Durga Puja 2021: Devotees gear up to celebrate Dussehra

  • This year, Dussehra, also known as Vijaya Dashami or Dashain will be celebrated on October 15. On this day, effigies of Ravana are burnt which marks the victory of good over evil.
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Dussehra is the last day of the Navaratri festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Here's how devotees all over India are gearing up for Dussehra.(PTI)

Dussehra is the last day of the Navaratri festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Here's how devotees all over India are gearing up for Dussehra.(PTI)

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Of the 20-member team working on the Ravana effigy at the Daresi Dussehra ground in Ludhiana, 16 are Muslim workmen, and the rest are Hindus. (HT Photos/Gurpreet Singh)

Of the 20-member team working on the Ravana effigy at the Daresi Dussehra ground in Ludhiana, 16 are Muslim workmen, and the rest are Hindus. (HT Photos/Gurpreet Singh)

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An artisan works on an effigy depicting demon king Ravana ahead of the Dussehra festival celebrations in New Delhi in October 13.(AFP)

An artisan works on an effigy depicting demon king Ravana ahead of the Dussehra festival celebrations in New Delhi in October 13.(AFP)

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A child holds an effigy of demon king Ravana ahead of Dussehra festival at Sirhindi Market, in Patiala.(ANI)

A child holds an effigy of demon king Ravana ahead of Dussehra festival at Sirhindi Market, in Patiala.(ANI)

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A devotee performs a ritual on youths dressed as Hindu God Rama and his companion Laxman sit inside a temple before a Dussehra festival procession, in Allahabad.(AFP)

A devotee performs a ritual on youths dressed as Hindu God Rama and his companion Laxman sit inside a temple before a Dussehra festival procession, in Allahabad.(AFP)

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Artisans prepare the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath ahead of Dussehra, in Faridabad.(PTI)

Artisans prepare the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath ahead of Dussehra, in Faridabad.(PTI)

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Goats lock their horns during a fight as part of Dussehra celebrations in Hubballi, Wednesday.(PTI)

Goats lock their horns during a fight as part of Dussehra celebrations in Hubballi, Wednesday.(PTI)

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