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In pictures: Dussehra celebrated amid concerns about COVID-19 pandemic

Updated : 2020-10-26 18:56:38

Dussehra is usually celebrated with much fanfare and extravaganza. But this year's festivities were much toned down in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Shops in Bengaluru are seen full of flowers ahead of Dussehra.  (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Shops in Bengaluru are seen full of flowers ahead of Dussehra.  (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
A member of Delhi fire services stands next to the effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, his kins and coronavirus, a new addition this year on the left in green, during Dussehra festival celebrations toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A member of Delhi fire services stands next to the effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, his kins and coronavirus, a new addition this year on the left in green, during Dussehra festival celebrations toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A private security man stands guard as people peep from behind a curtain to watch Dussehra festival celebrations held where access was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A private security man stands guard as people peep from behind a curtain to watch Dussehra festival celebrations held where access was restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Effigies of the demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnad are seen before they are set on fire. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Effigies of the demon king Ravana, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnad are seen before they are set on fire. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana and his kins are burned during Dussehra festival in Dharmsala. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana and his kins are burned during Dussehra festival in Dharmsala. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
People watch as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival celebrations. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
People watch as an effigy of demon king Ravana burns during Dussehra festival celebrations. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
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