Today marks the day when Lord Rama killed the evil King Ravana and Maa Durga herself defeated the demon Mahishasur. Special rituals are being performed at various puja mandaps and shrines across Odisha on the occasion.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the celebratory burning of Ravan’s effigy on the occasion of ‘Vijaya Dashmi’ at the Ramlila Maidan here. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief and MP Manoj Tiwari also shared the statge. Popularly known as ‘Ravan Dahan’, the […]
Bolangir: Tension surfaced at Mathakhai temple, some five kilometres away from Bolangir town, after a group of tribals pressed for performing animal sacrifice at the temple. However, the move was opposed by a non-tribal group which alleged that despite the ban on animal sacrifice, the tribal group was adamant on performing animal sacrifice in the […]
Bhubaneswar: A family of an artisan in Old Town in Bhubaneswar has been busy in giving final touches to the effigies of Ravana and his brothers as the demon king is about to go up in flames on Vijaya Dashami tomorrow. Raj Kishore Mahapatra and his family have been making the idols for ‘Ravana Podi […]