Thursday, October 8, 2015


Dussehra is a popular festival famous by Hindus all over India, though with different names. It is also known as Vijayadashmi, as it is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama killed the demon-king, Ravana and rescued his abducted wife - Sita. In other words, it signify the triumph of good over evil. The renowned victory is recreateed to the day. 

In the northern parts of India, huge effigies of Ravana, his giant brother Kumbhkarna and son Meghnath are placed in vast open lands. rockets and crackers are located inside the effigies.

Actors dressed as Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana enact the final moments of the fight, at the Ramlila land. After the passing of the climax of the war with Ravana, the character playing Rama shoots an arrow with a flaming tip at the effigies from a safe distance and the crowd bursts up in cheer, as the crackers catch fire. All people wear in new clothes

The passion and the cheers sometimes even drown the deafening blast. Merriment ensues, as people indulge themselves games, dance and music that are held at the fair.

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