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In Delhi, craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

The stretch between Delhi's Tagore Garden and Subhash Nagar is where the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad are fashioned and parcelled across the country to be burnt on Dussehra.

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

Dussehra also known as Vijayadashami is celebrated on the 10th day of Navratri. According to Hindu religion, this day is celebrated to remember Lord Ram's victory over Ravana. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

Effigies of Ravana are burnt as a symbol of the victory of good over evil across the country. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

The stretch between Delhi's Tagore Garden and Subhash Nagar is where the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad are fashioned and parcelled across the country to be burnt on Dussehra. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

In North India, Dussehra is celebrated exactly 20 days before Diwali the festival of lights. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

With Dussehra on Friday, the effigy makers are busy giving final touches to several customised Ravanas. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

West Delhi's Titarpur area is where Ravanas stand tall - literally - their height ranging from five feet to 50 feet, many ready to be dispatched, others waiting for the glossy covering on their made-to-order bamboo bodies.(Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

The work starts a day or two after Raksha Bandhan, which usually falls about two months before Dussehra. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Craftsmen prepare Ravana effigies ahead of Dussehra

Titarpur is the biggest market in India for Raavan effigies. Not only from Delhi but people come from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and various other states to buy effigies for Dussehra celebration. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)