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Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!

Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!
Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!
On the last day of Dussehra festival, the Ravana effigy burning is  celebrated all over the country on 'Vijayadashami' day. On the day of Dasara, there is a reason behind burning Ravanasura's sculpture. This is being celebrated Vijayadasami right from the time of Srirama.

Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!

The story of mythology is that Lord Rama went to fight and defeat Ravana on the day of Vijayadashami. That is why there is a tradition that burns the effigy of Ravana Sura on that day. There is another phenomenon behind Ravana burning. In the circumstances where women are being ill-treated or abused, they say that a woman should be considered as a mother as a mother and that she should not be troubled by some kind of demons like Ravana.

Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!

Ravana has a shrine in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. There are several sections who worship the Lord Ravana on Dussehra day. On that day he will presented his favorite offerings and the doors of the temple will be closed. The doors of the temple are open only on Dasara.

Ravana burning in Dussehra culture!

Similarly, there is a village named Ravana in the region of Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. Ravana has a temple in this village. Ravana is lying asleep in this temple. Surprisingly his statue is 10 feet tall. Ravana is worshiped here. His favorite offerings are presented. They all call Ravana as "Ravan Baba". There is also the belief that the area where the Ravana Baba relieves people of their troubles.

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