Some Interesting Info on Dussehra

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What is Dussehra?

Dussehra (Vijayadashami, Durgotsav) is a Hindu celebration that denotes the summit of a multi day time of merriments called navratri (nine evenings), with Dussehra being the tenth. As a rule, Dussehra is a festival of the triumph of good over malevolence but on the other hand is the start of the collect season in India thus individuals conjure the Mother Goddess to watch over the new gather season and restore the fruitfulness of the dirt.

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Vijayadasami reveres either Durga’s or Rama’s victory over evil depending on the region

This celebration is praised in all locales of India yet extraordinary networks watch it in various ways. The dates of this celebration are resolved by the lunar timetable and henceforth it falls on an alternate date of the Gregorian schedule each year.

What is the story behind Dussehra?

Old Hindu folklore widely manages the battle among great and wickedness, that is the battle between the asuras (daemons) and devas (divine beings). The navratri story is of one such asura called Mahishasura, who attacked paradise vanquishing Indra and driving the devas out of paradise. The divine beings chose to join every one of their forces to make an intense being that would have the capacity to obliterate Mahishasura. The intense being they made was called Durga and they gave to her their super-weapons. Navratri is said to be the 9 days of fight among Durga and Mahishasura where the goddess at long last wrecked the daemon on the tenth day.

It is additionally trusted that on this day Ram, alongside Hanuman and a multitude of vanaras (monkey-like humanoids) vanquished the daemon Ravana. They pursued this fight with the end goal to save Ram’s significant other Sita, whom the wickedness rakshasa had shrewdly captured and detained in his castle on the island fortification of Lanka.

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How would we observe Dussehra?

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a supplication benefit offered to the goddess Durga and is the essential type of how this celebration is praised. The biggest festivals of Durga Puja occurs in Bengal where admirers set up expand pandals and introduce a representation of the goddess inside it. Amid the 6 days going before Dussehra, individuals give contributions as petitions, and blossoms. On the seventh day these icons are submerged in a water body to symbolize the arrival of Durga to her significant other Shiva, who lives in the Himalayas.

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Durga image is immersed into river on Vijayadashami in eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent.

Dandiya Raas

Dandiya Raas is another manner by which individuals observe Dussehra. Dandiya is a conventional move played by people who employ short sticks in each hand, hitting them together to the beat of a dhol. It is nicknamed ‘the sword move’ since this move frame is a deride arranging of the fight among Mahishasura and Durga. It started in the province of Gujarat yet has turned out to be prevalent all over India.


In many parts of northern India and a few sections of Maharashtra, a well known method for watching Dussehra is a re-institution of the Ramayana called the Ramlila. Since the Ramayana is an epic, just the features of the Ram’s life is highlighted and is planned to such an extent that the fight scene among Ram and Ravana, with a definitive thrashing of shrewdness happening on Vijayadashami. On the last and last day of Dussehra tall models of Ravana, alongside his child and sibling are scorched with much grandeur and show.