Dussehra, the festival that signifies the victory of good over evil, is celebrated with great pomp and show all across India. From Vijayadashami in Kolkata to Dasara in Mysore, different forms of this festival celebrate the conquest of the righteous over evil forces.

While many of us know it was on this day that Lord Rama triumphed by killing Ravana, there are many lesser known legends and stories about the festival of Dussehra.

We are sharing a few interesting facts about Dussehra to add to this festive spirit: