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Dussehra 2018 in Jaipur: These pics of Ravan Dahan show Jaipurties rooting for ‘victory of good over evil’

Dussehra festival also known as Vijaydashmi was celebrated in Jaipur with lots of enthusiasm on Friday. The long effigies of Ravan were burnt. The sky was filled with fireworks and lighting amid the voices of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in the crowd.

October 20, 2018, 11:36 am

Burning effigy of Ravan in Jaipur during Dussehra on Friday.

Jaipur:  Dussehra festival also known as Vijaydashmi was celebrated in Jaipur with lots of enthusiasm on Friday. The long effigies of Ravan were burnt. The sky was filled with fireworks and lighting amid the voices of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in the crowd. Thousands of visitors at the popular places in Jaipur including Dussehra Maidan of Adarsh Nagar, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Arawali Marg of Mansarovar and Rashtrapati Maidan at Shashtri Nagar celebrated and participated in the Dussehra possession. Several cultural programs, Ram Leela’s, depictions, music, food stalls were there for the visitors at the fairs. People took out their camera to capture the moment of burning effigy of Ravan. Let’s look at some of the most popular places celebrations for Dussehra.
  1.    Dussehra Maidan, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur.
A 105 feet long effigy of Ravan was burnt in three minutes during Ravan Dahan at Dussehra Maidan, Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur on Friday. The fireworks went on for 20 minutes. Several officials including Health minister Kalicharan Saraf, MLA Ramchandra Bohra, MLA Ashok Parmani, Head of Sikh Community Ajay Pal Singh, Chandra Bhatia and Mahesh Kalwani were present in the event.

Ravan Dahan at Dussehra Maidan of Adarsh Nagar Jaipur.

  1.    Aarawali Marg V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur
A live concert by Punjabi singer Alfaz was organized on the occasion of Dussehra at Aarawali Marg in Mansarovar on Friday. People were celebrating the victory of good over bad with lots of enthusiasm at the fair. A junior artist Vikalp Mehta entertained the public with his mimicry skills. He mimicked Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and entertained the crowd at the fair. Several politicians participated in the program during Dussehra possession. An 80 feet long Ravan effigy was burnt down to ashes during Ravan Dahan. The fireworks continued for 20 minutes.

Burning effigy of Ravan at Aarawali marg of Mansarovar.

  1.    Rashtrapati Maidan, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur
An 80 feet long Ravan effigy was burnt at 10 pm in Rashtrapati Maidan of Shashtri Nagar in Jaipur. People started to come in from 6 pm to enjoy the cultural programs, Ram-Leela's, presentations, food stalls and much more. The 80 feet tall effigy of Ravan burns to ground in just a few minutes.

Ravan Dahan at Rashtrapati Maidan at Shashtri Nagar

  1.    Dusshera Maidan, Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium, Jaipur
The tallest effigy – nearly 120 feet long – was displayed at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium. Thousands of visitors took out their mobile phones to capture the Ravan Dahan moment. The sky was filled with fireworks and lightings. The Process went for 20 minutes.

Ravan Dahan at Dussehra Maidan of Vidhyadhar Nagar.

The Dussehra festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in various forms across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh to honor the victory of good over evil. Here, good symbolizes Rama the god and the evil represents Rawan the demon king. This day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil Mahishasur. Dusshera is celebrated by burning the evil Rawan followed by the dramatization of Ram-Leela.

Ravan Dahan at Malviya Nagar Jaipur.

First published: October 20, 2018
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