Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the mythical story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.
In this occasion at Nainital effigies of Ravana were also made by the artist, who came from Muradabad, U.P. The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening of 24th October 2012. Dussehra is the culmination of the Navaratri festival.