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Vehicles with idols of Hindu goddess Durga brought for immersion in the river Brahmaputra are parked by the river in Guwahati, India on 8 October.

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In Pics: From Jammu to Mysuru, How India Celebrated Dussehra 

PM Narendra Modi greeted people on Vijayadashami, asserting the need to end the evil which plagues the society.

Published08 Oct 2019, 03:39 PM IST
India
3 min read

Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Celebrations involving burning effigies of Ravana were held all over the country to mark the end of the festival on Tuesday, 8 October.

During the day, devotees also immersed idols of Goddess Durga all over the country. The festival also commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasura by lion-riding, ten armed goddess Durga.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on Vijayadashami, asserting the need to ‘end the evil which plagues the society.’

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