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Dussehra 2023: A glimpse of Ravan Dahan celebrations across India. Check pics

Updated On Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

The auspicious festival of Dussehra is being celebrated with great enthusiasm across India on October 24. Here's how India is celebrating Ravan Dahan. All pics.

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The Ravan Dahan ceremony is indeed the highlight of the auspicious Dussehra festival, symbolising the victory of good over evil. On the eve of the festival, towering effigies of the asura king Ravana, Ravana's son Meghnath and Ravana's brother Kumbhakarna are erected, filled with firecrackers and set alight in a spectacular display. Let's take a closer look at how this age-old tradition is being observed in different parts of India.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

The Ravan Dahan ceremony is indeed the highlight of the auspicious Dussehra festival, symbolising the victory of good over evil. On the eve of the festival, towering effigies of the asura king Ravana, Ravana's son Meghnath and Ravana's brother Kumbhakarna are erected, filled with firecrackers and set alight in a spectacular display. Let's take a closer look at how this age-old tradition is being observed in different parts of India.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

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Prime Minister Modi attended an event in Dwarka in the national capital and said Dussehra should also mark the burning of ideologies which are not about India's development but about fulfilling selfish interests. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

Prime Minister Modi attended an event in Dwarka in the national capital and said Dussehra should also mark the burning of ideologies which are not about India's development but about fulfilling selfish interests. (PTI)

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Prime Minister Modi attended an event in Dwarka in the national capital and said Dussehra should also mark the burning of ideologies which are not about India's development but about fulfilling selfish interests. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

Prime Minister Modi attended an event in Dwarka in the national capital and said Dussehra should also mark the burning of ideologies which are not about India's development but about fulfilling selfish interests. (ANI)

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President Murmu attended celebrations hosted by the Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at the ground opposite the Red Fort. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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President Murmu attended celebrations hosted by the Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at the ground opposite the Red Fort. (ANI)

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Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi attended an event hosted by the Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee.  (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi attended an event hosted by the Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee.  (ANI)

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attended Dussehra festivities hosted by different Ramlila committees. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attended Dussehra festivities hosted by different Ramlila committees. (PTI)

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh celebrated Dussehra with Army soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang. (ANI/PIB) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh celebrated Dussehra with Army soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang. (ANI/PIB)

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Effigies of demon king Ravana, Kumbhakaran, and Meghnath during the 'Ravan Dahan' on the occasion of Dussehra in Nagpur.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Effigies of demon king Ravana, Kumbhakaran, and Meghnath during the 'Ravan Dahan' on the occasion of Dussehra in Nagpur.(ANI)

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Fireworks explode as an effigy of demon King Ravana, burns during Dussehra or Vijayadashami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad.(Reuters) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fireworks explode as an effigy of demon King Ravana, burns during Dussehra or Vijayadashami festival celebrations in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)

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On the occasion of Dusshera, the Albela Hanuman Mandir Trust organized a 42-foot-long effigy burning event at Gavaskar Maidan, Sector 2, Belapur in Navi Mumbai.(HT PHOTO) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the occasion of Dusshera, the Albela Hanuman Mandir Trust organized a 42-foot-long effigy burning event at Gavaskar Maidan, Sector 2, Belapur in Navi Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)

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In Patna, a colossal yellow effigy of the demon king Ravan is being installed on the eve of the auspicious Dussehra festival celebrations, at Gandhi Maidan. (PTI photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Patna, a colossal yellow effigy of the demon king Ravan is being installed on the eve of the auspicious Dussehra festival celebrations, at Gandhi Maidan. (PTI photo)

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Workers are busy preparing the KP ground for the symbolic burning of Ravan (Ravan Dahan) on the eve of Dussehra in Nagpur. Colourful and gigantic effigies of the demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkaran and his son Meghnad have been installed for the occasion.(ANI Photo/Snehal Sontakke) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 02:12 PM IST

Workers are busy preparing the KP ground for the symbolic burning of Ravan (Ravan Dahan) on the eve of Dussehra in Nagpur. Colourful and gigantic effigies of the demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkaran and his son Meghnad have been installed for the occasion.(ANI Photo/Snehal Sontakke)

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Effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbkaran being put up for burning by members of the Ramleela Committee of Sanatan Dharam Mandir on the occasion of Dussehra at the Ramleela Ground in Sector 21A in Noida.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbkaran being put up for burning by members of the Ramleela Committee of Sanatan Dharam Mandir on the occasion of Dussehra at the Ramleela Ground in Sector 21A in Noida.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

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Massive and brightly coloured effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath are installed at the Kavi Nagar Ramlila Maidan in Ghaziabad in preparation for the Ravan Dahan ceremony on the eve of Dussehra.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Massive and brightly coloured effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath are installed at the Kavi Nagar Ramlila Maidan in Ghaziabad in preparation for the Ravan Dahan ceremony on the eve of Dussehra.(Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

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The effigy of Ravana along with Meghnath and Khumbhkaran seen installed a day before the Dussehra festival at the carnival organised by the Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee at the Red Fort in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The effigy of Ravana along with Meghnath and Khumbhkaran seen installed a day before the Dussehra festival at the carnival organised by the Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee at the Red Fort in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

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People have gathered around the towering effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhakarna at the Dussehra Ground in Sector 46, Chandigarh, to witness the auspicious ceremony of Ravan Dahan.(Keshav Singh/HT) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People have gathered around the towering effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhakarna at the Dussehra Ground in Sector 46, Chandigarh, to witness the auspicious ceremony of Ravan Dahan.(Keshav Singh/HT)

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Visitors enjoying a horse ride at the Dussehra ground as the effigies of demon king Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad stand tall for the Vijayadashmi celebrations, in Faridabad.(PTI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Visitors enjoying a horse ride at the Dussehra ground as the effigies of demon king Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad stand tall for the Vijayadashmi celebrations, in Faridabad.(PTI Photo)

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On the day preceding the Dussehra Festival, the effigies of Ravana, Meghnath, and Khumbhkaran have been set up at Nav Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the day preceding the Dussehra Festival, the effigies of Ravana, Meghnath, and Khumbhkaran have been set up at Nav Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

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A bustling crowd enjoys the carnival, with food stalls and swings, on the day before the Dussehra festival at the at Red Fort, Delhi.(ANI Photo/Rahul Singh) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A bustling crowd enjoys the carnival, with food stalls and swings, on the day before the Dussehra festival at the at Red Fort, Delhi.(ANI Photo/Rahul Singh)

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To mark the auspicious ceremony of Ravan Dahan during the Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar, children dressed up as Lord Ram and Lakshman and held arrows in their hands for the festivities.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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To mark the auspicious ceremony of Ravan Dahan during the Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar, children dressed up as Lord Ram and Lakshman and held arrows in their hands for the festivities.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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Men dressed up as Hanuman with orange-painted faces, intricate ornaments, and a gada (mace) on their shoulders as they gear up for the ceremony of Ravan Dahan during Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Men dressed up as Hanuman with orange-painted faces, intricate ornaments, and a gada (mace) on their shoulders as they gear up for the ceremony of Ravan Dahan during Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

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People watch the effigies of Ravana, Meghanad, and Kumbhakaran go up in flames during the Dussehra celebrations in Bathinda on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People watch the effigies of Ravana, Meghanad, and Kumbhakaran go up in flames during the Dussehra celebrations in Bathinda on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Kumar)

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