Natives celebrate all the festivals
passionately. Dussehra, Diwali and Holi all
are celebrated in the entire country, but in
different unique ways.
The celebrations in Jaipur are legendary.
The city is beautifully festooned like a new
bride. The festival is celebrated depicting
the victory of good over evil. According to
Ramayana (the Sanskrit epic), there was a
demon named Ravan. He was slayed in a fight
with Lord Rama, and this ended his cruelty.
This triumph of good over evil is celebrated
every year, by burning huge effigies of
Ravan and his demon brothers who
participated in the battle. The victory is
celebrated every year, during the month of
People enjoy ‘Ram Leela’, which starts few
days prior to Dussehra/Vijay Dashmi. The
whole story of this struggle and fight is
presented through dramas at various places
of the city. These dramas portray the entire
story, in episodes during eight or ten days.
The most awaited is the final day, when the
vigorous fight scene excites the spectators.
Few depictions are so good that they become
The celebration of Dussehra starts in the
evening, with the burning of firecrackers.
Beautiful colors from firecrackers look
awesome at night. After this the effigies
are burnt by actors enacting as Lord Ram.
This act takes place in big grounds where
big fairs are held and after the act people
enjoy the stuff displayed at various booths.
The fair embraces many attractions for kids
and adults. The stalls have delicious chaats
(snacks), ice-creams, toys and various games
for recreation like balloon shooting, etc.
As the festivity comes to an end people
retreat to their dwellings with an
affirmation of that the evil is uprooted.
Time of the year : October
Places to Visit : All over India
Duration : One day
About : Victory of Good over Evil
Attraction : Huge Effigies, fireworks &