Famous Nakkatayya of Chetganj enthrals all : Surpanakha loses her nose on Friday(17.10.2008)

Nakkataya (slitting of nose), the enactment of an episode of the great epic Ramayana, is one of the most crowd pulling events of the city. This fair is known as Lakkhi mela. ore than one lakh (100,000) people witness the events. Based on the exile of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman, the event displays the nose slitting of Surpanakha, the sister of demon Ravana.

Surpanakha faces the wrath of Lakhman when she tries to entice the two brothers. Lakhman slits her nose. The nightlong enactment of this episode is organised on a large scale with number of tableaux, locally known as laag and vimaan.

The procession of Nakkataya tableaux began from Chetganj and crossed through various localities of the city on Friday night. All the streets of the route remained overcrowded and people were alsso watching the procession from the rooftops of roadside buildings.

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