Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will be hosting a 17-member troupe from the Ayodhya Research Institute of India for four performances of Ramlila in Guyana. Ramila was brought to British Guiana as a tradition by Indian Immigrants who made Guyana their home over a century ago under the Indentureship System.
The Dharmic Sabha is pleased to collaborate with the National Council for Indian Culture (NCIC) in Trinidad to host Ramlila in the Caribbean, this year. It is our intention to continue to encourage local Ramlila performances across Guyana. The troupe will also be conducting workshops in acting, costume and voices to encourage the emergence of local Ramlila groups. Workshops and performances are open to the public.
The group which is based in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India has performed extensively around the world and has collected thousands of photographs, videos and artifacts related to Ram from the various countries they visited for a special museum in Ayodhya.
The first performance will be held on Monday 23rd July at 5:00 pm at the Dharmic Shiva Mandir, Leonara as that new mandir opens its doors with a 7 day yagya. They will then move to Berbice for performances starting at 6:00 pm in Black Bush Polder on the 24th, July, Tain Kendra, Corentyne on the 25th July and Bath Community Centre Ground on the 26th of July. Workshops will be held at the Veda Reliance Centre, East Berbice on 25th July at 1:00 pm and in Yakusari Black Bush Polder on the 24th July. All are invited to attend and enjoy various scenes from the Ramayan.