INDIA FESTIVAL DUSSEHRA




 
Dussehra

 

Place : All over India
Month: October
Significance: Celebrating good over evil

 




This hugely popular festival falls on the 10th day of the waxing moon during the Hindu month of Ashvin (around September or October). The Hindu festival of Dussehra is celebrated in different ways all over India. It is also known as Vijayadashmi ('Vijay' meaning 'victory' and 'Dashmi meaning 'tenth day) as it is believed that it was on this day that Lord Rama killed the demon-king, Ravana and won over Lanka, his kingdom. In other words, it signifies the triumph of good over evil. The legendary triumph is reenacted to the day. On this day, Lord Rama killed the great demon Ravana, who had abducted goddess Sita to his kingdom of Lanka. Lord Rama was a great believer in the powers of Goddesss Durga, and he prayed to her for nine days before he himself entered the battlefield on the 10th day. It is believed that Ravan had 10 faces. They are probably symbolic of the 10 evil facets of his character. The word Dussehra comes from the word 'Dus' meaning 'Ten' and 'Hara', meaning 'annihilated'. So Dussehra is the day in which the 10 facets of Evil were destroyed.

DUSSEHRA 2009

Dussehra will fall on 28th September in Year 2009.
 


Rituals Of Dussehra

Regional Celebration Of Dussehra

Legend Of Dussehra

 

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