New Delhi: Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated on Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. It also marked the end of Durga Puja when idols of the mother goddess are immersed in rivers. Like every year, the city was was dotted with Ravana effigies, to be burnt later in the evening, celebrating his defeat at the hands of Lord Rama. The effigies are accompanied by fireworks at various parks and open spaces across the city.
Image: Workers make huge masks of the demon Ravana for Ravanpodi Utsav at a puja mandap in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.