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Top 10 must visit places during Dussehra

New Delhi: Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is one of the popular Indian festivals that takes place in the months of Ashwin and kartik.  Hindus observe a 10 day ceremony of fast, celebrations and rituals to honor

India TV News Desk Updated on: October 22, 2015 11:31 IST

Mysore Dasara

Dasara is a 10-day festival in the region. It's a Royal Festival celebrating victory of truth over evil.

During thedays of the festival the tranquility of the region definitely takes a back seat.

The most striking part of the Dasara celebrations is the Vijayadashami procession held on the last day.

According to Hindu Mythology Goddess Durga slew the demon Mahishasuran on Vijayadashami day.

On this day Chamundeshwari, seated in the golden howdah of an elephant is progressed for 2.5 miles starting form the palace grounds.

Navaratri, Katra

 

Katra, near Jammu city, is the Navaratra Capital of India. Devotees flock into Katra for Navratri festival. It is a tradition since last years.

Katra glows in dazzling lights during the full nine days of Navaratri. With chants of “Jai Mata Di” filling the air, large number of people arrives here from across the country.

Devotees congregate in large numbers at the holy cave dedicated to Mata Vaishnodevi at Katra in Jammu, to take part in the Navaratri festival.

Kullu Dussehra

 

Kullu Dussehra is observed in the month of October in Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is celebrated in the Dhalpur maidan in the Kullu valley. It begins on VIjaya Dashmi and continues for seven days.

The festivals celebrate the triumph of the Lord Ram over evil and witness huge influx of tourists.

Around 200 local deities including goddess Hadimba from Manali arrive in to pay genuflection to presiding deity Lord Raghu Nath Ji.

Ramlila, Durga Puja Delhi

 

Delhi has a blend of Ramlila and Durga Puja.

There are almost 1000 Ramlila and 250 puja pandals events are held in the city.

Durga puja has been organized in the capital city before independence and the prominent ones are the pujas at Kashmiri Gate, Chittranjan park and the New Delhi Kalibari.

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