» Dussehra
Dussehra

Dussehra

Dussehra in 2021 »   15 October

Dussehra in 2022 »   5 October

Dussehra in 2023 »   24 October

Dussehra in 2024 »   12 October

Category: Festival
Celebrated In: India in Winter Season
Celebrated By: Hindu (Hindu)

Dussehra :

In the months of Ashwin and Kartik, Hindus observe a 10 day ceremony of fast, rituals and celebrations to honor the triumph of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana. Dussehra also symbolizes the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura. Thus, it is a celebration of victory of good over evil.

This celebration starts from Navratri and ends with the tenth day festival of “Dussehra”. Navratri and Dussehra is celebrated throughout the country at the same time, with varying rituals, but with great enthusiasm and energy as it marks the end of scorching summer and the start of winter season.

The tenth day after Navratri is called Dussehra, on which number of fairs are organized throughout northern India, burning effigies of Ravana. It is also called “Vijaya Dashami” or "Vijayadasami" as this day marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Vijaya Dashami is considered to be an auspicious day for the Indian householder, on which he worships, protects and preserves 'Shakti' (power). 

According to ancient hindu culture, by worshiping the 'Shakti' on these nine-days the householders attain the threefold power i.e. physical, mental and spiritual, which helps him to progress in life without any difficulty.

The 'Ramlila' - an enactment of the life of Lord Rama, is held during the nine days preceding Dussehra. On the tenth day (Dussehra or Vijaya Dasami), larger effigies of Ravana, his son and brother - Meghnadh and Kumbhakarna are set to fire.

The theatrical enactment of this dramatic encounter is held throughout the country in which every section of people participates enthusiastically.

In burning the effigies the people are asked to burn the evil within them, and thus follow the path of truth and goodness, bearing in mind the instance of Ravana, who despite all his might and majesty was destroyed for his evil ways.
 

Legends of Dussehra:


Dussehra is also known as Vijaya Dashami, because of the victory of Ram over Ravana. On this day in Satya Yug, Ram (the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu), killed the great demon and king of Lanka, Ravana.

Puranas also opined that on this day warrior Goddess Durga defeated and killed the buffalo demon Mahishasura.

Dussehra Dates

Dussehra in 2021 »   15 October

Dussehra in 2022 »   5 October

Dussehra in 2023 »   24 October

Dussehra in 2024 »   12 October

Fairs Around The World
India

The State of Rajasthan has so many attractions for tourists with its many palaces, temples and mo...

India

The Sair Fair is celebrated at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India.The bull fight done here refl...

India

Baba Sodal Mela occupies a prominent place in the list of fairs in Punjab. The fair is held to pa...

India

The Banganga Fair of Jaipur, Rajasthan takes place near a stream, approximately 11 km from the...

India

This is the one of the most popular pilgrim center in Himachal Pradesh. Dedicated to Baba Bala...

India

The ancient town of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair...

India

The Urs Fair is dedicated to Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti, the Sufi saint. It is organized on th...

Copyright © FestivalsZone. All Rights Reserved.