Delhi: Effigies of Ravan, Meghnad, Kumbhkaran installed at Red Fort ground on Vijaya Dashmi

As the nation is swamped with the celebration of ‘Vijaya Dashmi’ or ‘Dussehra’ today, the national capital is also gearing up for vibrant celebrations.

Effigies of Ravan, Meghnad, and Kumbhkaran have been installed at Delhi’s Red Fort ground on the occasion.The Red Fort ground of the national capital is famous for its grand Dussehra celebration organised with great pomp and show.

The ‘Vijyaya Dashmi’ or ‘Dussehra’, is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil.It is believed that Lord Rama had killed Ravan on this day and with this belief, the culture of burning the effigies of Ravan began.

The ‘Vijaya Dashmi’ also marks the culmination of the nine-day-long Navratri festival.It is observed on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The festival typically falls in the Gregorian calendar months of September and October.

The festival also starts the preparations for Diwali, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the people on the occasion of ‘Vijaya Dashmi’.

“Best wishes to my family members across the country on Vijaya Dashmi. This holy festival brings the message of ending negative forces as well as adopting goodness in life. Wishing you all a Happy Vijaya Dashmi!” PM Modi wrote on ‘X’. (ANI)

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