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Spectacular fireworks celebrate a hero’s victory

On October 9th, the Hindus of the Indian sub-continent will join together in the festival of Dussehra, which marks the end of a ten-day countrywide celebration.The significance of the event varies depending on which part of India it is performed in.In northern regions it remembers the victory of the hero Rama over the Ravanna, who held the former”s wife captive in his realm.Elsewhere, in the states of southern India the celebration commemorates the goddess Durga vanquishing the demon Mahishasura, with the former appearing in effigy and in parades.Both interpretations have come about because of their historical reference to places in modern-day India, highlighting the diverse nature of faith among India”s huge population.In the north a mass of fireworks and the burning of effigies mark the end of the celebration.Colourful costumes and mystical reenactments are a key part of the event, all signifying the triumph of good over evil and attracting many non-Hindus who come to enjoy the spectacle.ADNFCR-1652-ID-18798709-ADNFCR

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