After a 2 year Covid hiatus, the past 10 days have been nothing short of a festival extravaganza in the sub-city. With Navratri and Durga puja arriving together, various sectors held cultural events open to the public. While the Durga puja festivities could be enjoyed at Kalibari sector 12, Bangiya Samaj sector 6 and Aikotaan sector 4, Ramleelas cast their glory at grounds in sectors 13, 10 and 11. Finally, Vijay Dashami on October 5, 2022, became the day for Ravan Dahan and Durga immersion.
Navratri festivities concluded with Ravan Dahan marked as Dussehra. After performing, the last sequence of Ramayan where lord ram and Ravan fight and at last lord Rama kills Ravana, the Ravan Dahan took place. Dwarka residents came together to celebrate Dussehra at various locations in Dwarka.
Durga Puja ended with grand Bijoya Dashami celebrations and the immersion of Goddess Durga idols. The celebration started with Sindoor Khela at various Durga Puja Pandals and ended with immersion. The sentiment of sadness was evident in the air as soon as Dashami’s puja got over and devotees and puja committees performed the immersion rituals.