Dussehra celebrated in grand manner

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Oct 2017 11:01:11


Staff Reporter,

Festival of Dusshera celebrated in grand manner in the city. On the 10th day of the Shardeya Navratra the immersion of the idols of Goddess Shakti, Duga, Kali commenced by organising processions. On Sunday a grand procession was organised in Adhartal, the sub-urban area of the city.
Chief guest was Mayor, Dr. Swati Godbole while MLA Anchal Sonkar, MLA Ashok Rohani, Corporator, Pradeep Yadav, Mahesh Rajput, Sarvesh Mishra, Mohini Vipin Shrivastava along with eminent residents of the area led the procession.

The procession commenced around 8 pm with the start of replicas of three demon kings of Lanka Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Ravana, followed by a grand procession of Shree Adhartaal Ramleela was taken out. In the procession attractive horses, youths holding colourful flags along the tableaux commenting on different sociao-politicial and current issues in the country were taken out.

After the tableaux the live tableaux of Ram Ravana war, Ram Darbar and other stories related to the Ramayana and other Gods and Goddesses were gathered attention of the mammoth gathering of devotees on both sides of the road. Adhartal Dusshera Coordinatoin Committee, Convenor, Corporator, Pradeep Kumar Yadav informed that continuing the tradition of holding the series of events in Ramleeala at Adharatal as mark of tenth the victory procession was taken out on Vijayadashmi. In this procession around 20 Durga Ustava Samities have participated. Besides this a large number of brass band teams, dhamaal drum teams, folk dance artists and popular Lion dance and duldulghodi dances were performed by the artists in different samities.

Chief guest on the occasion have performed worship of Ram Darbar as mark to start the procession. This year the procession started from Gohalpur and passing through Raddi chowki, Anand Nagar, Katra, Chungi Chowki to reach Adhartal Pond where immersion of idols would be performed.