Bharat Milap at Varanasi
Bharat Milap is a great event, which is celebrated between the month of October and November. Bharat Milap is a most important part of the Ram lila festival and is celebrated to memorialize the arrival of the Lord Rama to his kingdom, Ayodhya, after 14 years of exile and get-together with his dearest brother. The Bharat Milap celebration is organized with huge fanfare and dedication which is held on the day next to the Dussehra and is celebrated every year at the Nati-Imli place in Varanasi and Ram Nagar fort. Thousands of pilgrims get together on the lanes to enjoy the procession of Lord Rama and his reunion with his younger brother, Bharat. In order to respect them, people put Tilak on their forehead and garland Lord Rama and his brothers. Another interesting part of the Bharat Milap celebration is the presence of Kashi Naresh (former king of Varanasi) with all his royal paraphernalia and regal finery.