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RAM DUSSERAH
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RAM DUSSERAH

The word Dashera or Dusserah has its roots in the ancient Sanskrit language and means "remover of bad fate". The festival is named so since according to Hindu mythology, it is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama vanquished the mighty demon King of Lanka by chopping off his ten heads. People celebrating this festival dress-up as various Hindu Gods, Goddesses and they enact out scenes from Hindu mythology.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
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