Bullets are rained on Ravana in Jhunjhunu

Bullets are rained on Ravana in Jhunjhunu
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There is a tradition of Ravana burning across the country, but there is a unique tradition of the end of Ravana in Udaipurwati town of Jhunjhunu district. In the Mewar region, on the day of Dussehra, along with the effigy of Ravana, his army is fired indiscriminately with guns. First, they are eliminated by firing bullets at the army. Then bullets are fired at Ravana with torch arrows, after which the effigy is burnt.

Tradition going on for 125 years
The tradition of firing bullets at Ravana with a gun has been going on for about 125 years. This tradition is followed by the people of Dadupanthi society settled in the Jamaat area of ​​Udaipurwati. In a different way, thousands of people come to see the end of Ravana not only from Udaipurwati but also from nearby villages.

There are various programs
Dussehra festival of Dadupanthis begins with the installation of Kalash in Navratri in Udaipurwati. First, the people of Dadupanth society start the festival by hoisting the flag in the temple of Balaji Maharaj located in the Jamaat school. Various types of events are organized here in nine days. Dadu Mandir contains monolithic texts of Daduvani. On the first day of Navratri, traditional rehearsals are done with guns in the Chandmari area. This is followed by weapon worship and story discourses. Many such programs are conducted.

The practice of shooting at Ravana is done for nine days.
In Udaipurwati, nine days practice of hitting Ravana with bullets is practiced. Then on the day of Dussehra, the Havan of Maa Durga is performed. After worshiping the weapons, people take out a procession in the evening. The procession reaches the Nangal river, the place of Ravana combustion.

Army is made of earthen pots
The army of Ravana is made of earthen pots. Eyes and mouth are made on them by painting them with white paint. These mats are then placed on top of each other. In such a situation, an army made of pots is lying on both sides of Ravana. Here the bullets are sieved first to the army and then to Ravana.

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There is a tradition of Ravana burning across the country, but there is a unique tradition of the end of Ravana in Udaipurwati town of Jhunjhunu district. In the Mewar region, on the day of Dussehra, along with the effigy of Ravana, his army is fired indiscriminately with guns. First, they are eliminated by firing bullets at the army. Then bullets are fired at Ravana with torch arrows, after which the effigy is burnt.

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