Happy Dussehra!!

Happy Dussehra!!

Dussehra, one of the biggest festivals of India is being celebrated all across the country today.  As per the Hindu mythology, Rama killed Ravana, the king of Lanka on this day. The day, that falls on the tenth day of Ashwin month, marks the victory of good over evil and Hindus in India, Bangladesh and Nepal celebrate this day by burning huge effigies of Ravana.

It is a ten-day long festival in which the first nine days involve the worship of goddess Durga who is believed to have attained victory over the demon Mahishasura after fighting him for 10 days and nine nights. The 9 days are celebrated as “Navaratri” and people in South India keep Kolu in their homes and temples.  On the tenth day, the day of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra, effigies of Ravana, his son Meghnath and his brother Kumbhkaran are burnt all across the country.

An important part of this festival is Ramleela. Plays are organized across the country depicting the story of Ramayana that is popularly known as Ramleela. The heroic acts of Rama and other characters like Sita, Lakshman, and Hanuman are sharply displayed in these plays. The heroic acts of Rama are sharply displayed in these plays. In the end, Ravana is killed by Rama, which portrays the victory of “good over the evil”. After the victory, Rama returned to Ayodhya along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman.

This festival hoists the morale of people and gives them the courage to fight against the hurdles in their lives. There will be the victory of the righteous and virtuous. Adda247 wishes you all a very Happy Dussehra!!


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