Ravan Vadh in Meghalaya on Oct 9

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Shillong, Oct 8: Preparations are in full swing for the celebration of Ravan Vadh or the 'victory of good over evil' at the immersion ghat on the banks of the Wah Umkhrah river at Polo Grounds here in Meghalaya.

Idol makers here are putting extra efforts in giving finishing touches to the idol of Ravan, a demon in the epic 'Ramayana'.

According to Jugal Dev, an idol maker, the work was, however, delayed due to continuous rain in the city. This is the third time the Committee has been observing Ravan Vadh in Shillong.

The height of Ravan's in effigy is approximately 16 feet with his ten heads. The idol will be set afire on the evening of Dusherra.

Meanwhile, the state capital Shillong is agog with reverberations of the haunting beats of the traditional 'dhak' (drum) rendering the air festive, even as the district administration has stepped up security measures in view of the puja. Police patrolling has been intensified in the town to maintain peace during the puja celebrations.


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