Watch 85-foot ‘Terrorist’ Ravana burn in Sec-46 Chandigarh Today
Dussehra signifies the victory of good over evil. This day also kick-starts the festive season with lights and toys all over the place. Chandigarh has some cool places where you can go and experience Dussehra in Chandigarh. People gather in large numbers to watch Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnath effigies being burnt in what’s called as ‘Ravana Dahan’.
Remembering India’s surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads in Pakistan after the Uri attack, the Sanatan Dharam Dussehra Committee is all set to burn a 85-foot-tall Ravana effigy — the tallest in the Tricity — at the Sector 46 ground on Tuesday. “In the beginning, we will be paying homage to all our jawans who died in Uri attack. So this time our theme is India’s victory of carrying out surgical strikes after the Uri attack,” said Jatender Bhatia, chief patron of Sanatan Dharam Dussehra Committee.
The committee has arranged four drones to shower flowers on the guests from above. Not just this, the committee has also tied up with TV channels and arranged TV sets at few markets where people can see the burning of the effigies. “All the three effigies (the other two being Kumbhkaran and Meghnad) have been prepared by artist Jameel Ahmed from Saharanpur. For elderly people who cannot come to the venue, we have arranged telecast of the event through certain channels,” added Bhatia.
Rs 1.75 lakh has been spent on preparing the three effigies. UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore will be presiding over the Dussehra celebrations as the chief guest here. This time Dussehra will be celebrated at 37 locations across the city.
The another place to watch Dussehra is the market area of Sector 27. In the large ground, people from neighbouring sectors gather here to celebrate Dusshera in Chandigarh and watch Ravan effigy being burnt through remote controls. Each of the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran will be 65-foot-tall.
The other major Ravan Dahan will be in sectors 17, 32, 40, 27, 29, Manimajra and Dhanas.
Update: Brief Video of Ravan Dahan at Sector 46 by a visitor.