World ? Asia ? India ? Delhi

Dussehra in Delhi


Dussehra Celebrations in Delhi. Picture credit to Incredible India.org.
Picture credit to Incredible India.org
28 Sep 2009 (annual)
Link:
Dussehra is one of the most significant Hindu festivals, celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the sub-continent. It remembers the victory of the god Rama over the demon-king Ravana, who had been foolish enough to abduct his wife, Sita.
In Delhi the festival is celebrated by the burning of effigies in private back gardens, accompanied by far more elaborate bonfires in public places, when huge wooden effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarn and his son Meghnad are erected and stuffed with fireworks. A quite dazzling, although somewhat chaotic and dangerous, pyrotechnics display follows, as the demons are burnt and the fires light up the night sky.
Content provided by Frommer's Unlimited © 2018, Whatsonwhen Limited and Wiley Publishing, Inc. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. Travmarket cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.Event details can change. Please check with the organizers that an event is happening before making travel arrangements. We accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site.