Ballia, 26 October (PTI )
BALLIIA : While Dussehra, a symbol of the victory of truth over truth, was celebrated with great pomp on Sunday, an organization worshiped Ravana in Bansdih town of Ballia district in Uttar pradesh.
The All India Gondwana Mahasabha celebrated the Dussehra festival by worshiping Lord Ravana. All India Gondwana Mahasabha District President Arvind Kumar released the video of the event on Monday. In the released video, members and officials of the Mahasabha are chanting slogans like ‘Jai Lankesh’, ‘Jai Ravana’ and ‘Maharaja Ravana Ki Jai’.
Kumar has demanded to teach Ravana Samhita in universities. He has said that Ravana was a great scholar as well as a scientist and philosopher, so he should be researched.
Ravana is worshiped throughout the year in Mandsaur city of Madhya Pradesh too and symbolic slaughter is performed on Dussehra .This is done because people here believe that Ravana’s wife Mandodari was of Mandsaur.