- By Rohit
- Dec 20, 2019
Dussehra, also recognized by the title of "Vijayadashmi", this festival is the significant Indian festival and it is celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month as per the Hindu calendar. This day usually falls in September or October. After 9 days of Navratri celebration on the 10th day, Dusheera is celebrated. This day is celebrated to remember the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. On this day the demon Mahishasur is killed by the Goddess Durga. Dussehra festival tiles the word of the winning of good over sin.
In the 17th century, the Dussehra celebration was started when the Mysore king ordered the celebration of the day on a grand scale. According to Ramayana, there are a lot of old stories linked to this day. This festival is celebrated all over India.
Why Dussehra Is Celebrated?
Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day as retribution against the brutal demonstration of abducting Goddess Sita. According to Mythology in this day Goddess Durga executed evil spirit Mahishasura after a long spell of remorselessness and persecution by Mahishasura. Another story related to the rain of gold coins also occurred on this day. After Kautsa approached King Raghu for 140 million coins to give a gift to his Guru as an end-result of his insight, Raghuraja went to Indra for help who at that point asked Lord Kuber to rain coins in Ayodhya city. In the wake of giving 140 million coins to his Guru, Kautsa gave the rest of the coins to the individuals of Ayodhya.
To a great extent, the day is commended to recognize the predominance of good over sin. The day is praised on an enormous scale in India and in Bangladesh. Mysore is the most well known for its Dussehra festivities. Goddess Chamundeshwari is venerated on this day and an amazing parade of her godlike object is taken out over the city. Significant structures are enhanced with lights and color over the city.
Different popular Dussehra festivities in India incorporate that of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh, Kolkata, and Orissa, where the celebration is performed before by week-long festivals. Individuals visit the Pooja Pandals wearing new garments, get ready customary nourishment at home and commend the celebration with their loved ones. In most different parts of India, plays are composed crosswise over urban areas portraying the tale of Ramayana which comes full circle in the killing of Ravana on this day. Statues of Ravana are scorched in India on Dussehra and in Delhi, the occasion is gone to by political dignitaries in the Ramlila Maidan.
Dussehra Celebration in North India
Dussehra is ordinarily celebrated by flaring the representations of Ravana, Meghanatha, and Kumbhakarna. With this firing, the play Ramleela, showing the tale of Ramayana, likewise reaches a conclusion. By and large, a fete is likewise sorted out for the individuals. Three people - Rama, Lakshamana and Sita sitting on a chariot, go through the group. The craftsman playing out Rama's job points the arrow to burn the three likenesses independently.
Dussehra Celebration in South India
Dussehra is commended in a different way at the Southern end of India. On this bubbly day, toys and dolls are brightened in every one of the houses. This custom had started from the dwelling place sovereigns in the past period. This day is famous as Gombe Habba in South India.
Celebration of Dussehra in Gujarat
The individuals of Gujarat gather and move on every late evening during Navaratri. A few rivalries are hung on the Dussehra celebration and people play out a special Gujarati move 'Garba' on reverential melodies. In different spots, this dance proceeds till late at night. Ladies put on their best garments and adorn clay pots magnificently.
Celebration of Dussehra in Mysore
In Mysore, a few fairs and social exhibitions are constituted. The fabulous motorcade of festooned elephants and gatekeepers sitting on horseback accompanied the icon of Goddess through the city. This parade is a significant feature of the ten-day festivity of Dussehra in Mysore.
Dussehra Celebration in Kullu
With stunning colors, chariots are decorated in Kullu. Goddess divinities are taken around on these lovely chariots and individuals hit the dance floor with euphoria and rapture to cheer the happy day of Dussehra.