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Dussehra celebrated with religious fervour across region
Posted 19 Oct 2018 02:07 PM

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BHADARWAH: Like other parts of the country, Dussehra festival-which marks the victory of good over evil, was celebrated with great enthusiasm, gaiety and religious fervour across Chenab Valley .
At Bhadarwah, a grand religious function was held at historical Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah, where large number of people watched the burning of sky high effigies of demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnaad to mark the culmination of good prevailing upon evil.
On the occasion, a victory march (Shobha Yatra) was taken out in the Bazaars with tableau of Lord Rama in special chariot, depicting the scenes and characters from Ramayana, while a traditional `Rath Pooja’ was also performed to mark the return of Lord Rama after killing the demon king. Thereafter, the tall effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkarana were set on fire, amidst loud bursting of fire crackers.
President Sanatan Dharm Sabha (SDS) Bhadarwah, Ved Kumar Kotwal congratulated the people on this auspicious occasion and said that Dussehra symbolises the triumph of good over evil and one should take a pledge on this day to sink the evils and follow the path of truth and service to mankind.
Neeraj Singh Manhas, General Secretary SDS Bhadarwah; Mast Nath Yogi Janta Dal(S) State President, SHO Bhadarwah Munir Khan,Political, Social and Religious Leaders besides prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.
At Kishtwar the main function was held at famous Parade Ground Kishtwar in which officials of Distt Administration and local public of the area participated where the effigies of Ravan, Kumbkarna and Meghnath were consigned to flames marking victory of truth over evil.
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana, SSP Kishtwar,Thakur Madan Bhandari, Hans Raj Bhutyal , along with other members of Adarsh Dramatic Club Kishtwar, prominent citizens and social workers were present during the function.
SAMBA: The nine day long Navratra festival celebrations concluded on Mahanavmi on Thursday with the immersion of Saakh and idols of Goddess Durga in the Basantar River by devotees.
Thousands of devotees from all walks of life, early morning visited Chichi Mata Temple located at Jammu Pathankot National Highway near Basantar River in district Samba. Devotees offered prayers and sought the blessings of the idol.
The temple has been given a decorated look with flowers and lights for festivities dedicated to incarnations of Goddess Durga. Devotees were waiting for their turn to pay their obeisance. About 50,000 devotees from different parts of the region visited the temple and paid their obeisance.
RAMBAN: Marking the victory of good over evil, Dussehra was celebrated with full religious fervour and gaiety in Ramban.
An impressive function was organised by Sanatan Dharam Sabha and Dussehra Celebration Committee, Ramban in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School (GHHSS), Ramban where the effigies of demon King Ravan, his brother Kumbkaran and son Meghnath were consigned to flames.
MLA Ramban, Neelam Kumar Langeh, SSP, Ramban, Anita Sharma besides district officers and prominent citizens from all walks of life were present on the occasion.
NOWSHERA: Dussehra festival was celebrated at Nowshera in Army Ground on Thursday in which the Chief Guest was SDPO Nowshera Master Popsy.
A Jhanki was taken out from the historical Raghunath Mandir under the supervision of President Sanatan Dharam Sabha Jagdish Chander Sahney. The fire crackers were exploded and finally the effigies were consigned to fire.

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