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In Pics: Dussehra celebrations across India

Dussehra is celebrated every year across India with fervour to mark the victory of good over evil. Effigies of Ravana are burnt in every part of the country. It is said that Lord Rama killed Ravana to avenge the abduction of his wife Sita. According to mythology, Lord Rama was a righteous person and Ravana was a demon. In some parts of India, on this day idols of Goddess Durga are immersed, to mark the end of Navratri.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk [ Published on: October 19, 2018 20:15 IST ]
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the arrow with a bow to symbolically set on fire the effigy of evil king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Luv Kush Ramleela Committee at Red Fort ground in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and Delhi BJP President Manoj Sinha are also seen.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the arrow with a bow to symbolically set on fire the effigy of evil king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Luv Kush Ramleela Committee at Red Fort ground in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Union minister Harsh Vardhan and Delhi BJP President Manoj Sinha are also seen.

  • Eunuchs perform dance during Dussehra celebrations during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
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    Eunuchs perform dance during Dussehra celebrations during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

  • The effigy of evil king Ravana being set ablaze during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
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    The effigy of evil king Ravana being set ablaze during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

  • Dussehra celebrations underway in Punjab's Ludhiana.
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    Dussehra celebrations underway in Punjab's Ludhiana.

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Dasara celebrations underway at Mysore Palace
 
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    Dasara celebrations underway at Mysore Palace

     

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Women participate in 'Sindur Khela' on the occasion of Vijayadashmi in Ranchi
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    Women participate in 'Sindur Khela' on the occasion of Vijayadashmi in Ranchi

  • An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra celebrations in Faridabad
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    An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra celebrations in Faridabad

  • Hindu married women participate in 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of ‘Vijay Dashami’ at a Durga Puja pandal in Mumbai
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    Hindu married women participate in 'Sindur Khela' (applying vermilion) on the occasion of ‘Vijay Dashami’ at a Durga Puja pandal in Mumbai

  • Hindu devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion in a pond near Ganges River, at the end of Navratri festival in Allahabad.
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    Hindu devotees carry an idol of Goddess Durga for immersion in a pond near Ganges River, at the end of Navratri festival in Allahabad.