The festival of Dussehra depicts the victory of good over evil. It is the celebration of Shakti and Bhakti and symbolises our inner struggle to rise to higher levels of consciousness.
The Ramayana is often used as a bed-time story by grandmothers and grandfathers across most of India. The victory of good over evil was the valuable lesson that grandparents neatly packaged in an hour-long narration of the lives of mythological characters — Rama, the protagonist and Ravana,the antagonist.
Here's a short quiz to refresh your memory: