Marbat is celebrated only in the Nagpur region, especially in the
Nagpur city. People prepare statues of evil forces and take out
procession in this festival. These statues are burnt at the end, and
assumed that all evil forces are burnt. It is believed that the city
would be free from all types of evils after it.
This festival is organized on the birthday of Ramchandra. Ramjanam is
celebrated with great enthusiasm and brotherhood in Nagpur. A rath yatra
is taken out from the Ram Mandir to major parts of the city. Rath yatra
is the procession of God Shri Ramchandraji on chariot. The rath yatra
wraps up at the same location where it started.
To welcome Ram Chandraji, nearly 2,00,000 people gathers on both sides
of the streets. Procession starts with the youngsters on skating wearing
traditional dresses. Tribal dances are also performed in front of the
chariot. Wearing masks of different Gods, like Ganesh and Hanuman, young
boys and girls march ahead of chariot.