In pics: The Ramayana Festival by ASEAN countries

The charm of epic Ramayana never fades away. From Philippines to India, different artists, same cultural bond

The Ramayana Festival, with the participation of all ten ASEAN countries, began in Delhi over the weekend. The five-day festivity of shared cultural and religious heritage follows a resoundingly successful ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was held in Singapore earlier this month. Here are the pictures from the show.

Rangoli celebration at the welcome inauguration of the Ramayana Festival by ASEAN countries.
Rangoli celebration at the welcome inauguration of the Ramayana Festival by ASEAN countries. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi
From left - Preeti Saran, Secretary East, MEA, Riva Gangly Das, Director General of ICCR and Thai Ambassador H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi inaugurate the Ramayana Festival in Delhi.
From left - Preeti Saran, Secretary East, MEA, Riva Gangly Das, Director General of ICCR and Thai Ambassador H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi inaugurate the Ramayana Festival in Delhi. Photo courtesy: Twitter@Smita_sharma
Dignitaries from ICCR and MEA with artists at the Ramayana Festival, Delhi.
Dignitaries from ICCR and MEA with artists at the Ramayana Festival, Delhi. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi
The Ramayana is considered a shared heritage of the eastern world.
The Ramayana is considered a shared heritage of the eastern world. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi
The festival seeks to underline the common cultural heritage and India’s friendship with ASEAN nations.
The festival seeks to underline the common cultural heritage and India’s friendship with ASEAN nations. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi
Ramayana is the signature epic of this part of the world and its influence is not confined to India boundaries. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi
The Ramayana is the signature epic of this part of the world and its influence is not confined to India boundaries. Photo courtesy: Twitter@ICCR_Delhi

Organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the epic-drama is scheduled to stage in Lucknow and Ayodhya on January 24 and 25 respectively.

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