Why People of India Celebrate Dussehra Festival

Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the Dussehra celebrations at Madhav Das Park, Red Fort, on the auspicious occasion of Vijay Dashmi, in Delhi on September 30, 2017
Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the Dussehra celebrations at Madhav Das Park, Red Fort, on the auspicious occasion of Vijay Dashmi, in Delhi on September 30, 2017

Dussehra festival was celebrated Saturday in India. The festival signifies the triumph of good over the bad, as on this day Lord Rama vanquished the 10-headed devil Ravana. But strangely in today’s India, you will find a new Ravana at every step while there is no trace of Rama in the entire country. Will Rama come again and kill all these Ravanas? ~ Rakesh Raman


Dussehra

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation Saturday on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi (Dussehra).

विजयादशमी के पावन पर्व पर सभी देशवासियों को शुभकामनाएँ! Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi,” the Prime Minister said.

He attended the Dussehra celebrations at Madhav Das Park, Red Fort and encourages people to undertake ‘Sankalp’ of contributing positively for the nation.

“Indian Festivals are not mere events of festivities but they are also a medium to educate the society. Festivals keep us aware about the values in the society, they also teach us to live together as one community,” the Prime Minister said.

He said festivals are a reflection of our collective strength, socio cultural values and rich cultural traditions. Besides, Modi said, they are associated with cultivation, rivers, mountains, nature, etc.

The Prime Minister witnessed the burning of effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad during the event.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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