Ravanmakers at Titarpur Delhi!

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By Neena Badhwar

A visit to Delhi’s Titarpur situated between Rajouri Garden and Tilak Nagar has rows and rows of Ravan effigies being constructed with brown paper, glue and body made by bending and tying the sticks with hussian ropes as families get busy day and night to prepare and paint to give final shape to the demon Ravana.

While people go about their usual business with traffic all along the metro the pillars underneath and the footpaths are lined up with the faces of Ravana in various stages of finishing touches. And before the final day arrives all the effigies are duly delivered by trucks and tempos to all over Delhi to various parks and venues for the burning of these effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath on the Dussehra day which is a great favourite festival of us north Indians. Dussehra ushers in the mood of Diwali, fire crackers, fun and depicts victory of good over evil!

Happy Dussehra everyone in Australia!!



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