Dussehra is a very important festival of Hindu Religion. It is celebrated every year by people all over India. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the Shukla Paksha of the mountain month. It is a religious and traditional celebration. Dussehra’s word is related to shakti, just like Saraswati is worshipped for knowledge in the same way mother Durga is worshipped for shakti.
It is said that on this day Shri Rama killed the demon Ravana and mother Durga Had killed the demon Mahishasura and Maa Durga had taken the form of Maa Mahishasur Mardini and killed the demons of Chand-mund and Shri Ram Ji worshipped Maa Durga and killed Ravana. Therefore, Dussehra is also known as Durga Puja in other areas of Bengal.
Meaning Of Dussehra – The word Dussehra has its origin in the Sanskrit word – ” Das-har” which literally means getting rid of ten evils. The Dussehra festival is celebrated to commemorate the Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana by rescuing his abducted wife and symbolizing the victory of good over evil.
Dussehra is considered as auspicious Day in our Hindu society. The festival of Dussehra is considered the victory of truth over evil and good over evil. On this day, Shri Rama killed Ravana, a symbol of evil. Therefore, we should also abandon our evils and accept the good, only then this day will prove to be meaningful.
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How do you celebrate Dussehra?
Dussehra is celebrated in different forms in different parts of the country. Indian people celebrate this festival with joy. On the day of Dussehra or Vijayadashmi, the crowd starts in the markets from the morning itself. The shops of toys, sweets, and fruits are decorated and there are various stalls on the roads too. Food shops are crowded. Different types of delicious food are prepared at home.
Children are very happy with the sound of firecrackers and fireworks. Thus Dussehra is celebrated to symbolize the victory of good over evil. Power is very important in life, so devotees pray to Shakti from Mother Durga. Statues of Mahishasura Mardini Maa Durga are installed in the provinces of Pt. Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, etc. The recitation of Durga Saptashati continues for nine days. On the day of Vijayadashami, there is a program of immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga.