Dussehra symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The entire legend is enacted in various parts of India as Ramlila and finally on the 10th day ( Dussehra), at sundown, actors playing Rama and Laxmana enact the final moments of the battle. Huge effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnad are placed in vast open grounds. Fireworks and crackers of different types are placed in these effigies.

Dressed as Rama and Laxmana, actors shoot arrows with flaming tips at the effigies from a safe distance amidst cheers from the crowds and the effigies are slowly engulfed in fire while beautiful fireworks are displayed and crackers with deafening sound entertain the onlookers. Merriment continues while the old and the young partake in games, dance and music. Fairs are held too where people flock to spend the rest of the evening.

When is Dussehra in 2014, 2015?

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) is on October 3, 2014 and 2015 Dussehra is on October 22