Dussehra is an important festival in India. Here
is an account of Dussehra celebration in India.
Dussehra is regarded one of the most significant and important Hindu
festivals, celebrated across the nation with much fervor and gaiety. The
festival marks the victory of Lord Ram over demon king Ravana, which
means the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. Beautifully
decorated tableaux and processions depicting various episodes from Ram's
life are taken out on the streets. The tenth day or the Vijayadasami, is
considered to a very important day. Effigies of Ravana, his brother
Kumbhkarna and son Meghnad are burnt in open spaces. Actors dressed as
Ram, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman arrive and shoot arrows of fire
at these effigies, which are stuffed with firecrackers. As a part of the
celebration Ram Lila (drama depicting the episodes from the lives of
Ram, Sita and Lakshman) are staged in different regions of the country.
It is celebrated in different manner across the country. Besides Bengal
and Central India, Dussehra Parva is celebrated in other Indian states
with equal zeal and enthusiasm though with regional differences..
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