Dussehra is a highly auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus. This marks the day following nine auspicious days of Navratri celebration. Dussehra is famous by various names including Dashain, Dasara, and Vijayadashami.
Vijayadashmi marks the triumph of good over evil. On this day Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura and gained victory. Moreover, on this day, Lord Rama also killed King Ravana. On the tenth day of Ashwin month, Dussehra is celebrated.
Worshippers and devotees of Mata Durga celebrate Dussehra or Vijayadashami with much pomp and show, following nine days of Navratri. The term “Dussehra” is mostly common in Karnataka and other North Indian states.
However, in West Bengal and Odisha Vijayadashami is more popular. Bengalis immerse the idols of Maa Durga into holy water bodies as a part of performing Durga Visarjan. Across the country, Ram Lila is organized in a mass. People gather to watch Ravan in flames.
Vijayadashami is celebrated on the following day of Maha Navami. In 2023, the celebration of Dussehra is set to occur on October 24, 2023 Tuesday. As per the Hindu lunar calendar, Dussehra is celebrated during the month of Ashwin, on the Shukla Paksha.
History and significance
After Shardiya Navratri, or the day following Maha Navami as per the Hindu lunar calendar, during the month of Ashwin, the festival is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha. This day is a symbol of victory of good over evil.
As per Hindu Mythology, two important events took place on this day. Lord Rama, the Incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Treta Yuga killed Ravana, the king of Lanka. Also, Goddess Durga defeated Mahishasura finally on the tenth day of their fierce battle.
The festival falls Twenty days before the celebration of Diwali or Laxmi Puja. Hence, Vijayadashami marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations. Dussehra teaches the world the power of light and good over darkness and evil, respectively. During these days, people worship God for good health and prosperity.
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