Bhubaneswar: Marking end to this year’s Dussehra celebrations, Ravan Podi was celebrated across the state with great fanfare on Tuesday evening to observe the victory of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king of Ramayan epic, were set afire with colourful fireworks across the State.
According to sources, many committees in the capital city Bhubaneswar including Saheed Nagar, Jharpada, Baramunda had organised Ravan Dahan event.The 1000 year old city and the old capital of the State, Cuttack also celebrated the Ravan podi with great fanfare. A 60-feet high effigy of Ravan was set afire at Baliyatra ground on bank of river Mahanadi. The event was accompanied by number of cultural programme. Heavy crowd was witnessed
The steel city Rourkela also celebrated Vijaya Dashami by organising Ravan podi. Dussehra puja committee had organised Ravan podi function with colourful fireworks which was attended by Rourkela MLA Dillip Ray.
Likewise, the Ravan podi was also celebrated at in Jagatsinghpur and Balasore towns also.