The main attraction of fair is a large effigy of Ravana, which is dramatically burned down to ashes by a member of public depicting Lord Rama. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Rama killed the powerful and fierce demon Ravana and this is why Dussehra is calso called Vijaya Dashmi victory day.
Finally, he retained his wife Seeta safely after killing the Ravana. This festival is of great religious and cultural significance. The festival is a symbol of victory of good over evil by Raghu Nath, and is celebrated like elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent with a procession.
This festival indicates the victory of goodness over badness mean triumph of truth over evil power. The first three days of our trip will include visiting Kumartuli, Area of the Potters, where the icons of Durga are sculpted and painted.
Streets get bustled with people who gather in the huge ground to not only enjoy the fair, but also to see the effigies of Ravana and his counterparts being burnt. Thus, besides celebrating the epic war between Rama and Ravana and the historic victory of lord Rama over Ravana; there are certain other rituals which must be followed on Dussehra.
On this day, large effigies or dummies of Ravana, Kumbhakarana and Meghnaath are burnt, which symbolize the destruction of evil power and the triumph of good over evil.
Lord Rama symbolizes truth and Ravana represents evil power. A regional dance called Dandiya Raasthat deploys colorfully decorated sticks, and Garba that is dancing in traditional dress is a part of the festivities through the night.
On the tenth day people celebrate Dussehra in the happiness of victory of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana.