Dussehra celebrations: Triumph of good over evil

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Dussehra is believed to be the day Lord Ram defeated Raavana and is celebrated as a festival marking the triumph of good over evil. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

Dussehra is believed to be the day Lord Ram defeated Raavana and is celebrated as a festival marking the triumph of good over evil. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

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The festival is celebrated with fanfare and enthusiasm across the region, with effigies of Raavana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad being lit on fire. (SAmeer Sehgal/HT Photo)

The festival is celebrated with fanfare and enthusiasm across the region, with effigies of Raavana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad being lit on fire. (SAmeer Sehgal/HT Photo)

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Dussehra also marks the end of the ten-day Navratri festival, during which Goddess Durga is worshipped. (pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Dussehra also marks the end of the ten-day Navratri festival, during which Goddess Durga is worshipped. (pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

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Artists taking a selfie during the Dussehra festival in Jalandhar on Thursday. (Pardeep Pandit/Ht Photo)

Artists taking a selfie during the Dussehra festival in Jalandhar on Thursday. (Pardeep Pandit/Ht Photo)

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Kullu Dussehra, popular throughout the world, has a number of unique traditions, which begin on Vijaydashmi every year and continue for the next seven days. (aqil khan/ht photo)

Kullu Dussehra, popular throughout the world, has a number of unique traditions, which begin on Vijaydashmi every year and continue for the next seven days. (aqil khan/ht photo)

UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2015 10:20 PM IST
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