Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The festival of Dussehra marks the victory of good over evil. It also signals the end of Navratri festivities. On Tuesday, burning of effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath and followed by firework display, marked the Dussehra celebration.
Effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath were burnt at various places like TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan, Chhola Maidan, Kolar, Bittan Market, BHEL Dussehra Maidan, MVM College Maidan.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended Dussehra celebration organised by Hindu Utsav Samiti (HUS) at Chhola Dussehra Maidan. HUS took out colourful procession (Chal Samaroh) from the Walled City.
The effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath were burnt at TT Nagar Dussehra Maidan. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, Congress candidate (Bhopal South) constituency PC Sharma attended the programme.
Digvijaya Singh performs puja before torching effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnath. Dussehra or Vijaydashmi, marks the end of Navratri.
The festival is dedicated to Maa Durga and marks the victory of the Goddess over the demon Mahishasura. A large number of people attended the functions. Traffic was diverted in those areas.