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Dussehra 2022: The triumph of good over evil as Raavan effigies were burnt across India.

Last updated on December 16th, 2023 at 04:21 pm

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In various cities across the country including Leh, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Patna and Amritsar, people celebrated the auspicious festival of Vijayadashmi by burning effigies of Raavan.
New Delhi: On Wednesday, Dussehra was celebrated throughout the country to mark the victory of good over evil, and several effigies of Raavan were burnt to end the annual Durga Puja festival.
The well-known Ramlila is held during Dussehra, massive fairs are organized, people gather in large numbers to see Raavan effigies burst into flames, and the aroma of traditional sweets fills the air.
On Vijayadashmi, the nine-day-long Navratri came to an end and people in various cities across the country, including Leh, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Patna and Amritsar, celebrated the auspicious festival by burning Raavan effigies.

Delhi: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena, and former President Ram Nath Kovind attended the Dussehra celebration at the Ram Leela ground in Delhi. The Vice President was presented a mace (gada) by the Ramlila organisers and he also released white pigeons, which are a symbol of peace. He held a bow and shot an arrow, symbolically marking the Ravan Dahan on the occasion.

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, celebrated Vijaydashmi at Morabadi Maidan by burning Raavan.

Ludhiana, Punjab

The effigy of Raavan could be seen going up in flames at the Daresi Ground in Ludhiana, where Raavan Dahan was performed.

Patna, Bihar

The festival of Vijayadashami, which symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, was celebrated in the state capital on Wednesday at the Gandhi Maidan.

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Hordes of people flocked to the Parade Ground in Dehradun to watch the Raavan Dahan where the effigy of Raavan was burned.

Leh, Ladakh

A program was held on the occasion of Vijayadashmi at the Polo Ground in Leh, on Dussehra.

Amritsar, Punjab

Dussehra is a religious festival in which Raavan Dahan, a ritualistic burning of an effigy of the demon king Ravana, is performed. As the effigy of Raavan fell to the ground, it could be seen busting up with crackers.

Despite the fact that celebrations and cultural practices vary according to the location in India’s culturally rich country, the festival’s fabric that binds everyone together remains the same.
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