India has always been a land of mythology, mysticism and legends where, always, the victory of good and the just has prevailed over darkness and the wicked. And there are many good anecdotes to establish this fact in the Hindu Itihaas, whether it be the story of Lord Krishna defeating Kansa or Lord Rama vanquishing the demon king Ravana.
Perhaps, there won’t be any other country apart from India where one can find such a rich blend of cultures, rituals, festivals, and traditions imbibed to the core of its people's hearts. And that is what our epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana also depict - our glorious ancient past.
Talking about festivals, the upcoming festival of Dussehra means different things to different people. Yes, on this auspicious day some people fast, and there are many people, specifically children who like to visit and enjoy the Dussehra melas (fairs), seeing the Raavan effigy burning down to the ground in the holy fire.
Let’s discover some of the most unique ways in which the festival of Dussehra is celebrated in our country.
#1. Durga Puja, Kolkata
On this pious occasion, one can see the whole city light up in the fervour of godly excitement. At many places, decorated pandals, artistic idols of the Goddess Durga and fancy light decorations can also be seen. There are even many cultural performances by the local people.