Dussehra 2018 celebrations Highlights: PM Modi fires arrow to eliminate effigy of demon king Ravan

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Dussehra 2018 celebrations: Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is being celebrated across the country with full fervor and enthusiasm.

Dussehra celebrations 2018Dussehra celebrations 2018: PM Modi fires arrow to eliminate effigy of demon king Ravan

Dussehra 2018 celebrations: Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is being celebrated across the country with great fervor and enthusiasm. To mark the festival of victory of good over evil, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the celebrations at historic Ramlila Maidan in the heart of national capital. Koving and Modi first watched the Luv-Kush Ramila here and then fired an arrow to burn effigies of demon king Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran.

Dussehra is celebrated every year on the tenth day of the Navratri festival. The day marks the victory of Lord Ram over demon king Ravana. In eastern states, the day commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga over demon king Mahishasura and also marks the culmination of the Durga Puja celebrations.

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Dussehra 2018 celebrations: Nation celebrates Vijayadashmi with fervour and gaiety

18:29 (IST) 19 Oct 2018
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Kovind, Modi fire arrow

President Kovind and PM Modi fire arrow to eliminate demon king Ravan at Ramlila Maidan.

18:06 (IST) 19 Oct 2018
Luv-Kush Ramlila underway
17:55 (IST) 19 Oct 2018
Dussehra 2018 celebrations: President greets nation

President Ram Nath Kovind gretted the nation on the occasion of Durga Puja and Vijayadashmi. In his message, the President said: "This is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. May the day bring happiness to our families and our shared society." Stating that Durga Puja and Vijayadashmi symbolise the victory of truth and righteousness over evil, the President said, "It is also an opportunity to cherish the spirit of unity and bonds of fraternity among our people".

17:53 (IST) 19 Oct 2018
Traffic hit in Delhi

Meanwhile, the Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth flow of traffic in view of the Dussehra celebrations.

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Dussehra celebrations in Ludhiana
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President, PM participate in Dussehra celebrations
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President, PM arrive at Ramila Maidan

President Ram nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached the Ramlila Maidan. The two will burn effigies of demon king Ravan to mark the victory of good over evil.

17:42 (IST) 19 Oct 2018
PM greets nation on Dussehra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on Dussehra.

Earlier today, PM Modi had visited Shirdi in Ahmednagar of Maharashtra to attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary. During his visit, Modi performed a special puja and then unfurled a special flag in Lendibaug. He also released a silver coin to commemorate the year-long celebrations. According to the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST), over 10 million pilgrims from India and abroad have attended the celebrations in last one year. In his remark, Modi recalled the contributions of Saibaba and said that "his teachings give us the mantra to build a strong unified society and serve humanity with love and compassion". Saibaba is revered across communities. He had passed away in Shirdi on Dussehra Day in 1918.
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