Welcome to the festive season of Dussehra which falls on the tenth day celebration of Navratri. It is also known as ‘Vijayadashami’ (Vijay Dashami) which means Victory on Tenth day. One of the most significant Hindu festivals observed across India and by Indian community living around the world. Nine days fasting period of Navratri for Goddess Durga Puja also coincides with idol immersion happens on the Dussehra. It is believed that Lord Rama rescued his Princess Sita, after killing the powerful evil King Ravana. So in India the Dussehra festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil.
There two major significance of the Dussehra from the Hindu mythological story. First story states, the Victory of the Lord Rama over the evil Ravana according to the epic Ramayana. On this occasion, Ramleela drama is arranged in various parts of India with huge effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath are fired with crackers are placed in vast open grounds. The person playing Rama shoots an arrow to effigies full with crackers, after fire blasts the crowd and children enjoy with cheer. So you can see family members with full of joy to celebrate the victory with distribution of sweets.
Another mythology story tells the Goddess Durga’s victory after she killed demon Mahishasura to save the earth from the evil. It also celebrated as Durga Puja in the eastern parts of India like West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur and Tripura with full of joy. Famous ‘Durga Puja Pandals’ stages are created in Kolkata, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Patna and Ranchi in the Eastern India. Durga Puja is widely celebrated in states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Kashmir and South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Saraswati Puja is formally celebrated for education of small kids in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
In time of Dussehra a special festival ‘Golu’ celebrated by Hindus in the Southern states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. They decorate their houses and steps with lamps and flowers in the evenings. Dussehra Mysore city of Karnataka is most famous in India which attracts lot of pilgrim tourists from world to see the royal style celebration. Durga Puja is best known in the Kolkata city in India. It also celebrated largely in the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bangladesh with full cheers by the Indian Hindu community living there.
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