This time is the most joyful and happening period of the year. It's the festive season and everyone get together with family and friends to celebrate different festivals. Navratri, Dussehra, Chhat Puja, Diwali, Christmas, New Year, and many other festivals fall from October to December. Now that the Dusshera festival is around the corner, people in different parts of the world are busy with preparations for celebrating the festival.
Dussehra festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. This auspicious festival celebrates Hindu Lord Ram’s vanquishing of the 10-headed Demon King Ravan and also Goddess Durga’s victory over Demon Mahishasur.
During the festival of Dussehra, the stage program ‘Ramlila’ or play is organized in which play in which Lord Rama’s, Goddess Sita’s, and Lord Laxman’s characters are enacted and the play ends by burning the effigies of the Demon king Ravana, Meghnath (son of Ravana), and Kumbhakarna (brother of Ravana). You can decorate your pandal for Ramlila by shopping for beautiful Lord Ram Modern Art Canvas Wall Painting from Decorglance at a reasonable price.
These three effigies can be big to small in height. Every village, town, and city in India has its effigies of Ravana sporting ten heads, Meghnath, and Kumbhakarna, to be burned down to the ground.
DIY Of Making Ravana Effigy At Home
Many children prefer making miniature effigies at home to celebrate Dusshera. If you are thinking about how to make Ravan at home, then go through this guide. Following the tips mentioned in the guide will let you know all about Ravan-making ideas.
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The material you will need to make Ravana’s effigy at home
- Newspaper or soft tissue paper
- Cardboard tissue paper roll and cardboard
- Tapes of different colors
- Sticks and rope
- Painting colors, sketch pens, or pencils
Stepwise guide to making an effigy of Ravana
Step 1: The first step is all about How to make Ravan mukut. To make Ravan mukut or crown, you need to get hard cardboard. Next, draw the image of a mukut and then cut the outline in the shape of the same. After cutting the crown, just sketch it and color it using painting colors.
Step 2: This step involves making the face of Demon king Ravan with cardboard. First, draw the image of the Asura King on cardboard. You can easily find the images of Ravana online or in your story books. So, find an appealing image that can be drawn easily and complete a full figure sketch. Once the image is drawn, cut the outline in the shape of the face. After cutting it, sketch the face, and paint it using painting colors. Now that Ravana has 10 faces, you can photocopy them ten times.
Step 3: The third step in making Ravan craft includes forming the body of the effigy. You can either take three long sturdy sticks or a cardboard tissue paper roll to make the Ravana’s body. If you are taking sticks, then their length can be smaller to bigger, depending on the size of the effigy that you want to make.
Step 4: Take two sticks and form a cross, along with placing the third one a little below the horizontal beam. Also, you can employ a sturdy cardboard cut-out in the shape of Ravana’s body to make the frame. Next, you need to stick the main pole into a planter filled with soil. If you are using cardboard tissue roll paper for making an effigy’s body then fill it with newspaper and firecrackers. Make the body colorful by using sparkle tapes and painting colors.
Step 5: Take a rope and use it to tie all three sticks together. Next, stick the ten heads on the first horizontal beam or over the cardboard tissue paper roll, side by side. The second horizontal beam is for the arms of the effigy and the vertical stick will hold the main torso and legs. When Ravan putla making, if you want to make arms then you can use cardboard cut-outs.
Step 6: Next, you can use newspaper to make Ravan’s belly. After completing the entire figure, remember to tie a string of crackers around three sticks and then stick a clean sheet of paper to cover the crackers. Next, decorate the body using painting colors, ornaments, and dresses.
Step 7: Once the painting is done, your Ravana’s effigy is ready to be fixed and burned down.
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