Prosperous And Happy Dussehra Wishes To All
Festivals are the biggest treasure that breaks the chain of regular routine. Send this Dussehra wishes to your dear ones
What is Dussehra?
Dussehra also known as Vijayadaśamī, is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year.
Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin, or Ashwayuja which falls in September or October of the Western calendar, a few days or weeks before the largest Hindu festival – Diwali.
The first nine days are celebrated as Navami which celebrates Goddess Durga and culminates on the 10th day as Vijaydashmi. Many Hindus observe Vijayadashmi through social gatherings and food offerings to Bhagwan at their home temple or community Hindu temples.
Rituals are done on the day of Dussehra
In Northern India, huge dummies of Ravana are burnt on the occasion of Dussehra as part of the celebrations. The Ram Lila, which are plays and musicals that revolve around the tales of the Ramayana are attended by herds of people in the days preceding Dusshera.
In Kolkata, it is Durga Puja (or Pujo, as Bengalis call it). In Southern India, the nine days of Navratri are celebrated with a display of gods and dolls called Golu. Sweets are prepared on each day of the celebration.
Dussehra celebrations in Mysore are one of the most spectacular in the country. The Mysore Palace is illuminated and performances are organized.
In Maharashtra, families visit friends and offer the dried APTA leaf, a symbol of prosperity. People also invest in gold and other expensive metals; it is believed that this will lead to prosperity all year round.
Why is Dussehra celebrated?
It marks the end of "Ramlila" and remembers God Raam's victory over the Ravan. On the very same occasion; Arjuna alone decimated 1 lakh+ soldiers & defeated all Kuru warriors including Bhishma, Drona, Ashwatthama, Karna, Kripa. Thereby significantly quoting the natural example of the victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma).
Alternatively, it marks a reverence for one of the aspects of goddess Devi such as Durga or Saraswati. Vijayadashami celebrations include processions to a river or ocean front that carry clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed into the water for dissolution and a goodbye.
Elsewhere, on Dasara, the towering effigies of Ravan symbolizing the evil are burnt with fireworks marking evil's destruction. The festival also starts the preparation for one of the most important and widely celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after the Vijayadashami or Dussehra.