Dussehra is Indian traditional festival celebrated every year. Dusshera is also known as , ‘Vijaydashmi , Dashehra , Dasara and Navratri’. This festival is celebrated one day. On this day , an official holiday takes place. Dussehra festival had not a fixed date to celebrate ..this festival is celebrated according to Hindu month. This festival is celebrated in the month of Ashvin on the 10th day.
This festival is majorly celebrated by Hindu. This festival is a symbol of Victory over evil. On this day , Lord Rama had killed demon Ravna. This festival is celebrated after Durga puja / Navratri. However on this day , the Lord Rama and Goddess Durga are worshipped.
On this day , people worship God and wish for their well beings. It is believed that Lord Rama and Goddess Durga came on the Earth to bless their children and bring prosperity and success in their life. This is a religious and cultural festival. Vijay dashmi is observed in different manners in different states.
The Word ‘Vijayadashami’ is a combination of two words. The First word , ‘Vijay’ refers to the Victory and the Second word ‘Dashmi’ refers to the 10th day. It is believed that Lord Rama and his followers had after nine days went to Lanka and Lord Rama defeated the Demon King.
The Word ‘Dushhera’ also defines the materially hindi meaning. The Dussehra refers to the Sanskrit word which means 10 days. On this day , Lord Rama had killed the 10 faces of the demon King. The Major celebration takes place in big grounds all over India. On this day , Lord Rama , Sita and Lakshman after Killing Ravan proceed returning back to their Home Ayudha.
This festival defines that the Victory is sure however it will take time to defeat the evil. This day defines the value of truth and protest against wrong. According to HIndu terminology , it is said Lord Rama had established the Dharma. On this grand celebration takes place at night ..fireworks , lights. On this day , at night Ravan and his brother’s statue are burned on bonfires in grounds ..people visit there and pray for Good.
On this day other gods worship Ganesh , Krishna , Kartika etc. On this day events , competitions , music and devotional activities performed. From this day , people start preparations for Diwali. This is an auspicious day. On this day , People visit temples and practice donating work such as helping the poor , providing food to the hungry etc.
On this day people wish others and greet them with the best and well wishes. On this day , Navratri fast is complete. In some regions , this is the last day of ‘Ramlila’. From this day people wait for the festival of Lights ‘Diwali’. This festival brings happiness , joy , victory , love and respect among the people.
Diwali is celebrated after the Twenty days of Vijayadashami. Diwali is celebrated with more energy , joy and happiness than Vijayadashami. It is believed that , on this day, antagonists became friends. On this day , many delicious foods are offered in the house. From Vijayadashmi , markets are becoming crowded. From this day , people decorate their house , shops with lights.
This festival season starts with the Navararti and ends with the bhai dooj. On this day , a small weekend is planned by the people. This festival brings togetherness and belonging. The history behind this day/festival makes it more valuable. This festival is celebrated in educational institutions before the day of vijayadashami because from the Vijayadashami some institutions grant vacations.
This festival falls in Hindu Lunar solar calendar. In 2020 , this festival will be celebrated on ‘25th of october’. This festival brings purity and freshness among the environment. At night , sky becomes light and defines the evil that would not remain for the times or years..it will defeat. On this day , people offer special prayers and food.
In Karnataka , Large festival is celebrated by worshiping Goddess Chamundeshwari. It is believed that Goddess Chamundeshwari is on a throne mounted on elephants in the city of mysore. On this day , Shami tree leaves had special values. This festival represents Lord Rama and Ravana.
On this day , people are encouraged to follow the path of Truth , Virtue and Goodness. Dussehra is considered the end of Durga Puja.This festival symbolises , the Lord Rama victory over the evil king named Ravan and freeing his wife from their Rule. This day is a festival of Victory and happiness.
This day and story of lord Rama marks an historic story. This day connects the people with others and their religion. This is a day of pride of Indian people where the Legends were born. This festival marks an devotional performance and belief. This festival celebrates dignity and unity.