Why Dussehra is Celebrated in India

Dussehra which is also known as Vijayadashami is a very famous and vital festival in India which is celebrated on the tenth day of the Ashwin month as per the Hindu calendar. This day generally falls in the month of either September or October. This tenth day celebration is basically related to Navratre which is a nine day festival and on the tenth day, dussehra is celebrated. This day also overlaps with the immersion of Maa Durga idol. This day is celebrated in the memory of how the devil Ravana got killed by Lord Rama and on this same day Maa Durga has killed demon Mahishasur as well. The festival of dussehra is celebrated to spread this message of victory of good over bad.


History of Dussehra Celebration

It is said that Dussehra celebration started back in 17th century when Mysore king has asked to celebrate the occasion on grand level. Since then the celebration of Dussehra is performed on a very big scale. According to Ramayana there are various different tales associated with this day.

Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana as he dares to kidnap Devi Sita who was Lord Rama’s wife. It is also been said that Ma Dura killed Mahishasur because of his long time cruelty towards innocents. Majorly, this day is celebrated to remember the success of good over sin. This day is celebrated with lots of excitement and energy in India as well as Bangladesh. In Mysore, Dussehra is celebrated with utmost happiness and excitement. Chamundeshwari Devi is worshipped on this day and her idol is taken out all over the city. All houses, big building are decorated with beautiful lights and colors.

Nevertheless, In India all festivals are celebrated by everyone with extreme happiness, regardless of any religion bar. A spirit of true brotherhood is seen among Indians during these festive seasons.


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