Durga Puja, which is held during the auspicious period of Navaratra, also witnessed its conclusion today.
Arrows were fired to set the effigies of Ravana ablaze at the Parade Ground in Delhi at an event attended by President Kovind, VP Naidu, PM Modi and his Manmohan Singh.
Most of the household Durga idols were immersed at the 22 designated ghats under the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Police.
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The popular mythological belief associated with Dussehra is victory of Lord Rama over demon king Ravana.
"All the volunteers engaged in patriotism, sacrament and service activities, my best wishes on the foundation day of the RSS," Modi tweeted.
"Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashmi," Modi tweeted.
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Ravana important facts: Ravana is not his birth name. He was named Dashagriva or Dashanana, due to the fact that he has 10 heads.
Durga Navami 2017: Know why Navami is celebrated and why Dussehra falls a day after Navratri.
Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is observed on a major scale by the RSS. It is the day the RSS chief addresses its members from Nagpur's Reshimbagh Ground.
Mamata govt had earlier imposed restrictions on immersions after 10 pm on Vijay Dashami and had said that no immersion would be allowed on Muharram .
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