Ten Headed villain Ravana dies today on Dasara/Dussehra

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Ten Headed Ravana will go up in flames with a lot of fireworks. Children love this festival of Dasara or Dussehra. It represents the victory of good over evil. These effigies are really miniatures of the large and giant Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnada burnt in big cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. These are characters from the well loved story of Rama as found in the Ramayana.

Happy Diwali, World!

IMG-20151111-01156It is the Festival of Lights again. It celebrates the homecoming of Ram victorious over the symbol of evil Ten Headed- Ravana. People celebrate this victory with lighting tiny oil pottery lamps called diyas, candles and fairy lights on buildings and balconies. The night fills with the sound of crackers and sparklers.

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