Dussehra

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Dussehra

  1. 1. Dussehra
  2. 2. Dussehra is a festival celebrated across India.
  3. 3. It is culmination of the 10-day annual festival of Navaratri – which literally means 9 nights.
  4. 4. The 10 th day/night after Navaratri heralds the festival of Dussehra, that commemorates…
  5. 5. …the legend in which the Goddess Durga, vanquishes the demon Mahishasura. Public Domain picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Durga_Mahisasuramardini.JPG
  6. 6. the same festival also commemorates the victory of Rama, over the ten headed demon Ravana. Public Domain picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ravana.jpg
  7. 7. The Ramlila, a dramatization of the Ramayana is enacted as street-side plays during these days
  8. 8. On the 10 th day effigies of Ravana are burnt, signifying the victory of good over evil.
  9. 9. On this day, people inaugurate new ventures, ceremonially asking God to bless new beginnings.
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