The style of Ramayana a narration is called Warileela tradition in Manipur. There is a
single narrator, who presents the show in a monologue, not a monotonous one, but mixed with
use of gestures, actions, change of facial expressions, to convey the different nuances of
the story. The narrator has to assume a certain posture or asan – yogasan, the posture
adopted by Ashvatthama in Mahabharata and Hanuman in Ramayana. The story, presented in seven
parts of khands, is not different from the traditional story.
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