A joyous celebration of Dussehra brings Indo-Canadians together


A staggering crowd relished the re-enactment of Ram Leela, the symbolic burning of a 4 stories high Ravan’s effigy, and a spectacular fireworks display

Our Bureau

Toronto, Canada

This Dussehra, Indo-Canadians came together in remarkable numbers to joyously celebrate the festival. The festive commemorations took place in numerous temples across the region, with Brampton’s Hindu Sabha temple being a focal point of the grandeur. A staggering crowd of over ten thousand individuals graced this auspicious occasion, as per the release.

The Indian diaspora converged in Brampton, where they relished the vibrant re-enactment of Ram Leela and the symbolic burning of Ravan’s effigy, all set against the backdrop of a spectacular fireworks display.

Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, and Persons with Disabilities of Govt. of Canada at the event said “As Hindus in Canada and across the world break their fast as Navratri ends, I wish everyone celebrating a very Happy Dussehra! This joyous celebration marks the victory of good over evil and the triumph of righteousness, symbolized by the victory of lord Rama over the demon Ravana.”

Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton said “Jai Shri Ram, wishing Brampton a prosperous Dussehra this evening. The turnout is incredible. May the triumph of good over evil inspire us all.”

Swami Advaitananda Giri, Chairman of, the International Meditation Foundation explained that “The ten heads of Ravan are symbolic and they are interpreted as Ego, Lust, Anger, Greed, Attachment, Selfishness, Jealousy, Arrogance, Ignorance and Injustice. Meditation practices can be a transformative path to convert the ten sins associated with Ravana into ten virtues.”

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