Dussehra 2019: At 221 Feet, World’s Tallest Ravana Effigy To Be Burnt In Chandigarh On October 8

INDIA Team Latestly|

In the wake of Dussehra festival, a Ravana effigy, 221 feet tall will be erected in Chandigarh. The effigy is being built at the cost of Rs 30 lakh. “This time the effigy of Ravana that we are building will be 221 feet tall. Last year, the figurine was 210 feet tall, this time it is 11 feet taller,” said one of the organisers to ANI. The organiser said that the effigy weights over 70 quintals. "Ravana’s sword weighs three quintals, whereas the shoes are two quintals," he added. The effigy will be unveiled on October 2 at Dhanas ground."From October 3 to 7, various cultural programmes will take place at the venue here. On the evening of October 8, it will be set on fire," said the organiser. He added that the crackers used inside the Ravana effigy are pollution-free. "They will cause 80 per cent less pollution than normal crackers.”

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