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Burning Ravana effigy falls on Dussehra crowd in Haryana; a few injured

October 05, 2022 9:46 pm

Police said there was no major casualty in the incident in Yamunanagar and that the condition of the injured was stable.

On Dussehra, this village in Maharashtra performs 'aarti' of demon king Ravan

October 05, 2022 3:05 pm

Locals claim the tradition of worshipping Ravan for his "intelligence and ascetic qualities" has been going on in the village for last 300 years.

Dreams going up in smoke? Dussehra brings little cheer for effigy makers

October 04, 2022 1:01 pm

Many of the artisans are daily wage labourers from Rajasthan, Haryana and Bihar who come to the capital to make an extra buck or more

Dussehra Ravan Dahan 2020: Date, Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Mantra

October 25, 2020 3:35 pm

Dussehra Ravan Dahan 2020 Date, Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Timings, Mantra: According to Hindu mythology, Ravana was defeated after a fierce battle with Lord Ram, marking the conclusive victory of good over evil.

First time in 67 years, major grounds not to see Ravana effigies

October 22, 2020 10:56 am

The city’s Dussehra organisers said by the time Covid-19 curbs eased, it was too late for production of effigies and the uncertainty regarding permissions still prevail. Thus, the event cannot be held.

Did a strong sense of morality make Vibhishana the first 'anti-national'?

October 27, 2019 7:27 am

Every regime insists that the praja, or citizens, stand by its regressions from the founding ideals of the republic in the name of nationalism.

Ravana was a spectacular king. He just fell for the wrong girl

October 28, 2019 10:50 am

The mists of mythology, history and conspiracy theories render him elusive. Yet, in Sri Lanka, the search for Ravana remains a quest for validation.

Come Dussehra and the Ravana makers of Titarpur know who is king

October 21, 2018 3:04 pm

Once the festive season is over, the artisans will return to their professions such as carpenter, electricians and even painters, only to come back next year for the love of their craft.

Raksha Bandhan: The story of 'evil' siblings Ravana and Surpanakha

July 14, 2020 10:51 am

Happy Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi 2018: This brother-sister duo are symbolic of a common evil, partners in their journey of death and destruction yet bonded by strong, unusual bond of love, loyalty and protection—the Raksha Bandhan.

Only the elderly come to mourn Ravana in ‘birthplace’ Bisrakh

October 04, 2014 4:08 am

They once tried celebrating Ramlila here, but unspeakable sorrow befell them.


Dussehra in Delhi to mourning in Thailand: Top photos from around the world this week

October 09, 2022 1:35 pm

From the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ian in Florida and Cuba, to a deadly stampede at an Indonesian soccer stadium, to a massacre at a daycare centre in Thailand, here is a look at some of the most compelling images from around the world in the past week

Dussehra 2022: Ravana effigies set on fire to mark the triumph of good over evil

October 05, 2022 8:26 pm

The nine-day-long festivities of Navratri have come to end with the burning of effigies of Ravana in various parts of the country. The festival of Dusshera which marks the victory of good over evil was celebrated with much joy and fervour across India. Take a look at the pictures to know how it was celebrated.