If you want to go somewhere on the long weekend of Dussehra and enjoy real Dussehra in different places in India, then you can visit these places.
Navaratri 2020 is spreading its colours and Dussehra is also coming soon. This time Dussehra is falling on 25 October i.e. Sunday. Although the coronavirus has dissolved in colour, gradually people have included wearing masks and washing hands in their routine. Similarly, travel has started gradually in the whole of India and people are cautiously completing their routine. Now when people have started travelling, then planning for a long weekend is also reasonable. On the long weekend from Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October, you can enjoy Dussehra as well as visit some places where Dussehra is different.
Dussehra is celebrated in a very special way in some parts of the country and if you wish, you can visit one of these places on the long weekend. Some of these places are famous for their Ravana and some for the Ravana Festival. So let's know about these special places on Dussehra.
1. Kolkata - Durga Pandal and Dussehra
The true beauty of Kolkata emerges in Durga Puja itself. On the day of Navami and Dussehra, sindoor is played in many places, as well as if you are a food lover, then it can be the best place. Here, from firecrackers to drums and dhunuchi dances and the farewell of Durga Maa, it is worth seeing. Believe that the joy of Navratri will come if you go for a walk here.
2. Mysore Dasara festival
The custom of celebrating Dasara festival is 400 years old. This festival in Karnataka is very special for the entire state. Here the Kingdom of Mysore also participates. It is celebrated for a full 10 days. The Mysore Palace also sparkles. Every evening there are many programs and folk dances. A mixture of culture and music of Karnataka will be seen here. Not only this, but elephants rally is also held here. Go here and enjoy Dussehra.
3. Kullu - Dussehra Festival
Here also the royal festival takes place and in Kullu, people carry idols of deities on their heads. This rally runs from one end to the other. After this, all the deities are worshipped in the main Raghunath temple. The temple here is also very special. Campfires are also done at many places along the banks of the Beas River and there is also the practice of burning Ravana's Lanka. Here people come prepared in different ways and celebrate this festival.
4. Gujarat - Navratri Puja
Go to any city of Gujarat and you will get to see the most unique form of Navratri and Dussehra. Dance-music etc. will be seen everywhere and at the same time, Ravana Dahan is also given great importance here. Everyone is dressed in traditional Gujarati costumes as well as having traditional Gujarati food to delight the people.
5. Delhi- Ravana Dahan
If you think that Delhi is behind in celebrating Dussehra, it is not so. The Dussehra of Ramlila and Dussehra grounds here is very famous and the way Ravana combustion is done in the presence of the Prime Minister himself, the Dussehra here cannot be less said. There are also many places to visit around Delhi where you can spend your vacation.
6. Varanasi - Ramlila and Ravana Dahan
Dussehra is quite different in Varanasi. Here, Ramlila Delhi Style and Ganga Aarti get Navratri with Kolkata enjoyment. Even Ramnagar, 15 km from Varanasi, has the most popular Ramlila which is believed to have been started by the king of Kashi. You will get to enjoy the festival here.
7. Barara- Ravana Dahan-
Barra's Ravana holds a record in itself. Here the statues of Kumbhakaran and Meghnath of Ravana, the largest of the world, are made. This small town is 80 km from Chandigarh and is located in Ambala district. Right now there are 200 feet of statues and every year they are increased by a few feet.
You have already seen that in which parts of India Dussehra colours will be special. If you are planning to go to any of these places, then be careful. The lockdown has opened, but the war from Corona continues.