October 2, 2006

Dussehra (Vijayadashami) Celebrations, Urban Estate, Phase-II, Jalandhar City

The banner atop the main entrance

The crowded streets...

The Army marches

People touching the feet of actors playing the role of Lord Rama and Others...Such is the faith...

The aeromodel in action

The colored bits of paper they showered from above on the parade and the public

People hog all of the nearby buildings for a better view

Hot air ballons, signifying the beheaded heads of Lord Ravana

Regular parade by different actors encompassing the entire area

Crackers being continually burned to keep the public interested while the VIPs hog the stage

Unfortunately, a stampede followed the burning of first effigy. Thankfully no one was hurt. People charging towards the "remains" or "ashthiyan", since they are considered auspicious for the household