Dussehra Celebration

Oct 02, 2013, 14:10 PM IST
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People watch as effigies of the ten-headed demon king Ravana and his brothers are burned during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi.

People watch as effigies of the ten-headed demon king Ravana and his brothers are burned during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, blue turban, performs a ritual before people dressed as Hindu deities Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, blue turban, performs a ritual before people dressed as Hindu deities Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi.

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Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and film star Akshay Kumar at Parade ground at Red Fort during the burning of the effigy of Ravan.

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and film star Akshay Kumar at Parade ground at Red Fort during the burning of the effigy of Ravan.

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A woman dressed in traditional finery performs the Garba dance of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

A woman dressed in traditional finery performs the Garba dance of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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A Hindu devotee prostrates as others stand in a queue to offer prayers at a Hindu goddess Kali temple on the second day of the Navratri festival in Jammu.

A Hindu devotee prostrates as others stand in a queue to offer prayers at a Hindu goddess Kali temple on the second day of the Navratri festival in Jammu.

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Hindu devotees eat holy food as others stand in a queue to offer prayers at a Hindu goddess Kali temple on the second day of the Navratri festival in Jammu.

Hindu devotees eat holy food as others stand in a queue to offer prayers at a Hindu goddess Kali temple on the second day of the Navratri festival in Jammu.

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Mata idol being carried for Navratri puja in Hyderabad

Mata idol being carried for Navratri puja in Hyderabad

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A artist performs during the grand rehearsal for Navratri celebrations in Ahmadabad.

A artist performs during the grand rehearsal for Navratri celebrations in Ahmadabad.

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Artists dressed in traditional attire rehearse for the inauguration function of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Artists dressed in traditional attire rehearse for the inauguration function of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Artists dressed in traditional attire rehearse for the inauguration of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Artists dressed in traditional attire rehearse for the inauguration of Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Girls dressed as Goddess Laxmi share a light moment as they wait to collect money from devotees ahead of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri at Sangam.

Girls dressed as Goddess Laxmi share a light moment as they wait to collect money from devotees ahead of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri at Sangam.

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Young Indian girls dressed in traditional attire play with each other as others practice Garba, a form of dance from the west Indian state of Gujarat.

Young Indian girls dressed in traditional attire play with each other as others practice Garba, a form of dance from the west Indian state of Gujarat.

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Indians dressed in traditional finery practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Indians dressed in traditional finery practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Indians dressed in traditional finery practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Indians dressed in traditional finery practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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A woman dressed in traditional finery practices the Garba dance, ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

A woman dressed in traditional finery practices the Garba dance, ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Women dressed in traditional finery carry religious symbols on their heads as they practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Women dressed in traditional finery carry religious symbols on their heads as they practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Women dressed in traditional finery watch others practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Women dressed in traditional finery watch others practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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Women dressed in traditional finery watch others practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

Women dressed in traditional finery watch others practice the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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A woman, dressed in traditional finery, helps a girl with her costume before practicing the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

A woman, dressed in traditional finery, helps a girl with her costume before practicing the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmadabad.

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