Varanasi, 16 September: The world famous Ramlila of Ramnagar has been postponed for the second consecutive year due to the global pandemic coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Former Kashi King late Vibhuti Narayan Singh’s son Maharaj Kunwar Anant Narayan Singh has written a letter to Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh informing him about the cancellation of Ramlila.
Singh has written in his letter that this decision has been taken to fulfil the guidelines set by the Central and State Governments and to protect the people of Kashi from the global pandemic.
Meanwhile Ramlila lovers are saddened by the postponement of the world famous Ramlila of more than two hundred years old Ramnagar. On normal days, at this time in Ramnagar, along with the worship of Ganesha, the training of eligible children who play the five forms of Leela (Rama, Janaki, Lakshmana, Bharat and Shatrughna) starts.
Ramlila of Ramnagar is being organized since the year 1783 under the open sky in the light of Petromex and Mahtabi without electric lights and loudspeakers. To see this Ramlila, not only the country but a large number of people from different corners of the world come to Ramnagar every year. The world famous Ramlila begins with Anant Chaturdashi.