Like every year on the occasion of Dussehra the Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad did ‘Shashtra Puja’ inside the Laxmi Vilas Palace under the guidance of Rajguru Dhruvdutt Vyas with all the rituals.
Similarly the city and district police have also done ‘Shashtra Puja’ inside the police headquarters and celebrated Dussehra.
The gold silver swords, and other Shashtras were worshipped by the Maharaja and celebrated the festival of Dussehra.
Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad extended his wishes to the people of Vadodara and said that from many years this ritual is performed inside the palace. Earlier on Dussehra there was a procession of the Shashtras which passed through the city but it was stopped and now we use to celebrate the puja inside the palace.
The police force also did ‘Shashtra Puja’inside the police headquarters in the presence of top police officials along with Police Commissioner of Vadodara E. Radhakrishnan.
In the evening effigies of Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Meghnath were put into fire at polo ground and a fire cracker show is also there at the venue.
Similarly there are long ques of people to buy Fafda and Jalebi which is considered to be the auspicious in Dussehra.