Dussehra Mela

Religious in Kota

During the Dussehra Mela massive effigies are built then spectacularly set aflame. The festival commemorates Rama’s victory over Ravana, the demon king of Lanka – a victory re-enacted through costume plays during the festival. There’s a huge procession to a mela (fair) ground on the edge of Kota, festive food and plenty of fireworks to accompany the bonfires.