Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrated the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is also known as Vijaya Dashami, Dasara or Dashain in different parts of India. It is one of the greatest Hindu festivals which is observed on the tenth day of Navratri. | Dussehra Festival Celebration |
It is devoted to the celebrating the defeat of the demon King Ravana by Lord Rama in the holy Ramayana. And this year, India is celebrating Dussehra on October 19, 2018. Delhi and Varanasi are the most popular places to witness the grand celebration of Dussehra.
According to the Hindu calendar, it is marked on the 1oth day of the bright half of the month of Ashvin. Dussehra festival is celebrated with a lot of joy and pomp in most of the cities of India. The preceding nine days to Dussehra are collectively known as Navratri.
The festivals of Dussehra is considered as one of the most auspicious days to start any new venture. As people believe that it is bound to be successful. During the time of the festival, Ram Leela is held in the evening in most parts of India. In West Bengal, Dussehra is celebrated as Bijoya Dashami.
On this holy day, Goddess Durga goes back to her abode from the earth. If you want to witness the ancient Ram Lila celebration, then old Delhi around the Red Fort is the ideal place. In Gujarat, Dussehra is celebrated with the Navratri celebrations and Garba Dandiya Raas dances.
And Mysore Dussehra is celebrated in a distinctive manner. Several fairs and cultural performances are organized with the grand parade of elephants which escort the idol of Goddess throughout the city. In Kullu, with amazing hues where people dance with joy and elation to rejoice the festive day of Dussehra.
People also celebrate Dussehra / Vijaya Dashami with bonfires and fireworks. Further people also burnt the paper and wood effigies of Ravana on the bonfires to celebrate the victory of good over evil.