SARUPATHAR: Dussehra, also known as Dussehra or Vijayadashami in different parts of India, is a popular festival among Hindus as it signifies good winning over evil. Vijayadashami or Dussehra signifies the day when Goddess Durga killed Mahishasur, the demon, and hence it is marked as a day for celebration. In the Dhansiri subdivision, 49 Durga Puja pandals were set up. The Durga Puja celebration concluded on the day of Vijayadashami when the idols of Goddess Durga were immersed in water by devotees, signifying the departure of the Goddess from the material world.
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