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Ramleela: A Dramatized Performance with Puppets!

OCT 7, 2017     

This festive season, India's best loved story comes alive at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum!

This one-hour puppet drama traces the journey of Prince Ram, Princess Sita and Ram’s brother Laxman from Ayodhya to Lanka, after being banished by their Queen Mother. It highlights their encounter with Ravan, the King of Lanka and the ensuing battle that lasted for ten days leading to the triumph of Prince Ram – a day marked by the celebration of Dussehra. Since bursting an idol of Ravan on this occasion has been an age old tradition, we have also created a balloon Ravan to enable the children to share the experience.

It is a predominant practice to stage Ramleela around Dusherra in India. For young children to experience and relive this Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage, as proclaimed by UNESCO, Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd. have produced a dramatised Ramleela with puppet characters. 2017 will be the 5th season for this show, that has been previously staged at several international schools such as Oberoi International, Jamnabai Narsee, Ecole Mondiale World School as well as in prominent theatres like NCPA and children activity centres over the past five years.

The show is hosted by puppeteer and academician Sahba Bhandula along with puppeteer and story-teller Dr. Pooja Jain.

In collaboration with Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd. winner of 'Maharashtra ki Maha Ramleela' award, 2016 by ABP News.

About Grooming Babies:

Grooming Babies is a belief. We believe involved parenting and thoughtful exposure can lead children to become more confident world citizens of tomorrow. Our area of work centers on three domains – Create, Curate and Conduct, though which we aim to nurture multiple intelligence, strengthen emotional quotient and provide exposure for developing healthy pride for one's cultural heritage among children.

Founded in 2010, the team comprise of a group of mothers who have willingly stepped aside from corporate careers to make family a priority.

2 performances from 3 pm - 4 pm (already booked) and 4 pm - 5pm are planned respectively.

Age group: Suitable for children between 3-10 years old
Charges: Rs 200 per head

Tickets available on BookMyShow!