Why is ravana burnt on dussehra celebrations

Dussehra celebrations and the burning of Ravana

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Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dushehra) is a Hindu festival celebrated in India. It falls on the tenth day of Navratri, a nine-day celebration of Goddess Durga. Massive effigies of Ravana are burnt in joy and celebration. Ravana is one of the most controversial character of epic Ramayana. Continue reading