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Dussehra 2017: Here's how India celebrated the most-awaited festival

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : Oct 1, 2017, 1:04 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
The curtains came down on the 10-day world renowned Dussehra celebrations on Saturday with spectacular processions marking the grand finale. (Photos: AP/PTI)
The curtains came down on the 10-day world renowned Dussehra celebrations on Saturday with spectacular processions marking the grand finale. (Photos: AP/PTI)
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An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu on Saturday. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (Photo: AP)
An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu on Saturday. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (Photo: AP)
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An effigies of Ravana and his brother Kumbhakaran being set on fire during Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Saturday. Ravana may be regarded as a personification of evil in Hindu mythology, but the 'demon king' is the main deity of a temple in Badaun, UP and is worshipped by the locals. (Photo: PTI)
An effigies of Ravana and his brother Kumbhakaran being set on fire during Dussehra celebrations at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Saturday. Ravana may be regarded as a personification of evil in Hindu mythology, but the 'demon
king' is the main deity of a temple in Badaun, UP and is worshipped by
the locals. (Photo: PTI)
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An artist performs as Goddess Kali at a local fair during Dussehra celebrations in Allahabad. Dussehra, known as Vijaydashami in some places, is celebrated at the end of Navratri every year, commemorates the victory of good over evil. (Photo: PTI)
An artist performs as Goddess Kali at a local fair during Dussehra celebrations in Allahabad. Dussehra, known as Vijaydashami in some places, is celebrated at the end of Navratri every year, commemorates the victory of good over evil. (Photo: PTI)
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Mysuru Palace illuminated for Dussehra celebrations in Mysuru on Saturday. The Mysore palace is beautifully illuminated, with 1,00,000 bulbs lighting up the grand building. (Photo: PTI)
Mysuru Palace illuminated for Dussehra celebrations in Mysuru on Saturday. The Mysore palace is beautifully illuminated, with 1,00,000 bulbs lighting up the grand building. (Photo: PTI)
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Indian municipal workers push an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati on Saturday. n some parts of the country, the occasion celebrates Lord Ram's defeat of the demon Ravana, while for some communities it marks Goddess Durga's triumph over the evil Mahishasura. (Photo: AP)
Indian municipal workers push an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for immersion in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati on Saturday. n some parts of the country, the occasion celebrates Lord Ram's defeat of the demon Ravana, while for some communities it marks Goddess Durga's triumph over the evil Mahishasura. (Photo: AP)
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Effigies of Ravana and Kumbhkaran being burnt on the occasion of Dussehra Celebrations at Dushera Maidan in Jaipur on Saturday. The effigies are stuffed with firecrackers, being burnt to the ground, signifying their defeat. (Photo: PTI)
Effigies of Ravana and Kumbhkaran being burnt on the occasion of Dussehra Celebrations at Dushera Maidan in Jaipur on Saturday. The effigies are stuffed with firecrackers, being burnt to the ground, signifying their defeat. (Photo: PTI)
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Devotees particplate in the Rath Yatra of Lord Ram on Dussehra in Kullu on Saturday. Dussehra is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur, with festivities involving lights, decorations, colourful dresses and food. (Photo: PTI)
Devotees particplate in the Rath Yatra of Lord Ram on Dussehra in Kullu on Saturday. Dussehra is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur, with festivities involving lights, decorations, colourful dresses and food. (Photo: PTI)
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Eunuchs performing Durga dance during Dussehra celebrations in Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Saturday. Different parts of the country celebrate the festival in their own unique and beautiful ways. (Photo: AP)
Eunuchs performing Durga dance during Dussehra celebrations in Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Saturday. Different parts of the country celebrate the festival in their own unique and beautiful ways. (Photo: AP)
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