What is Dussehra : Significance, Importance and Story behind Dussehra

By | Oct 6, 2016

Dussehra celebration comes to the corner. Dussehra is one of the high voltage festival in India. Dussehra is truly a biggest festival that is celebrated in every state of India with full of energy. Mostly dussehra is famous with its cultural event and fair. On the occasion of dussehra across India there have thousands of fairs organized in each city of every state of India. These dussehra fairs big multitude join and enjoy the indian culture events. As we already say that dussehra is celebrated with great zeal and gusto and dussehra fairs are famous like dussehra 2016 at delhi, dussehra at mumbai, happy dussehra in Uttrakhand, happy dussehra in Punjab, etc.

Dussehra festival celebrated after the nine days of celebration of goddess durga fasts i.e. navratri. On dussehra festival all hindu religion followers serve the sweet dish to the god while doing dussehra puja. After dussehra pujan hindi people burn the statue/image of lanka king Ravana. Dussehra festival is also know as the victory of truth over evil becomes in the month of ashvin (mostly fall in the month of September or October) son of Ayoudhya king Dushrath, Sri Ram get the victory of Ravana. On the same day goddess Durga get the victory of Mahishasura.

Dussehra Significance | Importance of Dussehra:

Dussehrais celebrated as the historical victory of Lord Sri Rama avatar of Lord Vishnu over Demon Ravana King of Lanka. Dussehra is also triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura. Dussehra celebrated by all hindus across India. In Nepal dussehra is celebrated as Dashain. This year dussehra 2016 will be celebrated on October 11th Dussehra 2016 festival.

Dussehra meaning:

The name Dussehra has originated from Sanskrit. Dussehra comes from the combinations of two words Dasha or Hara, which means Dasha (ten) – Hara (defeat). Hence this day is symbolizing the defeat of Ten headed Demon king Ravana. On the other hand, ‘Vijaya-dashami’ means the victory of the good over the evil on the tenth day of the Hindu Calendar.

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Dussehra celebration is one of the highly popular among youth specially kids and children because of this day dussehra fair and their toys stalls always center of attraction for kids and children. Since childhood, we all are listen that we celebrate dussehra because it’s Hindus festival and we celebrating it by burning statue of King of Lanka or Demon King Ravana. Children of all age group enjoy the festival of Dussehra.

Historical Story behind Dussehra festival:

The real story behind the celebration of Dussehra read out here; as we all believed that that every Hindu festival holds a real meaning and a historical story or reason behind its celebration, similarly Dussehra have celebration have a story that we are trying to cover here;

During the 14 year exile of Lord Rama with Sita (wife of Rama) and Laxman (Younger brother of Rama), Devi Sita was abducted by Demon King Ravana (in his ego, pride and revenge), and kept in Ashoka Vatika in Lanka.

According to the holy scripture Ramayana, Lord Rama fought against Ravana’s Sena along with his brother Laxman, his devotee Hanuman and the Vanar Sena (monkeys) for 9 days. It is believed that Lord Rama worshiped the Goddess, and with her blessing killed demon king Ravana on the 10th day of Ashwin month. Since then, we celebrate this festival as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.

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Post the battle, Rama returned to Ayodhya with brother Laxman and wife Devi Sita; hence, this day is celebrated as Diwali in India.

Dussehra is believed to mark an end to all the injustice, cruelty, ego, anger, pride, one’s evil thoughts, and citing an example to remember throughout one’s lifetime.

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