BHOPAL: On Dussehra evening, a large number of Bhopalites witnessed ‘Ravan Dahan’ on Tuesday with great zeal and enthusiasm.
On the day, effigies of demon king Ravan along with his brother Kumbhkaran and son, Meghnath were torched at major Dussehra Grounds in the city. These major ground were BHEL, TT Nagar, Bittan Market, Chhola, Bairahgarh, Kolar et al. This tradition and ritual symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
The biggest effigy of Ravana this year was around 100 feet at Kolar Dussehra Ground. People enjoyed the grand celebration by bursting colouful fireworks as well as crackers. The word ‘Dussehra’ has been originated from Sanskrit, which means Dasha – ten and Hara means defeat.
Hence, the word itself symbolizes the defeat of 10 headed Ravana on the day of Dussehra. Here, we are presenting some glimpses of the auspicious day at Bittan Market Dussehra Ground and TT Nagar Dussehra Ground, captured by our lensman Neelesh Sen.
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