Happy Dussehra

October 24, 2012

I am wishing a little late in the day, but isn’t the highlight of Dussehra really in the evening when the effigies of Ravana and his brothers are burnt. These days in big cities Dussehra evening celebrations are usually large scale and take place in big maidans. But not too long ago when I stayed in a small town we used to burn smaller Ravanas, put together by children in each colony. So each lane in a colony would sometimes have their own Ravanas made of tree branches, twigs, old clothes and a matka head with markings for eyes and mouth :). What pleasure it was to see them burning bright orange in the evening, sometimes a few crackers would burst from inside the effigy and we would yell in joy.





  1. I have never seen Dussehra celebrated in the style u’ve mentioned except ofcourse in serials and movies. But I remember a pooja [ayudha pooja it was called]where all my friends used to wash their bikes & gadgets and put tikkas and lemons[I thk] on it :-D.

  2. Oh this happens in north India, and I have never seen the pooja you described 🙂

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