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Dusshera being celebrated with fervor

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2009 13:58 IST
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The national capital on Monday wore a festive look as the denizens celebrated Dusshera, the festival to mark the victory of good over evil, and looked forward to the festival of lights 'Diwali' 20 days later.

Dressed in their festive bests, people visited friends and relatives and exchanged gifts on the culmination of nine days of prayers and fasting to mark the victory of Lord Ram over Asura king Ravana in Lanka.

A large number of people were seen bursting crackers to mark the festivities while others went to market places on a shopping spree. Dussehra symbolises the victory of good over evil by celebrating the victory of Lord Ram.

The festivities culminate after nine auspicious days of navratri, during which Ramlila is enacted to depict the life of Lord Ram. One of the high points of the festivities is the burning of huge effigies of Ravana and enactment of the epic war between Lord Ram and the Asura King.