Indians in Brampton have a grand Dussehra celebration

Toronto: Indo-Canadians came together in remarkable numbers to joyously celebrate Dussehra. 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. 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.

Speaking at the event Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, and Persons with Disabilities of Govt. of Canada 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.”

Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament, Brampton North stated that It’s an absolute pleasure to celebrate Dussehra with the community in Brampton; Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrating the victory of good over evil. Like past years, this year, the Hindu Sabha Mandir entertained the thousands of people in attendance with a beautiful rendition of Ramlila, a dramatic performance of the story of Lord Rama, teaching the harm of letting one’s vices take control. At the end of the play an effigy of the demon Ravana, built 4 stories high was lit on fire, signifying the victory of Lord Rama.

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 & Injustice.”

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