India is known as a land of festivals and celebrations of Dussehra is another famous festival of India celebrated by Hindus. India is known as a land of festivals and celebrations and Dussehra is another famous festival of India celebrated by Hindus. People send wishes for dussehra to their near and dear ones.
After nine days of Navratri, Dussehra festival is celebrated on the tenth day. Many of the Hindus festivals are connected to the great Ramayana and Mahabharat. Dussehra festival is connected with Ramayana. Devotees believed that during ten days the war between Ram and Ravana went and at the tenth day Lord Ram Killed Demon Ravan.
Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami. On this day People celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga. She killed egoistic Mahishasura, who killed innocent people. According to the Hindu calendar, the Dussehra festival falls on September-October. This festival shows us that good always won over evil and success of truth over lies.
Significance of Dussehra Festival
The perception and significance of Dussehra festival are very unique. People celebrate this festival according to their culture and tradition. On tenth day Lord Rama defeat Ravana in the war that is Dussehra. The festival is called as a triumph of virtue over sin or immortality. Ravana kidnapped Lord Ram wife Sita and was also a dictating ruler. Devotees believed Ravana was a demon from birth so his end means the end of bad and evil spirit.
During Navratri, in many parts of India people organized Ramleela, people performed popular scenes from Ramayana and people enjoyed with their families.
In West Bengal, Festival of Dussehra is also known as Durga Pooja. Eastern part of India devotees worships Maa Durga for whole nine days and the tenth day they celebrate Vijayadashami. They believe that on that day Goddess Durga killed Demon Mahishasura.
Celebration of Dussehra in Different Parts of India
In a different part of India, Dussehra is celebrated in a different way. Let’s see how
In North India, people celebrate Dussehra by usually burning the big statue of Ravana, his brother Kumbkaran, his Son Meghnath. It is the final day and people organized a dramatic fight between Lord Rama and Ravana, which is enjoyed by people. Big chariots pass through the crowd in which Ram, Sita, and Lakshman sit and Ram aims an Arrow to burn the statues one by one.
Gujarat also follows their tradition to celebrate Navratri. People come together for whole nine nights and dance together, worship Goddess Durga. They organized their traditional dance Garba and Dandiya. Women and children are in best attires and look beautiful and dance till late night.
In South India, they divided Navratri days equally between goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Maa Durga. Goddess Lakshmi offer wealth and prosperity, Maa Saraswati Offer knowledge and learning whereas Maa Durga gives Power and strength. People celebrate their houses with lamps and flowers and celebrate the festival in their own style.
With Dussehra festival, there are lots of stories connected with it and no matter what stories are every festival of India covey the message of love and peace. It would have been peace and love everywhere if people remember these messages throughout the year.
However, this is a Hindu festival but regardless of being or belonging to Hindu, this festival is celebrated by every Indian. During festivals everywhere you will see the spirit of brotherhood.
“Dussehra ke din Ravan ko Shri Ram ne Mara, Das Das Mukh mein Chupi Burai ek Satya se Hara, Ho gayi Dashkandhar ki Haar Teer se Haar gai Talwar, Hamare Pyare Hain Tyohar Skhate Hai ye hum ko Pyar. Happy Dussehra….”
“Phool Khile Khushi aap ke Kadam Chume, Kabhi na Ho dukho ka Samna, Dhan hi Dhan aye aap ke Angana, Yahi he Dussehera ke shub avsar par Manokamna.”
“Jyot se jyot jagate chalo. Prem ki ganga bahate chalo. Rah mein aaye jo deen dukhi. Sabko gale se lagate chalo. Din aaygega sabka sunehra. Isliye meri oar se Happy Dussehra. “