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Vijayadashami is celebrated on the tenth day of brighter fortnight the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu calendar, corresponding to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days are celebrated as Navratri (Devnagari: नवरात्रि, “nine nights”), culminating on the tenth day as Dussehra.
Since the harvest season begins in India and Nepal at this time, the Durga is invoked by religious rituals to begin the harvest season and renew the fertility of the soil. Many Hindus observe the festival with social gatherings and food offerings to the gods at home and in temples throughout India and Nepal.
Victory of Ram over Ravan
On the day of Ashvin Shukla Dashami, Ram defeated Ravana and rescued Sita. Based on inferences from Valmiki’s Ramyan, Kālidās’sRaghuvaṃśa, Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas and Keshavdas’ Ramchandrika, Ram, Sita and Lakshman returned to Ayodhya on the 30th day of Ashwin (19–20 days after Vijayadashami). To celebrate Ram’s return, in the evening the city’s residents lit millions of earthen lamps ; the day is celebrated in India as Deepawali (Diwali 2016).
Observers recite Sundar Kaand (the fifth book of the Ramayan) for five days. Yajnas are thought to keep the household clean and healthy. Some perform yajnas and Sandhyavandanam three times a day to keep the heart, brain and digestion balanced in the absence of adequate winter sunlight.
Karnataka ,Telangana,Tamilnadu and Andhrapradesh are the main areas to celebrate Dussara
Mysore Dasara is the Nadahabba (state-festival) of the state of Karnataka in India. It is also called Navaratri (Nava-ratri = nine-nights) and is a 10-day festival with the last day being Vijayadashami, the most auspicious day of Dasara. Dasara usually falls in the month of September or October. According to a legend, Vijayadashami denotes the victory of truth over evil and was the day when the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura. Mahishasura is the demon whose slaying by the Goddess gave the nameMysore. The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival with utter grandeur and pomp to mark this day and the festivities there are an elaborate affair, attracting a large audience including foreigners. The Dasara festival completed 400th anniversary in year 2010.
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Shivamogga Dasara, every year, a slew of cultural programmes, including a film festival, a theatre fest, a food mela, performances by music troupes, ‘Mahila Dasara’, ‘Yuva Dasara’, ‘Makkala Dasara’ and ‘Yoga Dasara’are organized in the 10-day cultural extravaganza, A colourful procession will be taken out in the main streets of the city on the day of Vijayadashami. Jamboo Savari, the main attraction of the Dasara festivities, was kick started by offering puja to the Nandidhwaj on the premises of Shivappa Nayaka Palace. The portrait of goddess Chamundeshwari was carried in a beautifully decorated wooden mantap mounted on the tusker. The Karadimajalu, Keelukunita, Dollukunita, Veeragase, Tattiraya troupes of folk artistes perform along the procession. The police band, Scouts and Guides and National Cadet Corps also participate in the procession.
The procession passes through Ramanna Shreshti Park, Amir Ahmed Circle, Gopi Circle, Jail Circle, Kuvempu Road, Shivappa Nayaka Circle and Mahaveer Circle before culminating at the NES grounds. Shimoga tahshildar performs the Banni puja, Ravan dahan, a ritual of burning a huge effigy of Ravan were held after the Banni Pooja. A spectacular display of fireworks has been organised after the Ravan dahan.
Facts about Dussehra, Interesting things to know in Dussara
Many people do not know about Dussehra festivals much. So here, we go
1 – In Nepal, Dussehra festival is known as “Dashain”.
2 – Another unknown fact about Dussehra is that “Dasara” is the national festival of Nepal.
3 – In Himachal Pradesh, It is celebrated as “Kullu Dussehra” in Dhalpur maidan of Kullu valley.
4 – Dussehra is also well known by the name of Viajayadashmi, the meaning of Viajayadashmi is the victory on the tenth day.
5 – The Dussehra festival is not celebrated only in India but also celebrated in other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Malaysia with great zeal.
6 – The large effigy of demon Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath was burnt on this day along with firecrackers.
7 – Dussehra celebration was started in the 17th century in Mysore.
8 – It is believed that on the day of Dussehra, the great Ashoka was converted to Buddhism.
9 – On the day of Dussehra, Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism religion. It is also an unknown fact of Dussehra.
10 – Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri festival, which is also the day of Durga Puja Festival.
11 – Another interesting fact of Dussehra is this that farmers celebrate it as harvest festival also. Farmers harvest the Kharif crop after Dussehra while Rabi crop is being planted after 20 days of Dussehra.
12 – Ravana has ten heads and each head represents the one evil so the ten evils are Jealousy, Anger, Pride, Ego, Lust, Selfishness, Injustice, Greed, Attachment and Injustice. Dussehra is the festival to win over these evils.
13 – According to mythology, The Ram Setu (30 Km long bridge) was built by the monkey Gods (Vanaras).Lord Rama takes this path to reach demon king Ravana and killed him.
14 – On the day of the Dussehra, Devotees immersed the idols of Goddess Durga after Durga puja.
15 – At the time of Durga Puja, people also worship the Weapons.
16 – In South India, Goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati Puja has been performed by the devotees. During Puja, students also worship the books.
Dussehra Date in Upcoming Years
Dussehra 2017 Date – September 30 (Saturday)
Dussehra 2018 Date – October 19 (Friday)
Dussehra 2019 Date – October 8 (Tuesday)
Dussehra 2020 Date – October 25 (Sunday)
Dussehra 2021 Date – October 15 (Friday)
Happy Dussehra !!
In India, Dussehra is also the time of a new harvest season for farmers to work in the field and plant the seeds. Government offices and banks remain closed on this day.
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