Happy Dussehra: Rabia Khan makes Dashanan effigies in Jhansi, starts work after daily worship

Happy Dussehra: Rabia Khan makes Dashanan effigies in Jhansi, starts work after daily worship

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Rabia Khan begins the work of making effigies after duly worshiping Lord Vishwakarma.
Rabia Khan said that her family takes 10 to 15 days to make an effigy of Ravana.
Besides Ravana, effigies of Kumbhakaran and Meghnad are also being made, so it takes a whole month.
Rabia Khan tells that it is her ancestral job, during all this period she stays away from non-vegetarian food.

Report: Shashwat Singh

Jhansi. Jhansi is known worldwide for his tehzeeb Ganga-Jamuni. There are plenty of such examples here being praised everywhere. One such story is that of Rabia Khan. Rabia Khan has been making effigies of Ravana for 25 years for Dussehra. It is his ancestral work. She is preparing an effigy of Ravana for the most ancient Ramlila to be held at Sadar Bazar. His whole family is still engaged in this work. The son works to cut the bamboo, the daughter and the daughter-in-law prepare the structure of the effigy, while Rabia Khan takes care of finalizing the effigies.

Rabia only begins the work of making effigies after having duly worshipped. She says she and all her family worship Lord Vishwakarma before making the effigy. Rabia said their adoration and adoration go hand in hand. After offering prayers in the morning, they reach the place to make the effigy. After that, work begins only after worship at the place of making the effigy.

avoid non-vegetarian foods

Rabia Khan said it took them 10-15 days to make an effigy of Ravana. Kumbhakaran and Meghnad effigies are also made here with Ravana, so it takes a whole month. Throughout this period, he and his family stay away from non-vegetarian food. She says that this tradition has endured in her for a long time. As long as the work of making the effigies continues, the whole family eats only vegetarian food.

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