Dussehra 2022: Triumph of good as Raavan effigies were burned across India

New Delhi: With the occasion of Dussehra being celebrated across the country to mark the victory of good over evil, several effigies of Raavan were burned on Wednesday to end the annual Durga Puja festival.

Dussehra is that time of year when the well-known Ramlila is held, huge fairs are organized and people gather in large numbers to watch Raavan effigies go up in flames, and the smell of traditional sweets fills the air.

As the nine-day Navratri on Vijayadashmi drew to a close, people in several cities across the country, including Leh, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Patna and Amritsar, celebrated the auspicious festival by burning Raavan effigies.


The Dussehra celebration at the Ram Leela site in Delhi was attended by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar along with Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena and former President Ram Nath Kovind. The vice president was offered a mace (gada) by the organizers of Ramlila and he also released white doves – symbol of peace. He then held a bow and symbolically fired an arrow that marked the Ravan Dahan on the occasion.

Ranchi, Jharkhand

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, celebrated Vijaydashmi in the Morabadi Maidan where Raavan was burned.

Ludhiana, Punjab

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

Patna, Bihar

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

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Crowds of people gathered at the Parade Ground in Dehradun where ‘Raavan Dahan’ was performed by burning the effigy of Raavan.

Leh, Ladakh

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

Amritsar, Punjab

On the occasion of Dussehra, the ‘Raavan Dahan’ was performed outside the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. Effigy of Raavan could be seen bursting from the crackers as it fell to the ground.

Dusshera falls on the tenth day of Sharada Navratri, but despite the fact that celebrations and cultural customs vary depending on the location in the culturally rich country of India, the structure of the festival remains that binds everyone together.

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