Vijayadashami also known as Dasara, is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms, across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Dasara is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning “remover of bad fate”.
It is said that on this day Lord Rama got the victory of over the demon king Ravana. To celebrate this victory, on this day an effigy of Ravana is burnt at many places in India. This event is known as Ravan Dahanwhich symbolizes triumph over evil.
On this day at few places before burning the effigy of Ravana, people perform Ram Leela – a drama which narrates the story Ram and Ravana and how Lord Rama killed Ravana.
The Ravan Dahan event held at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi is very famous.
Burning Effigy of Ravana – Ravan Dahan 2017 Photos :
Ravan Dahan Video :
In 2017, Dussehra will be celebrated on Saturday, 30th September 2017.