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Hindu goddess Durga and is also celebrated because of Durga's victory over Mahishasur.

#Minorstudy celebrating, wishes and message with Marking the triumph of Rama an avatar of Vishnu and over the 10-headed demon king Ravana. who abducted Rama's wife Sita.

Hindu goddess Durga and is also celebrated because of Durga's victory over Mahishasur.

The tenth and final day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri usually in October.

In southern India it especially commemorates the victory of the god Rama over the demon king Ravana.

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Dussehra also called Dasara or Vijayadashami in Hinduism and holiday marking the triumph of Rama an avatar of Vishnu over the 10-headed demon king Ravana.

who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The festival's name is derived from the Sanskrit words dasha (“10”) and hara (“defeat”).

According to mythology

As per Hindu mythology, Dussehra is celebrated after Navratri because it is believed that Lord Ram worshipped Goddess Durga before starting his journey to defeat Ravana.

on Lord Vishnu's advice. The festival marks the victory of Lord Ram over Lanka king Ravana (the 10 headed demon).

On this day, many of your colleagues in India will celebrate the culmination of the ten day Dussehra festival.

It may be known in some regions as Vijayadashami and in parts of southern India.

it is known as Dasara. Other regional spellings include Dashera and Dussera.

As this is a ten day festival based on a lunar date with many important days and also because it has many different names in the various regions on India.

it is difficult to determine when each region has a holiday. On this site, we show the date of the tenth day and you can assume that most regions will observe this a public holiday.

In India, the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

The festival traditionally represents the legend of Rama and Ravana.

Ravana, the demon king, abducted the beloved Princess of India Sita.

The Lord Rama rescued the Princess, proving victorious over the powerful and evil King Ravana.

The Dussehra festival is ten days long, culminating on the tenth day the Dussehra holiday.

On the day of Dussehra, large statues of Ravana are constructed and brought into open fields.

These effigies are burned and with them the evil they represent so that the people are allowed to follow the path of virtue and goodness throughout the year.

'Ramlila' is inextricably woven with Dussehra celebration and is religiously performed every year.

It is an episode or scene-oriented performance from the Ramayana and is rich in songs, dialogues and action.

Ramlila is a very interactive art form as the audience can participate in impromptu singing and narration.

'Ramlila' is noted for some critical scenes such as the Lanka battle scene and dialogues between Gods.

Volunteers involve themselves in everything from doing up the stage, designing masks and creating the effigies.

Bonfires and fireworks abound on Dussehra, within residential colonies as well as public places.

The burning of effigies of Ravana is a spectacular event.

There is a mythological background behind this festival.

The dwellers of the Earth and the heaven were troubled and tortured by the notorious demon Mahisasura.

Other heavenly Gods were also afraid of him. On their earnest prayer and request, the Goddess Durga was born from fire.

As an embodiment of Shakti or strength and valor, Goddess Durga appeared before the demon.

The demon was bewitched by her beauty and was killed by her. His death brought relief to the Earth and to heaven.

To honor her, Dussehra is celebrated. The celebration of Dussehra goes on for ten days.

In the northern part of India, people celebrate it as Navaratri. People fast for nine days and worship Goddess Durga.

On the ninth day of the celebration, they break their fast and indulge in mega feasts.

They dance “Garba” or “Dandiya” as a tradition. People wear new clothes and go to fairs.

They distribute sweets to each other. In the eastern part of the country.

West Bengal, Assam and Odessa, Dussehra is celebrated with much fanfare. It is a big celebration and the most important celebration for them.

As per the Hindu mythology, after killing Mahisasura, Goddess Durga comes to her father’s house on Earth along with her four children.

And she leaves after five days. Clay images of Durga are made along with the images of her children.

The effigies are brilliantly decorated. The Goddess has ten hands and she holds different weapons in all her hands including a snake.

That depicts her strength and valor. She sits on a lion, which is a holy carrier. 

Large Pendals with elaborate decorations, dazzling illumination are erected at several places in cities and also in rural areas.

The use of precious metals like gold and silver in huge quantities on the image of Goddess Durga makes this festival grand and golden.

Different shops and fairs are set up temporarily around the Puja mandapas.

People gather in large numbers in these shops to eat the street food and buy traditional things.

Children swarm around the shops to buy balloons and toys. Durga Puja is celebrated for five days.

The entire country celebrates this festival. They wear new clothes on all five days and have mega feasts on all days.

All offices, schools and colleges are closed for a few days. Everyone remains in festive spirit for over a week.

They relax and enjoy themselves with friends and families. Many get to meet their distant relatives during this festival.

Roads, buildings, and houses are decorated with colorful lights. In some parts of the country, people celebrate Dussehra.

Ram Lila because they believe that Lord Ram had eliminated Ravan on this very day.

Huge effigies of Ravana are made. People enact the Ramayana and at the end of the play, the person who plays the character of Lord Rama burns the effigy. 

In the southern part of the country, people celebrate Dussehra by worshiping Lord Rama and Goddess Saraswati along with all metal equipment.

On the tenth day, it is believed that Goddess Durga returns to heaven and with a heavy heart, people bid good bye to her and make holy offerings to her only to welcome

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