Dr. Bijayalaxmi Dash
Abstract: Ramalila accurately says Ramas play, is a stage show of then Ramayana epic in a sequence of scenes that comprise song, portrayal of story, recital and dialogue. Ramalila is one of the story-telling forms of Odisha. Ramalila remembers the conflict between Rama and Ravana and be composed of a series of dialogues between gods, sages and faithful. The audience is requested to sing and take part in the narration. The Ramalila carries the entire population united, without distinction of caste, religion or age. In this working paper I focused the rich cultural tradition of Ramalila of Odisha.
Keywords: Ramalila of Odisha, Stage show, portrayal of story, narration, conflict