Dussehra Festival: Celebrations!

In various parts of northern India, huge and colourful effigies of Ravana and his son Meghanada and brother Kumbhakaran are set on fire in the ground or open fields. Dussehra festival is also observed by organising a theatrical enactment of life stories of Rama known as Ram Lila. In Himachal Pradesh, the Vijayadashami festival in Kullu has been given the status of an International festival by the State Government.