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.RAMNAGAR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 25, 2005 : Ram and his brother Lakshman on horseback are leaving for exile on day # 9 of the Ramlila in Ramnagar, on September 25, 2005. The Ramlila is the play of the Hindu scripture 'the Ramayana', writen by Tulsidas in Varanasi, which depict the adventures of the god Ram and his flight against the Demon God Ravana. The Ramlila of Ramnagar has been organized by the Maharaja of Benares since the early 1800s and is still the most authentic presentation of the Ramayana, a reference to other Ramlilas. It last for 31 days over a 10 square mile area. The 9th day is a sad one as Ram is going into exile for 14 years in the forest. The audience is also in a somber mood, as they accompany Ram and his brother Lakshman on a 2 mile walk to their forest home. It is the largest theatre production in the world .(Photo by Jean-Marc Giboux)