Bharat Milap Festival
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The folklore of Lord Rama’s reunion with his brother Bharat after the latter spend 14 years in exile is etched in Hindu culture and tradition in a big way, and the festival of Bharat Milap is celebrated to commemorate the same event. The festival is held the day following Dussehra at Nati Imli, Varanasi which along with Dussehra festival comprises one of Varanasi cities greatest attractions.
Celebrated with great fanfare and devotion, the festival witnesses thousands of devotees gather in the streets to see the procession of Lord Ram and his reunion with Bharat. As a mark of respect, they put ‘Tilak’ on forehead and garland on Lord Ram and his brothers.