Dussehra is a Hindu festival. It is celebrated on Deanship (10th day) of lunar month. It is celebrated in the memory of Lord Rama. He defeated Ravana, an evil soul on this day. Ravana was the king of Lanka. Bengalis believe that Durga came on the earth on this day. The meaning of Durga is victory of good over evil. The effigies of the demon kings, Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnad are burnt. The plays of Ramayana are staged and fairs are arranged all over the country. People feast and distribute sweets. The children wear new clothes and get toys and sweet. Businessmen worship their account books on this day. Dussehra not only brings joy but also inspires us to win over our bad instincts by good deeds and pious thoughts.
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