Meaning of Ramlila in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɑːmliːlə/


  • A Hindu folk drama, representing episodes from the Ramayana and commemorating the victory of Rama over Ravana.

    The Ramlila originates in northern India, and is performed during the festival of Dasahra.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From Sanskrit Rāmalīlā (also with vernacular pronunciation Rāmlīlā) from Rāma, the name of the eponymous hero of the Ramayana + līlā play, sport, of unknown origin.