Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2019 Date, Puja Timings: As part of Dussehra celebrations, huge and colourful effigies of Ravana, most times along with that of his brothers Meghanada and Kumbakaran, are burnt in large open grounds.
Happy Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2018 Highlights: Dussehra in a way also marks the onset of preparations for the festival of lights – Diwali. Here are all the live updates of celebrations and festivities that keep on happening throughout the day.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of those deceased in the train accident. Singh announced free treatment to all those injured and said he was rushing to the spot to personally supervise the rescue and relief operations.
Every year, tourists visit Mysuru just to experience the grand Dasara festival celebrations. To experience the same, photographer Prashanth Vishwanathan visited the festival and captured its beauty on an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Take a look at the pictures here.
Dussehra also known as Vijayadashami is celebrated on the 10th day of Navratri. Effigies of the demon king Ravana, are burnt as a symbol of the victory of good over evil across the country. Here's a sneak peek.
Dussehra was celebrated with fervour across the country on Saturday. President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh were among those who participated in the festivities at Red Fort in New Delhi.