Maximum people have the greatest childhood memories related to Dussehra have been burning the effigies of demon king Ravana. Watching all the fireworks go off, constantly gave a sense of satisfaction, perhaps the feeling that good ultimately triumphs over evil, which is the underlying spirit of the Dussehra festival.
I do not know how a lot of you have been involved in making small Ravana effigies in your localities, but I’m sure, most of you do no longer know, what goes into the making of these big effigies that are burnt in massive grounds. So, this Dussehra, we thought, we would simply give you an idea of how those huge effigies are made.
On AboutReligion, photographer Ajay Rawat takes us through the steps as a few workers in Delhi build a large Ravana:
1. Cane and bamboo are used to make the skeleton of the effigy.
2. The skeleton is covered the usage of plenty of paper, cardboard and glue to make the skin.
3. Then the painting of the effigies begins.They are normally painted in bright colors to make them more attractive.
4. The big faces are then given further decorative details and facial features are added.
5. These Ravana heads at the moment are ready to be positioned on their tall effigies which are filled with gunpowder and firecrackers.
6. And then on the evening of Dussehra, the Ravana’s effigy is burnt down together with those of his brother, Kumbhakarana, and his son, Indrajit.
Happy Dussehra to all our readers! We hope you all have a great time!
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