Dussehra celebrations are all set to happen with nice pomp and present in Bihar’s Patna. With this, safety preparations have additionally been made to take care of the regulation and order in town amid the festive fervour.
The district administration has permitted organisers to carry Dussehra celebrations in town by adhering to pointers issued by the State Government.
Speaking concerning the safety preparations for ‘Ravana Dahan’ in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh mentioned, “We have made all the arrangements to maintain the law and order, barricading has been done and citizens will be allowed to the maidan from gate no. 5, 7 and 10 and entry for VVIPs will be from gate no.1.”
“Arrangements for lights have been done, the area will be monitored via CCTV visuals, outside the Gandhi Maidan, patrolling will be done…medical camp will be here, and arrangements for 11 ambulances have been done,” the DM added.
Vijayadashami, also called Dussehra, is a serious Hindu pageant celebrated yearly on the finish of Navaratri.
It is noticed on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The pageant sometimes falls in the Gregorian calendar months of September and October.
Vijayadashami celebrations embody processions to a river or oceanfront that contain carrying clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the pictures are immersed in the water for dissolution and farewell.
In different locations, towering effigies of Ravana, symbolising evil, are burnt with fireworks, marking evil’s destruction.
The pageant additionally begins the preparations for Diwali, the vital pageant of lights, which is well known twenty days after Vijayadashami.
This 12 months, Dussehra shall be celebrated on October 24 (Tuesday). The Dashami Tithi will begin from 05:45 PM on October 23, 2023, and can finish at 03:14 PM on October 24, 2023.
(with inputs from ANI)