Ravanas Take Over The Delhi Streets Ahead of Dussehra

Twenty-four artisans from Hindu and Muslim communities from Agra and Mathura work in tandem to make effigies of Ravana on Dussehra in Ahmedabad. Muslim-dominated ‘Khanwadi Muslim Basti’ in Ahmedabad’s Ramol area is the place where this team temporarily settles down for 40 days and prepares effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran for giant infrastructure companies from across the state. This year, the famous Hare Krishna temple in Wadaj on the outskirts of Ahmedabad is added to the list of “loyal parties”.