Here comes the time when the entire country will celebrate the victory of good over evil. Towering effigies of demon King Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran blazed and crackled in fiery splendour as Dussehra, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, will be celebrated across the country with fanfare and traditional fervour. So, here are the best places to watch Ravan Dahan in Delhi.
As per the new SOPs, obtaining permission from the district magistrates will be a pre-requisite to conduct any festival-related event and the permission for a particular area will be granted by the district magistrate and the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) only after full inspection. No food stalls, rallies, exhibitions or processions will be allowed until October 31, inside or outside any venue or pandal. Organisers will have to keep separate gates for entry and exit and no person will be allowed entry without a mask.
With a 160 ft wide stage to depict the Ramlila, the Raavan dahan at this Ramlila will have an effigy titled #metoo, to raise awareness against the ongoing debates on sexual harassment.
Where: 15 August Park, opp. Shri Digamber Jain Lal Mandir, Near Red Fort
Organized by Shri Ram Lila Committee, Dussehra celebrations here are grand. Giant effigies of Ravan are burnt every year followed by a fireworks show, music and dance.
Where: Ramlila Maidan, Asaf Ali Road, Ajmeri Gate (near New Delhi Railway Station), Delhi
Lav Kush Ramlila Committee is one of the oldest committees in Delhi, was established in the year 1979. Since its inception, the committee has been organizing Ramlila shows and Ravan Dahan at Red Fort, Delhi. On the day of Vijay Dashmi, the effigy of demon king Ravan is burnt to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. Lot of celebrities across the country take part in this celebration.
Where: Red Fort Ground at the Red Fort.
If you haven’t yet witnessed the Ravan Dahan celebration at Subhash Maidan, then you must definitely not give it a miss this year. As the effigies will be set ablaze amid chants in praise of Lord Ram, people can witness spectacular fireworks which will illuminate the sky.
Where: Subhash Maidan (Parade Ground), opposite the Old Lajpat Rai Market near the Red Fort
Shri Ram Dharmik Leela Committee, Tri Nagar has achieved recognition as one of the favourite organization in North Delhi. Every year, they continue with the age-old tradition of burning effigies of Ravan and remind us that good always triumphs over evil.
Where: Ramlila Maidan(V.V.I.P. Park) Keshav Puram, Delhi
Performed by students of NSD, the title song sung by Udit Narayan and Raavan’s introduction sung by Kailash Kher, this depiction is performed in all of 3 hours, Broadway-style. The narration has been extended by actor Mukesh Khanna.
Where: Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura
Dussehra at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium is considered to be the best in South Delhi. On Vijay Dashmi, as soon as the sun starts going down, the effigy of Ravan goes up in fiery flames, leaving behind a dazzling explosion of firecrackers for the cheering spectators.
Where: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Dwarka Sri Ramlila Society
Want to see ‘Ravan Dahan’ of awe-inspiring proportions this Dussehra, head to Dwarka where tall effigies of the mythical king, his brother Kumbhakaran and son Meghnad is getting readied to go up in flames in a stunning spectacle.
Where: Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi
DDA Grounds Patparganj
DDA Grounds near National Victor School in Patparganj organizes grand Ravan Dahan on the day of Dussehra. Effigies of Ravan, Meghnad, and Kumbhkaran are set on fire and it is a great sight for the viewers to see these effigies burning with a grand display of firecrackers. Chanting of “Jay Shree Ram” can be heard to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
Where: DDA Grounds, I.P.Extension, Patparganj, Delhi
CBD Ground Karkardooma
On the day of Vijay Dashmi, the huge crowd turns up at CBD Ground Karkardooma to witness their spectacular show of Ravan Dahan. A huge effigy of Ravan is burnt with a lot of special effects.
Where: CBD Ground Karkardooma, Delhi
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