Happy Dussehra : Know All About this Day

Happy Dussehra : Know All About this Day

Dusshera

Vijayadashami also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik, the sixth and seventh month of the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar respectively, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.

History

Ravana kidnapped Sita. Rama requested Ravana to release her, but Ravana refused; the situation escalated and led to war. Having performing severe penance for ten thousand years, Ravana had received a boon from the Lord Brahma the Creator: Ravana could not be killed by gods, demons, or spirits. He is portrayed as a powerful demon king who disturbs the penances of rishis. Lord Vishnu incarnated as the human Rama to defeat and kill him, remaining within the stipulations of Lord Brahma’s boon. A deadly and fierce battle took place between Rama and Ravana wherein Rama killed Ravana and ended his evil rule. Ravana had ten heads. The killing of the ten headed one is called Dusshera. Dharma was re-established on Earth because of Rama’s victory over Ravana. Thus do we celebrate this festival, remembering the victory of Good over Evil.

Celebrations Symbols

Symbols seen throughout the Dussehra/Vijaya Dashami celebrations include:

#Bonfires and fireworks

#Paper and wood effigies of Ravana.

#Red spots (tika) painted on people’s foreheads.

The effigies of Ravana are often burnt on the bonfires.

Significance

Dussehra is the festival of the victory of good over evil. This festival signifies that wrong doings on some or the other day comes in front of everyone. Whether any evil forces push you, truth and righteousness always win.

Ambitiosbaba team wishes you a very Happy Dussehra!!

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