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Dussehra 2019 Live Updates: Celebrations begin for Vijayadashami

Dussehra 2019 (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami) Live Updates: The day signifies the triumph of good over evil.

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Vijayadashami or Dussehra (Dasara) is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri festival. (Designed by Gargi Singh)

Dussehra 2019 (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami) Live Updates: Vijayadashami or Dussehra (Dasara) is celebrated on the tenth day after the Navratri festival and it marks the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated differently all across the countrY. While in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country, the festival celebrates Ma Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura, in the north and central India, it stands for the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The day also marks the victory of Pandavas over the Kauravas. This year, today, October 8 marks Dussehra.

Ravan Dahan marks the symbolic victory of Lord Ram over Ravana — the King of Lanka. According to Hindu mythology, Ravan was defeated after a fierce battle with Lord Ram, marking the conclusive victory of good over evil.

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In the northern parts of India, especially, people come out in droves to witness the customary annual burning of the effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran, following which they celebrate and wish each other prosperity.

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PM Modi asks people to remember IAF valour on its raising day

PM Modi also hailed the valour of the Indian Air Force and asked people to especially remember it on its raising day like they pay respect to Lord Hanuman on Vijayadashami.

Work for furthering women empowerment and ensuring their dignity: PM at Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to work towards furthering the empowerment of women and ensuring their dignity by taking forward the spirit of Navratra, as he participated in Dussehra festivities in the national capital.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor wishes people on the occasion of Dusshera

Dussehra celebrations 2019: Ravan Dahan begins

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Vijayadashami Special: Showing the strength of women

Actor Bhumi Pednekar shared her wishes for Dussehra

Actor Ajay Devgn greeted his fans

Bijaya Dashami celebrations in full swing

Women can be seen enjoying themselves on the last day of Durga Puja. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

The traditional Bengali Ritual of Sindoor Khela continues to be played across the country.  

Bengali women celebrate Sindoor Khela at Congress Bhavan in Pune. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

Bollywood takes to social media to shares wishes

Vijayadashami Live Update: DadaSaheb Phalke awardee Actor Amitabh Bachchan shared his wishes

Bengalis observe Sindoor Kela

Women smear each other with sindur on Vijayadashami. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)
Vijay Dashami rituals at Bonedi Bari in North Kolkata. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)
Married women observe Sindoor Khela on the last day of Durga Puja. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

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Dussehra 2019 Live Updates: Ramleela performances that stay unique

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Dussehra 2019 Live Updates: Prime Minister greets the nation

Dussehra 2019 Live Updates: President Ram Nath Kovind wishes the country on the occasion

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This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 8. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

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.