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Dussehra 2022: Festivities galore across India beating post-pandemic blues

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Just ahead of Diwali, India celebrates Dussehra on October 5. The festival is celebrated on the 10th day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

Earlier the COVID-19 pandemic had majorly muted mass celebrations, but as the pandemic recedes, devotees can again celebration the festivals together.

Dussehra celebrates Ram’s vanquishing of the 10-headed demon Ravan. Basically, it symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

Different parts of India celebrate Dussehra with different rituals and activities. These celebrations prior to Diwali are marked by songs, dances and performances.

In Gujarat, Dussehra is preceded by nine nights of dancing and performances. On this day, Ravan, the demon king’s effigies is burnt. Large crowds gather and cheer as the crackling flames engulf the effigies.

Dussehra also manifests the beginning of preparations for Diwali. The festival marks the end of Durga Puja. People also set up pandals that attract large crowds.

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Hina Fatima Khan
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Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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