Dussehra fest in New Delhi

Overcome the devil inside you


October 12, 2016

/ By / New Delhi

India & You

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Dusshera, a major Hindu festival, was celebrated in India on October 11. Festivities begin nine days in advance before the D-day that marks the victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu mythology, Dussehra marks the day when lord Rama beheaded the evil demon Ravana who is described as having ten heads and wished to overpower the almighty. The festival signifies win over ego, cruelty, injustice, lust, anger, greed, pride, jealousy, attachment and selfishness. The essence or spirit of the festival lies in its message – to get past all obstacles and emerge victorious and successful.
After nine days of fasting and celebrating, people burn the effigies of Ravana and his brothers – Meghnath and Kumbhakaran during a fest and wish to emerge as better individuals filled with a sense of gratitude, devotion and reverence.

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