Photos: Dusshera celebrations in Northern India

Dusshera is celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik. It is celebrated by burning effigies of Hindu king Ravana and marks the victory of lord Rama over Ravana according to the Hindu epic Ramayana.

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Effigy of Ravan burns during Vijay Dashmi (Dashehra) celebrations, at Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee, Red Fort Ground, in New Delhi. Dusshera is celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Effigy of Ravan burns during Vijay Dashmi (Dashehra) celebrations, at Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee, Red Fort Ground, in New Delhi. Dusshera is celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

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Devotees dressed as Lord Rama and Laxman aim a bow and arrow towards an effigy of the Hindu king Ravana, on the occasion of Dusshera. The festival marks the end of Ramlila and remembers Lord Ram’s victory over king Ravana. (PTI)

Devotees dressed as Lord Rama and Laxman aim a bow and arrow towards an effigy of the Hindu king Ravana, on the occasion of Dusshera. The festival marks the end of Ramlila and remembers Lord Ram’s victory over king Ravana. (PTI)

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Children participate in Ramlila organised by the RWA of DLF Phase 2 at the community centre, in Gurugram. (Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Children participate in Ramlila organised by the RWA of DLF Phase 2 at the community centre, in Gurugram. (Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

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Children dressed as Vanar Sena (Army of monkeys) shout religious slogans during Dusshera celebrations in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

Children dressed as Vanar Sena (Army of monkeys) shout religious slogans during Dusshera celebrations in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari interacts with Ramlila performers during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka Shri Ramlila Society, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari interacts with Ramlila performers during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka Shri Ramlila Society, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Artists perform a Ramlila during a Dussehra celebrations at Dwarka Shri Ramlila, in New Delhi. Ramlila is a dramatic folk-enactment of lord Rama’s life according to the Hindu epic Ramayana. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Artists perform a Ramlila during a Dussehra celebrations at Dwarka Shri Ramlila, in New Delhi. Ramlila is a dramatic folk-enactment of lord Rama’s life according to the Hindu epic Ramayana. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during Dusshera celebrations at Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee, Red Fort Ground, in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during Dusshera celebrations at Shri Dharmik Ramlila Committee, Red Fort Ground, in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

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An effigy of Ravana’s son Meghanada goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

An effigy of Ravana’s son Meghanada goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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A lady dressed as Hindu goddess Sita puts her fingers in ears as an effigy of king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

A lady dressed as Hindu goddess Sita puts her fingers in ears as an effigy of king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra festival in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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