*Dussehra – Festivals of India *
Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is celebrated across India and follows the nine day festival of Navratas. On this day effigies of Ravana (King of Lanka), his brother Kumbhkaran and son Meghnad are burnt by people across India. The country witnesses huge Ramleela (Narration of tales of Lord Rama) functions which are basically stage plays spread over many days and depicting the life of Lord Rama. The last day of the Ramleels sees the burning of the three effigies as mentioned above symbolising the victory of Good over Evil.
When is Dussehra?
Dussehra is the last day of Navratri; it falls on the 10th day of the waxing moon during the Hindu month of Ashvin (around September or October).
Dussehra in 2010 is on 17 th of October.
Canon 40D, Lens Canon 17-85mm.