Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Narkasura Effigy Design Competition at Savantwadi
The celebration of 'Naraka Chaturdashi' - the first day of Diwali.  The night earlier, marks the killing of Narkasura at the hands of Lord Krishna. A symbolic practice of lighting a effigy of Narkasura, marks the triumph of good over evil.

In Sawantwadi as well as the entire Konkan region, this is a big event, where multiple groups participate in a competition that awards the best made effigy of Narkasura.

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