Dusshera also known as Vijaydashmi is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in various forms across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh to honour the victory of good over evil. Here good symbolizes Rama the god and the evil represents Ravana the demon king. This day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil Mahishasur.
The day happens to occur on the next day to Maha-Navami which is the last and most important day of Navaratri, usually after the Nine days of Navami, tenth day is celebrated as Dashmi or Dusshera but this year Dusshera and Maha-Navami are co-coincidently on the same day. Dusshera is celebrated by burning the evil Ravana followed by the dramatization of Ram-Leela. Many grounds in India are used to Burn giant sculptures of Ravana loaded with crackers inside.
Preparations for nine days long festival starts many days earlier to hold a big fair where Shops and stalls are erected near the place where the Goddess Durga is worshipped. The effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarana and Meghnad are prepared. Ram Leela is enacted during the nights. Different events of the life of Lord Rama is dramatised in the Ram Leela. There is great hustle and bustle during the Ram Leela. Thousands of men, women and children gather in the Ram Leela ground to enjoy the show
In Jaipur, every festival is celebrated with such zeal and enthusiasm as nowhere else. The whole city shines with colourful lightings and wonderful Dandiya dance is organised for nine long days in different grounds of Jaipur. On the day tenth day i.e. Dusshera, people burn Ravana in different destinations of Jaipur.
Following are the top destinations in Jaipur to be in person to live the moment of Dusshera celebration, Adarsh nagar in Jaipur has the largest Ravana sculpture that attracts a lot of people even celebrities are invited to be a part of this celebration.
1. Dashera Maidan Adarsh Nagar – This time the height of Ravan will be 120ft and for the first time speical crown of ravan is being prepared. with the be a laser light show and fireworks along with ramleela on 50ft Size screen at the celebration ground.
2. Vidhyadhar Nagar Statdium – At the Venue the Ravan himself will preach about the wisdom, truth and will tell about the consequences of his sins. Due to which he lost his life, his wisdom and his value amongst the society.
5. Pratap Nagar – Pratap Nagar will also have 71 ft ravan. A rally will be organized to attract more people.
Beautiful Jaipur wishes you a very Happy Dusshera and as this day signifies the victory of goodness over bad, we wish the same happens with every one us.