this year and chanced upon a Ramleela procession. Small town, simple people and rustic flavour of the celebration amuses and wins your heart instantly.
No Ramlela is complete without the happy go lucky Hanuman
The Four Brothers
Everyone’s favourite Shree Ganesh
Do you remember Shabri and her berries?
And there is a perfect picture- The Ram Darbar – Ram, Sita, Laxman and our loved Hanuman. Sita is so cute (he is a man dressed as Sita)
And here comes the evil Ravana – he was totally into his character, scaring away children with thunderous laughter magnified by the echo system in the mike.
Vishnu and Laxmi
Both a little tired and distraught by now
And finally, the happy Vanar sena – happy children
I am sure a lot of you can relate to this and must have seen and enjoyed it as a kid.
Life is simple and so is living. I don’t know why coming to these big cities everything gets so complicated and messed up.