What is Vijayadashami And Why We Celebrate It Across India?

A day that is more than just a public holiday

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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.

Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi

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2. Varanasi

Varanasi is a sacred city. The way Ravan Dahan is done here is amazing.

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3. Ramlila Committee, Delhi

It is the oldest ramlilas in India. It is held in chandni chowk and nai sarak.

Ramlila Committee, Delhi

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4. Azad Maidan, Mumbai

This is the oldest in the city. The 10 day ramlila gathers huge crowd.

Azad Maidan, Mumbai

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5. Mysore

It is known as Dasara in Mysore, Karnataka. This tradition is nearly 400 year old there.

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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.

Red fort, New Delhi

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7. Nav Shri Dharmik Lila Committee, New Delhi

It houses one of the largest effigies in the New Delhi.

Nav Shri Dharmik Lila Committee, New Delhi

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8. Aishbagh Ramleela ground, Lucknow

This year PM Modi was present there. It is among the best in Lucknow.

Aishbagh Ramleela ground, Lucknow

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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.

Shri Ram Dharmik Leela Committee, New Delhi

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10. Kullu

It is one of the best tourist destinations in India. Here goddess and gods are carried in chariots.

Kullu

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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.

#Rama #luv #Kush Luv Kush Ramlila Committee, New Delhi

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12. Barara, Haryana

It is quite unknown. It becomes center of attraction during this part of the year.

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13. Jammu

Jammu is an exotic location. The Ramlila there is amazing and very different.

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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.

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi

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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.

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16. Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai

Mumbai is very famous for Hindu festivals. The effigies here are very large.

#Hindu #festival #effigies Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai

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17. Nepal

It is not limited to only India. It is across the entire subcontinent.

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18. Pakistan

Hindus in Pakistan celebrate the festival as well. It shows the devotion if the people.

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19. Indore, MP

The center of the nation also celebrates it. The energy level and pomp and show there is unmatched.

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It perfectly sets the tone for Diwali. The fun and celebration is to another level during this festival.

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