Also Known As
: Vijay Dashmi
: Victory Of Lord Rama Over Ravana
Effigies Of Ravana, Kumbhkaran And Meghnad Set Afire
Based on the epic story Ramayana the ten days Dussehra festival signifying the triumph over good over evil is celebrated all over the country. In North India ,the Ramalila is staged to commemmmorate the heroism of Lord Rama. In Bengal, it is observed as Durga puja and images of the warrior goodness Durga are immersed in lakes and rivers four days of worship.
Dussehra, commemorating the success of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana. A month-long Ram Lila dance festival is organised by the Bhartiya Kala Kendra, depicting scenes from the epic Ramayana, while on Dussehra evening itself, gigantic effigies of Ravana are set afire on the 9th night. The biggest venue for this event is the Ram Lila Ground, off Asaf Ali Road.
Navaratra literally means nine nights, commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon
'Mahishasur'. 'Vijay Dashmi Navaratras' ends with the festival of Durga Puja. On this day, Lord Rama believed to have defeated 'Ravana', his brother 'Kumbhakarna' and son 'Meghnatha'.