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Dussehra 2018: Popular places to visit in Jaipur for Ravan Dahan

The visitors during Ravan Dahan in Jaipur will be able to enjoy relishing tasty snacks at different food stalls, cultural programs, orchestra, swings for kids, games, presentations, mesmerizing fireworks and finally the view of burning effigy of Ravan.

October 18, 2018, 6:38 pm

Effigies of Ravan for Dussehra festival.

Jaipur: Dussehra festival also known as Vijaydashmi is around the corner. Read Also: Jaipur: Ravan Dahan at these 5 places on Oct 19. The preparations for the festival are going on in full swing. Several workers from different parts of the country are at Rawan Mandi of Kissan Dharam Kaanta in Jaipur to build effigies of Ravan for Dussehra Dahan. Popular Dussehra grounds of the city are preparing for the grand fairs for the festival. The visitors during Ravan Dahan in Jaipur will be able to enjoy relishing tasty snacks at different food stalls, cultural programs, orchestra, swings for kids, games, presentations, mesmerizing fireworks and finally the view of burning effigy of Ravan.

Effigies of Ravan for Dussehra festival.

Here are six places to visit to watch Ravan Dahan during Dussehra festival in Jaipur
  1. Dussehra Maidan Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur
  2. Aarawali Marg V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur
  3. Dusshera Maidan, Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium, Jaipur
  4. Pratap Nagar near Sanganer, Jaipur
  5. Rashtrapati Maidan, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur
  6. Ram Leela Ground, Raja Park, Jaipur
Head of Jogi Samaj, Jagdish Jogi said that an 81 feet long Rawan has been made by the workers at Ravan Mandi. The head and body of the Ravan will be moving this time. A spring system has been used for the special effects in the effigy. The special Ravan effigy will be presented in Rajasthani style including White Dhoti Kurta and Safaa. The cost of this Rawan effigy is Rs 1 lakh.

Effigies of Ravan for Dussehra festival.

The largest effigy of Rawan has been made which is 110 feet long and the cost of the effigy is Rs 1.5 lakh. The 51 feel long effigy’s cost will be 50,000. 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.

First published: October 16, 2018
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