Kota is a city situated on the banks of the Chambal River. It is known for its celebrations during Dussehra. The mela of Dussehra attracts people from all around India to visit it and indulge in its festivities. The entire region brags an alluring sense of peace and calm amidst this celebration. This celebration is praised everywhere throughout the nation yet the Kota Dussehra is very special.
75 feet tall representations of the devils Ravana, Kumbhakarana and Meghnad are ignited on Dussehra day to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. Typically, these figures are loaded with crackers to add more effect to the ignition. A person dressed as Lord Ram is made to shoot a bolt of flame at Ravana and the gigantic figure thus gets burnt in flames. Villagers assemble here wearing multi-shaded garments to offer supplications to Lord Rama and to commend his triumph over Ravana.
Not just religious programs but many cultural programs have also become part of this astonishing event. On Vijayadashami, more than 1 Lac people from Kota and nearby villages reach the Dussehra maidan to witness this event. From the next day onward the series of cultural programs begin with their preparations to entertain its visitors. Prominent artists from all over the country are invited to participate in various cultural programs. The events include Cine Sandhya, Kavi Sammelan, Sindhi cultural program, Bhajan Sandhya, Rajasthani folk music and dance program, all-India mushaira, Punjabi program, qawwali night, Bhojpuri Night, etc.
Hello Kota....my first time in your city!! So excited to perform tonight at the 125th National Dusserha fair Kota. See you 😍 @ Kota, Rajasthan https://t.co/REgwYCQN9N— Neeti Mohan (@neetimohan18) November 2, 2018