hugely popular festival falls on the 10th day of the waxing
moon during the Hindu month of Ashvin (around September
On this day, Lord Ram, the hero of the great Hindu epic,
killed the 10-headed demon
king Ravan, who had abducted Lord Ram’s wife, Sita. It
is believed that Lord Ram’s brother Lakshman, along with
an army of monkeys, fought a colossal battle that lasted 10
days. Lord Ram killed the evil Ravan on the 10th day.