In pics: When India saw celebrations & tragedies together

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Bangalore, Oct 15: This Dusshera brought with it both happiness and gloom. While many parts of the country observed colourful Dusshera and Dashami festivals, states like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh witnessed big tragedies, both natural and man-made.

Authorities earned kudos for successfully handling Cyclone Phailin in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh but they could have done far better in Madhya Pradesh where a stampede killed over 100.

When Phailin struck Odisha

A cyclist moves past a damaged house at cyclone-hit at Binchanapalli village in Berhampur district on Monday.

Dussera in Mysore

Visitors watch illuminated Mysore Palace, a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, as part of the celebrations on the eve of last day of Dusshera festival.

In Gopalpur

Cyclone hit Gopalpur in Odisha on Monday.

In Mysore

Artists take part in Dussera procession in Mysore on Monday.

In Gopalpur

Worker busy repairing damaged electricity poles in cyclone-hit Gopalpur district in Odhisa on Monday.

In Tuticorin

Artists at Mutharamman Dasara Festival at Kulasekarapattinam in Tuticorin district on Monday.

In Balasore

People wait for relief material on the top of a thatch in a flooded locality after heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin in Balasore on Monday.

Immersion of Goddess Durga's idol

The idol of Goddess Durga being immersed in Ganga in Kolkata on Monday.

In Balasore

People wait for relief material on the top of a thatch in a flooded locality after heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin in Balasore on Monday.

In Mysore

Actor Hema Malini performs at Mysore Palace during Dussera celebrations on Monday night.

In Bhubaneswar

Relief material being loaded in an aircraft for flood-hit people of Balasore in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

Dussera moment

Women celebrate Dussera.

In cyclone-struck Odisha

People wait for relief material on the top of a thatch in a flooded locality after heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin in Balasore on Monday.

In Kolkata

A Dashami procession in Kolkata. Dashami marks the end of the four-day-long Durga Puja. Photo: Rabin Gupta

in cyclone-hit West Bengal

A couple salvage their shattered house in cyclone-hit Kardaha village in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Monday.

in Kolkata

An idol of Goddess Durga on way to immersion in Kolkata on Monday. Photo: Rabin Gupta

In Andhra Pradesh

A tree fell on the roof of a house after Cyclone Phailin hit Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.

In Kolkata

An immersion procession in Kolkata on Dashami (Dussera). Photo: Rabin Gupta

In Andhra Pradesh

People take shelter in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh after Cyclone Phailin hit the district.

In Kolkata

An immersion procession in Kolkatra on Dashami night. Photo: Rabin Gupta

In Odisha

Cyclone-hit villagers try to stop the car of Odhisa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to explain their plight in Chhatrapur on Monday.

In Kolkata

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly with wife Dona Ganguly and daughter Sana Ganguly at a community Durga puja pandal in Kolkata.

Submerged Balasore

An aerial view of a flooded area triggered by heavy rains in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin in Balasore on Monday.

In Agra

Devotees perform prayers before the immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga in the river Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday.

In Odisha

A woman with her child stand in front of her damaged house in the cyclone-hit Aninthabam village in Ganjam district of Odhisa on Monday.

In Kolkata

Women greet each other with vermilion (Sindoor) at a community puja pandal during Subho Bijaya in Kolkata on Monday.

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