Dussehra 2021: A look at the preparations ahead of celebrations

(Express photo by Amit Mehra)

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Palm Tree

Dussehra denotes the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana — the King of Lanka.

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Palm Tree

This year, the festival of Dussehra is celebrated across the country today.

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Palm Tree

Every year, Dussehra is celebrated with a lot of pomp and pageantry but the onset of COVID-19 has seen quieter celebrations. 

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Effigies of Ravana are seen for sale in New Delhi prior to Dussehra celebrations.

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Palm Tree

Ramlila performances are also organised, especially in the northern part of the country, during which, effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran are burnt.

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Palm Tree

Dashami and Dussehra follow different rituals, nut they bear the same message — that of victory of good over evil.

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Palm Tree

Ahead of Dussehra 2021 celebrations, the country is seen gearing up for festivities amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

(Express photo by Amit Mehra)