Ravan Effigy

Tejinder Chauhan, a farmer from Punjab, sold his agricultural land in 2011 and started creating Ravan effigy. He began from 175 feet in 2011 gradually increasing it to 185 feet in 2013 and 210 feet in 2016 with the effigy to be made of same height this year as well.

Tejinder Chauhan says no facility is available to extend the height, therefore, has to stop at 210. The height of Ravan is increasing in proportion to the increasing crimes in the world. If we go higher, we won’t find any more machine or man to hold it upright so; we stopped there.

Ravan Effigy

With 7 tons of bamboo, 2 ton of gum, 6 ton of paper and cloth and 20 quintals of iron frame, the Ravan effigy is being designed at the cost of Rs 30 lakh.

Ravan Effigy

The Effigy of Ravan will be displayed four days before Dussehra. The festival is on 19th October, but the effigy will be displayed from 15th October.

Tejinder Singh Chauhan, president of Shri Ram Lila Club, Barara, said that the face alone weights 300 kilograms and is made of fibreglass.