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Burning of a Ravana effigy on Dusshera.

Book Excerpt: Ravana Leela

Then he saw it coming—a strange and immensely powerful missile that Rama released from his bow. Its head seemed as if it was the sun itself rushing at him. Its tail too was different from that of any arrow he had ever...

01 October 2022

A graffiti artist painting a scene from the Ramayana on a wall in India

राम पर प्रचलित लोकगीत व लोकोक्तियाँ

पांच गंवई लोकोक्तियों, गंवई गीतों या लोकगीतों के बोल से जानिए कि लोकमानस में राम किसी...


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 'Ramayan' Co-Stars Pay Tribute To Arvind Trivedi

Arvind Trivedi, famous for playing the role of Ravan in the 1985 TV show 'Ramayan', died following a heart attack on Tuesday evening, in Mumbai.


Actor Sachin Khutwalkar playing Ravana in a Dashavatar play in Maharashtra.

Slipping Into Ravana’s Robes

Popular in the Konkan belt, Dashavatars are a traditional theatrical presentation of dramatic scenes, which include any one of the ten avatars of Vishnu. Rama is regarded as one of Vishnu’s most prominent avatars… the...

01 October 2022

Ramnami: Virtual Bharat

Ramnami: Virtual Bharat

An ideator and filmmaker on a mission, Bharatbala translates the emotion of his country into films with effortless ease and beauty.


PM Modi Urges PMAY Beneficiaries To Lit 2 ‘Diyas’ On Diwali For Lord Ram’s 'Happiness'

‘Deepotsav’ is being celebrated every year on Diwali in UP’s Ayodhya following Yogi Adityanath led BJP government came into power in the state.

05 October 2021

Pages from a Krittibasi Ramayan edited by Birendra Krishna Bhadra and N B Hazra.

'Angry, Warrior Ram Is Creation Of Political Hindutva': Indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri

A retired ‘Reader’ of Sanskrit at Gurudas College in Kolkata, Indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, who won the Sahitya Academy award in 2016, spoke to Outlook about the popularity and influence of Ram and Ramayan in...

01 October 2022

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Stolen Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Returned To Tamil Nadu

India Pride Project had informed the High Commission last year about the missing artefacts

18 November 2020

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25 October 2020
Despite Low Key Dussehra, Kullu Deity Pledges Protection

Despite Low Key Dussehra, Kullu Deity Pledges Protection

The usually crowded, colourful and chaotic rath yatra of Lord Raghunath was a low-key symbolic ritual this year due to pandemic restrictions


25 October 2020
Sangola: A Maharashtra Village Where Ravan Is Honoured On The Occasion Of Dussehra

Sangola: A Maharashtra Village Where Ravan Is Honoured On The Occasion Of Dussehra

While the villagers believe in Lord Ram, they also have faith in Ravan and don't burn his effigies on Dussehra, a local said.


12 October 2020
Post Delhi Government's New Norms, Committees Decide To Not Hold Ramlila This Year

Post Delhi Government's New Norms, Committees Decide To Not Hold Ramlila This Year

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Sunday issued a fresh set of guidelines, including strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, for holding...


14 July 2020
'Real Ayodhya Is In Nepal, Lord Ram Is Nepali': PM Oli's Remarks Stoke Controversy

'Real Ayodhya Is In Nepal, Lord Ram Is Nepali': PM Oli's Remarks Stoke Controversy

Condemning Oli for his remarks, BJP national spokesperson said that the Left parties even in India played with people's faith, and the Communists in Nepal will...


01 April 2020
'Two India's - One Watching Ramayana And Playing Antakshari, Other Fighting For Survival': Kapil Sibal

'Two India's - One Watching Ramayana And Playing Antakshari, Other Fighting For Survival': Kapil Sibal

Hundreds of migrants, a majority of whom are daily wage workers, started rushing to their native places from different states amid uncertainty over their...


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27 March 2020
Prasar Bharati To Re-Telecast 'Ramayan' From March 28 On 'Public Demand' During Lockdown

Prasar Bharati To Re-Telecast 'Ramayan' From March 28 On 'Public Demand' During Lockdown

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Friday announcing the re-run of the Tv show 'on public demand'


13 September 2019
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06 May 2019
Modi Dares Mamata To Arrest Him For Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'; She Hits Back

Modi Dares Mamata To Arrest Him For Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram'; She Hits Back

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi dares Mamata Banerjee to arrest him for chanting 'Jai Shri Ram', the fiery West Bengal Chief Minister hits back by saying that...


23 November 2018
Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

Shared Fires Of Their Yagnas

In their self-reflexivity and referential nature, Ramayana and Mahabharata lie in unique harmony. Which came first is matter of which version you hold up to...


31 August 2018
Epic Sound Of Thunder

Epic Sound Of Thunder

The Adishakti group brings alive a myth from the Ramayana


08 July 2018
Even Lord Ram Can't Stop Rape Incidents: UP BJP MLA Surendra Narayan Singh

Even Lord Ram Can't Stop Rape Incidents: UP BJP MLA Surendra Narayan Singh

In the recent past, he came out in support of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is presently in Sitapur jail in regard to the Unnao rape case.


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06 July 2018
Ayodhya Land Dispute: Supreme Court Fixes July 13 As Next Date Of Case Hearing

Ayodhya Land Dispute: Supreme Court Fixes July 13 As Next Date Of Case Hearing

The special bench of the apex court is seized of a total of 14 appeals filed against the high court judgement delivered in four civil suits.


30 June 2018
Muslim Woman In Kanpur Writes Ramayana In Urdu To Spread Message Of Brotherhood

Muslim Woman In Kanpur Writes Ramayana In Urdu To Spread Message Of Brotherhood

Siddiqui said she wanted Muslim community aware of the goodness of Ramayana along with the Hindus.


25 June 2018
'Have Patience For Some More Time': Yogi Adityanath Urges Seers On Ram Temple

'Have Patience For Some More Time': Yogi Adityanath Urges Seers On Ram Temple

Stating that Lord Ram symbolised "maryada" (dignity) and the seers were his representatives in the society, he said all problems needed to be resolved while...


27 April 2018
Ayodhya Case Purely A 'Property Dispute': Hindu Bodies To Supreme Court

Ayodhya Case Purely A 'Property Dispute': Hindu Bodies To Supreme Court

Senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for the deity, Ram Lalla Virajman, supported Harish Salve's arguments and said the matter should be heard by a...


19 March 2018
Nirmala Sitharaman Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says Congress Questioned Existence Of Lord Ram, Now Identifying Itself With 'Pandavas'

Nirmala Sitharaman Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says Congress Questioned Existence Of Lord Ram, Now Identifying Itself With 'Pandavas'

Recalling the two warring sides of the epic Mahabharat, Gandhi said the BJP, like the Kauravas, fought for power, while his party, on the lines of the...


11 February 2018
Swamy Says History Books Should Be Re-Written To Include Deendayal, Reiterates This Diwali Will Be Celebrated In Ayodhya

Swamy Says History Books Should Be Re-Written To Include Deendayal, Reiterates This Diwali Will Be Celebrated In Ayodhya

"The syllabus of history needs to be changed in order to accommodate our nation's perception of Hindu country," he said.


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