Nine days of living the story of Ram and Ravan, the story of Good vanquishing Evil, is at the heart of Dussehra festival in India. Ramlila performances at New Delhi's Red Fort attract thousands including the President and political leaders of India
Although Lord Ram and Sita are venerated as divine figures in India, scripturally Lord Ram is known as 'Maryada Purushottam', meaning the perfect man according to moral codes.
The effigies at one of the three Ramlila events are seen. Three committees organise three different Ramlila events in front of the iconic Red Fort every year.
Cops on duty: Security was boosted for the three Ramlilas held in front of Red Fort, which sees the footfall of about a hundred thousand people on the day of Dussehra - the tenth and final day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri.
Delhi Police personnel looking up at the illuminated sky. Police officers were stationed on the rooftops of high buildings in Lala Lajpat Rai Market to prevent any attempts at creating panic.