Festivals of India
A very popular Hindu festival is Dussehra, this is a celebration for victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The ?Vijay? (victory) is celebrated on Dashmi ?tenth day?, thus the festival is termed as ?Vijaydashmi?. This festival is mostly concentrated in the Northern parts of the country. The legend of the actual fight between Lord Rama and Ravana is dramatized with enactments of Rama, his brother Lakshmana, Sita, Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarna, and son Meghnath. The plays consists of the climax of the famous battle. The climax takes a further turn with the shooting of the effigy of Ravana by a fireball. Excitement and applause from the crowd is seen as the climax turns into a full blown celebration.