Dussehra celebrated with traditional fervour in Bihar

Dussehra festival was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in the state capital and in Bihar.

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 20:50 PM IST

Patna: Dussehra festival was on Sunday
celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in the state
capital and elsewhere in Bihar.

The devotees offered prayers to goddess Durga at
various pandals on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami to mark the
end of the festival.

The immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and other
deities commenced simultaneously throughout the state.

Later in the evening, the effigy of Ravana, his son
Meghnad and others were burnt across the state to mark the
victory of good over evil.

In Patna, a 70-feet high effigy of Ravana was set on
fire by the devotees at the Gandhi Maidan at a function
attended by Governor Kunwar Devanand.

PTI