Sparkling lights, bright smiles & colors speckled around, Dussehra or Durga Puja hit all the welcome notes of Indian festivities. Gujarat commemorates this time by hosting Garba dance on all the Navratri days that precede Vijayadashmi.
Representing the core values of our vibrant culture, these times bring along so many different hues of goodness & Godly celebrations!
You will be able to visualise stages erected with plays and dramas on the life of Lord Ram, being carried out by theater artists. This is the time of the year when the entire city dazzles with lights.
For this season, we suggest you catch these amazing celebrations of Dussehra in Delhi.
Ramlila Maidan, Ajmeri Gate
Ramlila Maidan, Asaf Ali Road, Ajmeri Gate (near New Delhi Railway Station), Delhi. The Ramlila Maidan boasts a plethoric display of Dussehra Celebrations every year! The giant-sized effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhkaran are brought to fire and then people celebrate the victory of Ram. The performers, who take part in the plays, greet the audience dressed as Lord Ram and his kin.
Entry to the event is through passes only.
The Ravana Dahan event hosted by Shri Ram Lila Committee is well-known among the residents of Delhi.
Dwarka Ground, Sector 10
Here, the ground is decorated with colours and the atmosphere is like that of a fair. A costume parade of performers takes place in the evening followed by the burning of effigies on the Vijayadashami. This is a convenient venue for residents of South-West Delhi and nearby Delhi airport.
One would come across colorful balloons to toys, from snacks stalls to varieties of earthen potteries
Entry to the Ramlila fair is free of cost but entry to the Ramlila performance is only with passes (On invitation).
DDA Grounds, Patparganj
DDA Grounds, I.P.Extension, National Victor School, Patparganj, Delhi. Not only does it showcase a grand display of fire-crackers but also the chanting of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ resonates a happy spiritual vibe.
This venue attracts thousands of curious spectators during Ravana Dahan in Dussehra. The Ravan dehen is celebrated as a life scale event.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
JawaharLal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. A venue that needs no introduction. And, by virtue of its prime location, it is home to wonderful Dussehra celebrations in South Delhi. Once you visit the destination, be prepared to watch in awe as a dazzling show of fireworks takes place after effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakarna are put on fire.
The cheering crowd will surely reel you into the celebration and before you know it you will be spellbound with the beauty of the whole festival.
Lal Qila Maidan, Red Fort
Red Fort Ground, Red Fort, Delhi. Organized by the Luv Kush RamLila Committee, Ramlila at Lal Qila Maidan was one of the best in Delhi-NCR. At Lal Qila Maidan where the Luv Kush Ramlila Committee puts up a fantastic theatrical show of the epic Ramayana. This committee is also popular for inviting Bollywood celebrities on the day of Dussehra.
The program commences at 7 pm and the cultural events continue for a long time.
Janakpuri Ramlila Ground
Janakpuri Ramlila Ground, west Delhi. You can see the dance drama being presented on the life of Lord Ram here. With the dusk, the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnath are burned with a blend of classical folk music, dance, and special effects playing in the background.
Along with exciting side gigs and thrilling rides, a visit to this event is a must for those looking for a ravishing evening.