Ram Lila is performed over a period of 9 days before Dussehra in Northern India. During these 9 days, the great Hindu epic Ramayana is performed portraying the life of Lord Rama.
|The scene is where Lord Ram's brother Laxman is critically injured by Ravan's son Indrajeet|
Enjoy these pictures of the Ram Lila performance in South City 1, Gurgaon. I was told that that there were only two Ram Lila performances happening in this part of Gurgaon and this was the better of the two. I would suggest everyone to attend this performance live to actually enjoy it fully.
|The wise Jaamwant suggesting Hanuman to find Sukhen vaidya|
|Hanuman contemplating on how to get Sanjeewani booti|
|The mighty king, Ravan|
|I guess this was a good crowd for a city like Gurgaon|
After this, we left for a Durga Puja Pandal put up near Mariott Courtyard in Sushant Lok. Durga Puja is celebrated in the hindu month of Ashwin for a period of 10 days and commemorates Lord Rama's invocation of goddess Durga before going to war with the demon king, Ravana.
I have never been to a Durga Puja Pandal before and always assumed that there must be a sincerely spiritual aura inside them. However, I must admit that I was seriously disappointed when I entered this pandal only to find that only a small part of the pandal was dedicated to the goddess. Major area was occupied by huge crowd enjoying some cheeky bollywood songs sung by a female artist.
|Beauitful but fiery Durga killing Mahishasur|
|The blood red eyes of the goddess|