New Delhi: Red Fort in the national capital will be closed to the public for over three days in view of VVIP movement in Ramleela and Red fort on 19th, 20th, and 21st of October, till the function in over. The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has issued an order in this regard. Also Read - Observe Festivals With Modesty, Light Lamp For Soldiers: Key Points From PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat
Earlier in the day, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other political leaders greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra through their Twitter handle. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to attend the celebrations at the Red Fort. Also Read - Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi Bats For Buying Local Products on Dussehra
Vijayadashmi, also called Dussehra, marks the culmination of the 10-day long Navratri festival, in which Goddess Durga is worshipped. It is also celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil as belief says that Lord Rama defeated Ravana on this day. Also Read - US Election 2020: 'PM Modi, Trump Get 'Along So Well', Says Former US Envoy; Claims Relationship With India Has Never Been This Stronger
The ten-day festival is celebrated with great zeal in Delhi with committees organizing Ramlila in several cities such as Delhi, Ayodhya, Patna, and Varanasi. Ramlila is any dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Lord Rama according to Ramayana or other holy scripture such as Ramcharitmanas.
On the Vijayadashami day, giant effigies of Ravana along with his brother, Kumbhkaran and son, Meghnad are burned. The sky is lit with sparkling fireworks and is a gorgeous experience for the attendees at the Dussehra site. The burning of Ravana effigies represents the victory of right over wrong.