Why We Celebrate Vijayadashami (Dussehra) Festival?

Lined Circle
Lined Circle

Dussehra (Dussehra) coincidentally falls on the tenth day just after the nine days of Navratri festival

People also recall it by other names such as  Vijayadashami

The victory of Ram over king Ravana and thus, good over evil is the main significance of the day


As per our Sanskrit language explanation, the word Dussehra is derived from Dasha and hara. Dasha in Sanskrit means TEN and Hara mean DEFEAT.

All Hindus strongly believe that this day is a significant remembrance to keep in mind that regardless of the dark times, happiness will follow you

Although Dussehra is the festival of Hindus, it has become a global affair. People from different parts of India celebrate this festival with the same spirit and joy.

On the day of Dussehra, Lord Ram killed King Ravana, which marked the victory of good over evil, and on the same day, Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasur.

These three statues depict King Ravana, his brother Kumbhakaran, and son, Meghanath

One major highlight of the festival is the burning of three statues filled with splendid fireworks

Other major attractions include the Ramlila which is a drama that conveys the entire story of the journey of Lord Ram including his victory over Raavan

Different states welcome this day with different styles. People celebrate Dussehra with a grand feast.

For more information

Significance of Nine Days of Navratri