M S Nazki
MENDHAR Dussehra festival-which marks the victory of good over evil, was celebrated with great enthusiasm, gaiety and religious fervour by people here in Mendhar where effigies of Ravana, Kumbkaran and Meghnath were burnt on Friday
A grand religious function was held at historical Mendhar Town where large number of people watched the burning of sky high effigies of demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnath to mark the culmination of good prevailing upon evil.
On the occasion, a victory march (Shobha Yatra) was taken out in the Hanuman Mandir 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 bursting of loud fire crackers.
The PDP Senior Leader Advocate Nadeem Rafiq Hussein Khan greet people on this auspicious occasion and said that Dussehra symbolises the triumph of good over the evil and one should take a pledge on this day to sink the evils and follow the path of truth and service to mankind.
“The Dussehra Festival is celebrated as a victory of good over evil to mark the death of “Ravana” and his army by “Lord Rama” with the support of Vanar Sena at Lanka,”khan added.
He urged people to remain aware about the nefarious designs of elements, who want destruction and said that they must work for peace, prosperity and development of Mendhar
While speaking Satish Sharma and Sanjeev Kumar Fancy said that good always prevails upon the evil.
He asked the people to follow the path shown by Lord Rama and take inspiration from his sacrifices and role in service to humanity.
Manhant Shri Baba Karan Ji Maharajalso joined the function which commenced with the chanting of slogans, symbolizing arrival of Lord Rama , signifying the victory of good over evil.
The Naib Tehasildar Mendhar Mukesh Singh SHO Manzoor Kohli Political Leaders , Social Leaders ,Religious Leaders and prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.