25 October 2012

The truth wins once again

Jai Sri Ram!  Jai Sri Ram!  Jai Sri Ram...! 

The whole environment is echoing with this sound.

Yes, this is the day of Dussehra, when the effigies of Ravana are burnt to signify the end of evil and the victory of Truth.

The place I live, I could see two pandals right from my own room window. One of " Durga Puja ", the main event of Bengalis and the other of " Ram Lila ", where every day from 9pm -12pm, events from RamCharit Manas were enacted. 

Dussehra , also called Vijayadashmi

Today is the finale! One side, Murti of Ma is been taken for visarjan after her victory and on the other end Ravana is burnt along with his evil brothers .

A festive symbolization of the whole play
The main part is of course, the music, the loud kind, which came all these nine days, from morning until late at night.  It’s  festival, a gala season. All over India, these days are full of fun, along with all the pujas, kirtans and bhajans; the atmosphere is filled with joy and festivities.

Ma killing Mahishasur
Amazing, every time Ram kills Ravana, Truth is established and Good overtakes the evil, I feel a sense of thrill ! This has been happening for centuries in our country.  

Goddess of victory of good over evil

No matter how many invaders came or how long foreign power held our country under its rule; these festivals couldn't be eliminated nor the Sanatana spirit subdued.

Well, this is just the preliminary, the main event will be after 20 days, the day Ram returns home with his wife Sita.

Light eliminates the darkness 

Diwali ! 
Yes, excited as a kid. Waiting once again to light up the diyas in celebration of Ram’s homecoming.

Master says: On the path of bhakti one requires two things - courage and patience

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