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CM Baghel Concludes Ramayana Festival In Chhattisgarh

Artists from Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh showcase Lord Shri Ram's stories in the distinctive styles of their respective regions

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The Three-day National Ramayan Festival concluded in Chhattisgarh on 3 June. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel performed a maha-aarti in Raigarh and prayed for the happiness and prosperity of the state's people. Baghel also carried out 'deepdan' using diya (lamp) made from cow dung. 

Culture Minister Amarjit Bhagat, School Education Minister Premsai Singh Tekam, Higher Education Minister Umesh Patel, MLA Chakradhar Singh, Mahant Ramsudar Das, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Gauseva Aayog, and various public representatives were also present.

On the concluding day, the Ramayana Mandalis from Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh enthralled the audience with soulful performances on the Aranya Kand of the epic Ramayana. Each Ramayana Mandali performed a musical drama depicting Lord Shri Ram's stories in the traditional costumes of their region and their own distinctive style, showcasing heart-touching performances.

The Ramayana Mandali from Kerala captivated the audience with a mesmerizing performance based on Lord Shri Ram's stories in traditional folk costumes. They showcased a soulful performance, depicting events ranging from the Surpanakha episode to the slaying of Ravana, accompanied by captivating background music. Adorned in vibrant traditional costumes, the artists beautifully showcased the glory of Lord Shri Ram in the Kerala style, blending devotion and emotion. The eye-catching colorful attire of the group members, along with the classical dance style of Kathakali, added an overall charm to their performances.