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Vijayadashami 2019: Dussehra Celebrated With Fervour Across the Nation

India | PTI | October 9, 2019, 10:17 am
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 A Hindu devotee dressed as Ravan takes part in a procession to mark the 'Dussehra' festival celebration in Pushkar, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

A Hindu devotee dressed as Ravan takes part in a procession to mark the 'Dussehra' festival celebration in Pushkar, Rajasthan. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees immerse an idol of goddess Durga on River Yamuna in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Devotees immerse an idol of goddess Durga on River Yamuna in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 A crowd of people watch an effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dusshera) at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image: PTI)

A crowd of people watch an effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dusshera) at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

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 An effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

An effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 Former royal family member Maharaja Padmanabh Singh performs 'shastra puja' (weapon worship) on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, at City Palace in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

Former royal family member Maharaja Padmanabh Singh performs 'shastra puja' (weapon worship) on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, at City Palace in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees pull the chariots of Lord Raghunath Ji during International Kullu Dushehra, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

Devotees pull the chariots of Lord Raghunath Ji during International Kullu Dushehra, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

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 Flames rise out of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Flames rise out of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela'on the Vijayadashmi festival in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela'on the Vijayadashmi festival in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees carrying a 400 kg silver temple by a committee carrying the idol of Durga for immersion, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

Devotees carrying a 400 kg silver temple by a committee carrying the idol of Durga for immersion, in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 Women beat drums during Mysuru Dussehra procession in Mysuru. (Image: PTI)

Women beat drums during Mysuru Dussehra procession in Mysuru. (Image: PTI)

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 Married women offer prayers before smearing vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Married women offer prayers before smearing vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Artists portraying roles of Ram, Laxman, and Hanuman during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Artists portraying roles of Ram, Laxman, and Hanuman during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Flames rise out of burning effigies of demon king Ravana, his brothers Kumbhkaran and Meghnad during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Flames rise out of burning effigies of demon king Ravana, his brothers Kumbhkaran and Meghnad during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Married smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashami festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Married smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashami festival, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 An effigy of demon king Ravana in flames during the Dussehra celebrations at Dusshera Maidan in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

An effigy of demon king Ravana in flames during the Dussehra celebrations at Dusshera Maidan in Jaipur. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees immerse an idol of goddess Durga on the occasion of Vijayadashami, in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

Devotees immerse an idol of goddess Durga on the occasion of Vijayadashami, in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

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 Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 An artist dressed as Ram holds a bow and arrow during Dussehra celebrations in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

An artist dressed as Ram holds a bow and arrow during Dussehra celebrations in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

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 A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival, in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

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 An effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Jalandhar. (Image: PTI)

An effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Jalandhar. (Image: PTI)

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 An artist plays the role of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society, at Dwarka in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

An artist plays the role of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Dwarka Sri Ram Leela Society, at Dwarka in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 People click pictures with their mobile phones as an effigy of demon-king Ravana is burnt during Dussehra celebrations, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

People click pictures with their mobile phones as an effigy of demon-king Ravana is burnt during Dussehra celebrations, in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Married women take a selfie after smearing vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the Durga Puja festival, at Sahara Sahar in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)

Married women take a selfie after smearing vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the Durga Puja festival, at Sahara Sahar in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)

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 Flames rise out of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Flames rise out of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Married Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

Married Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI)

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 An effigy of demon king Ravana being set on fire on the occasion of Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

An effigy of demon king Ravana being set on fire on the occasion of Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Image: PTI)

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 Married Hindu women perform rituals to celebrate Vijaya Dashami before the immersion of the idol of goddess Durga in River Ganga, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Married Hindu women perform rituals to celebrate Vijaya Dashami before the immersion of the idol of goddess Durga in River Ganga, in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer. (Image: PTI)

Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer. (Image: PTI)

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 A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer. (Image: PTI)

Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer. (Image: PTI)

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 Viewers take visuals of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Viewers take visuals of a burning effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the Durga Puja festival to celebrate 'Bijaya Dashami', in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the Durga Puja festival to celebrate 'Bijaya Dashami', in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Volunteers immerse an idol of goddess Durga on Vijayadashami at a makeshift pond in Ulsoor lake, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Volunteers immerse an idol of goddess Durga on Vijayadashami at a makeshift pond in Ulsoor lake, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Women take part in 'Sindoor Khela' on the occasion of the Vijayadashmi festival in Patna. (Image: PTI)

Women take part in 'Sindoor Khela' on the occasion of the Vijayadashmi festival in Patna. (Image: PTI)

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