Ravan Dahan on Dussehra inspires nostalgia in all of us, especially when we watch huge effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhakarna burn. Dussehra is a festival that commemorates the win of good over evil. The time has arrived but this year in a fear of Covid outbreak, Dussehra celebrations in Jaipur will be symbolic rather than ceremonial.
The festival of Ramlila and Ravana Dahan has been happening since 1950. Thousands of visitors used to come every year, but for the first time in decades, the Dussehra ground will be seen deserted on the day of Dussehra. The government has implemented Section 144, and there is a ban on gathering.
However, keeping in view the religious sentiments of the people, the district administration has allowed the burning of effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath on Dussehra with the advice of social distance maintenance. According to religious tradition, there will be a regular Ravana Dahan ritual the presence of selected people.
Dussehra Celebrations in Jaipur
This year, after the corona guidelines and ban on firecrackers, Ravan Dahan program will not be organized on Dussehra in Jaipur. Ravan Dahan will be done admist the selected people and common citizens will not be allowed to participate. However, there are plans to show Ravan Dahan online.
The Dussehra celebrations in Jaipur will be a little simple as compared to every year. This is the second consecutive year when celebrations and fair will not be held. Unlike every year when there were fairs and processions. This year neither fireworks nor processions would be carried out.
In the Dussehra ground located in Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur, only the symbolic Ravana Dahan will take place. At the same time, the Dussehra fair to be held in Mansarovar has been canceled this time. However, this time Ravan Dahan program will be organized online on behalf of Sadbhavna Parivar in Mansarovar. The common man will be able to watch the cultural programs on Dussehra while sitting at home. People can enjoy the tradition staying at home.
Dussehra’s major message is the renewal of life, hope and joy. This year, bring these aspects into the lives of your loved ones. Convey a message of optimism that Dussehra brings to the people of India every year.