Dussehra was one of my favorite festivals growing up, and I have many fond memories linked with it. In fact, I used to be part of a group of kids who used to organize burning of the Ravan in our apartment complex.
We were just a bunch of kids, and did the whole thing by ourselves without getting any help from any elders, and one year we really screwed things up. If I remember correctly, we didn’t have enough money to pay the folks who raise the Ravan, and tried to do it ourselves, but it was too big a task and we goofed up badly. In the end, we had to tie our Ravan to a tree and burn it. That was a bad year, and we almost didn’t make an attempt the next year, but my dad encouraged me a little, and all my other friends also decided to give it another shot, and that year we were really able to turn things around.
The key highlight of our celebration was when we rented light-bulbs, and were able to light up our whole park. That was awesome and made all the difference in the world. That day was a real high point for all of us, and to this day I can’t think of that day without a big smile plastered all over my face.
With this happy thought I wish all my dear readers a very happy Dussehra; have a great day, and if you are reading this in an email or through your Feed reader, do click through to see the new festive look that OneMint will sport till Diwali (you might have to refresh your browser).
Once again, happy Dussehra to you and your family; have a great time!