Dussehra celebrated with great zeal in Meghalaya

Shillong Oct 8: Along with the rest of the country, Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra was celebrated in Shillong city and the whole Meghalaya with great zeal and splendor on Tuesday.

Devotees took out a procession on the streets of Shillong city as the idols were taken in trucks and cars to the Immersion Ghat of Umkhrah river, Polo.

Apart from greeting each other, several people also took to social media and wished a happy Dussehra.

Dussehra was commemorated as a mark of victory of lord Rama over the demon king Ravana. It symbolizes the importance of triumph of truth over evil.

On the occasion, the effigies of Ravana were also burnt as a symbol of restoration of peace.

Across the country, people also celebrated Dussehra with great zeal.

In Meghalaya, the celebration passed off peacefully under the supervision of the Central Puja Committee.

Elaborate security was also arranged by the district administrations during the week-long Puja celebrations.

Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess, Durga.