Among the several festivals held in different parts of Rajasthan, the Dussehra Festival of Kota is one of the most crowd pleasing festivals. Celebrated right after Navratri, Dussehra festival encompasses a great valor in the town. Villagers gather here dressed in multicolored clothes to offer prayers to Lord Rama and to celebrate his victory over Ravana. Prominent artists from all over the country are invited to participate in cultural programmes that enthrall the huge audience with their performances.
More than 75 feet tall effigies of the demons Ravana, Kumbhakarana and Meghnad are burnt on Dussehra day to symbolize the victory of good over evil. Usually these effigies are filled with crackers. A young child dressed as Lord Ram is made to shoot an arrow of fire at Ravana and the huge figure is burnt.
Rich in courtly splendor and age old traditions, the Dussehra festival here is marked by a glittering procession which attracts thousands from the surrounding villages. A drama depicting the Armageddon is very common. Like all festivals in Rajasthan, it provides a good opportunity to the traders to display their attractive wares to the rural and urban buyers…
Scheduled to take place from October 12 to 14, 2013, the fair generally lasts for about a fortnight with lots to eat, buy and enjoy..