Dussehra 2015 – The Oldest among Carnivals

India is a diverse land of mass.

If you say you know about a festival in India, you may technically still know nothing about India.

India has 36 million Gods, and several customs to make these Gods happy,,

Well, skipping the parts, let’s talk about Dussehra which is a celebration of Victory of Good over Evil.

I intend not to repeat what has been already talked about in wiki rather share how the fest was celebrated in my Locality

That’s an effigy of Ravana, once the king of Lanka, some odd 10,000 years ago who was said to be egoistic and evil. Lord Rama, the king of Ayodhya killed Ravana on Dussehra, which is one version behind celebration. Also the day happens to be the day of the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur.

One of the Old Temple established in 1913 at Sadar Bazaar, Gurgaon, Haryana.

The Flying Hanuman

The Vanarsena in Fight

After sunset, a carnival set in, where the vehicles depicting Lord Rama ply to Ramleela Ground in Sadar Bazaar marking the epic Journey Lord Rama had from his Vanvas to Lanka.

Firecrackers lit the sky, one after another, and a stage was set where final episode of ramleela (a ten day long play) was played out. The scene was the final blow of Lord Rama to King Ravana. When he pierces his arrow across Ravana his belly button which had Amrut, his life contained.

Ravana was gifted with ten heads, denoting ten lives, and was technically unbeatable. The feat of Rama signifies not just victory but Hope as a powerful weapon, and strengthens the fact that truth always triumphs.

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GreenRideBikers

The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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