Dussehra Puja in India

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Dussehra Festival in India

The festival of Dussehra in India is an important celebration in many parts of the country. It is celebrated with great fanfare in most parts of North India, Mysore and in the form of Durga Puja in West Bengal.

 
Dussehra is a very popular Hindu festival, which marks the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama. Dussehra also symbolises the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura.
 
The 'Ramlila' - an enactment of the life of Lord Rama, is held during the nine days preceding Dussehra. On the tenth day (Dussehra or Vijay Dasami), larger than life effigies of Ravana, his son and brother - Meghnadh and Kumbhakarna are set to fire.
 
The theatrical enactment of this dramatic encounter is held throughout the country in which every section of people participatesenthusiastically.
 
In burning the effigies the people are asked to burn the evil within them, and thus follow the path of truth and goodness, bearing in mindthe instance of Ravana, who despite all his might and majesty was destroyed for his evil ways.
 
 
 
 
 

 

     
     
     


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