India is a land of cultures and with culture comes a long list of festivals. Vijayadashami commonly known as Dusshera is an exhilarating and inspiring festival celebrated by Hindus all over the nation. It marks the win of good over the evil.
Going by the Indian mythology, on this day Lord Rama killed the Demon Ravana, King of Lanka, to rescue his beloved wife Sita. With the help of his brother Laxman and his devotee Lord Hanuman,
Hence, to celebrate this festival the colossal effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran were burned with crackers in the open grounds across India. Before this day, play enactment of the events which led to death of Ravana is conducted which depicts the life cycle of Lord Rama.
Have a look at the best Ravan Dahan pictures.
1. Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi
It had always been famous for its Ramlila. A lot of politicians come to visit Ravan Dahan here.
Varanasi is a sacred city. The way Ravan Dahan is done here is amazing.
3. Ramlila Committee, Delhi
It is the oldest ramlilas in India. It is held in chandni chowk and nai sarak.
4. Azad Maidan, Mumbai
This is the oldest in the city. The 10 day ramlila gathers huge crowd.
It is known as Dasara in Mysore, Karnataka. This tradition is nearly 400 year old there.
6. Red fort, New Delhi
This is an effigy out Ravana in Red fort. The day is celebrated with pomp and show in that place.
7. Nav Shri Dharmik Lila Committee, New Delhi
It houses one of the largest effigies in the New Delhi.
8. Aishbagh Ramleela ground, Lucknow
This year PM Modi was present there. It is among the best in Lucknow.
9. Shri Ram Dharmik Leela Committee, New Delhi
It is celebrated in Subhash Maidan. The street food stalls here are the other major attraction of this show.
It is one of the best tourist destinations in India. Here goddess and gods are carried in chariots.
11. Luv Kush Ramlila Committee, New Delhi
It is a new entrant in this field. It is named after the 2 sons of Lord Rama.
12. Barara, Haryana
It is quite unknown. It becomes center of attraction during this part of the year.
Jammu is an exotic location. The Ramlila there is amazing and very different.
14. Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi
It is a full time school for performing arts. It is the only play which comes with English translation.
15. Bastar, Chattisgarh
Cerebration here are in distinct way. It is also the same place where Rama was believed to be during his exile period.
16. Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai
Mumbai is very famous for Hindu festivals. The effigies here are very large.
It is not limited to only India. It is across the entire subcontinent.
Hindus in Pakistan celebrate the festival as well. It shows the devotion if the people.
19. Indore, MP
The center of the nation also celebrates it. The energy level and pomp and show there is unmatched.