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Dusshera 2017: Know celebration, history and rituals across India on tenth day of Navratri

In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the end of Durga Puja signifies the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon king and in the northern and southern states, the festival signifies the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.


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Dusshera 2017: Know celebration, history and rituals across India at tenth day of Navratri

Dusshera 2017: Know celebration, history and rituals across India at tenth day of Navratri

New Delhi :  

Dusshera which is also known as the Vijaydashmi is a Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. The festival marks the victory of good over evil and it is always celebrated on the tenth day of the month 'Ashwin' of the Hindu calendar.

In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the end of Durga Puja signifies the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon king and in the northern and southern states, the festival signifies the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.

On the Dusshera, enormous statues of Ravana along with his brother Meghanada and Kumbakaran are burnt in open ground which signifies the Ram’s victory over the Ravana.Dusshera is celebrated across cities in India and in Nepal. Many people conclude the celebration by immersing effigies of Saraswati, Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Durga.

Not only this, the celebration of Dusshera also involve organizing the famed and popular Ramlila performances, involves people enacting the life and glory of Lord Rama.

Dussehra is celebrated with much fervor and excitement in the northern states of Varanasi, Ayodhya, Vrindavan, Madhubani, Almora and other cities of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttarakhand. The festivities are known as Kullu Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh and Dashain in Nepal.

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First Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017 08:59 AM

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