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Dussehra: The festival of victory of good over evil

Dussehra: The festival of victory of good over evil

Dussehra: The festival of victory of good over evil

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The festival of Vijayalakshmi is celebrated at the end of Navratri, a festival showing reverence and gaiety towards Maa Durga. The festival of Vijayalakshmi symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Many great people in Hindu folk tales have described the stories and importance of this festival. The festival of Vijayadashami is famous all over the world by the name of Dussehra. It is said that on this day Lord Shri Ram killed Dashanan Ravana, who had forcefully abducted Lord Rama’s wife Sita.

Ramlila and effigy burning of Ravana:
On this festival, fairs, Ramlila are staged and fireworks are done all over the country. At the end of Ramlila, this festival is celebrated with enthusiasm by burning the effigies of Ravana along with his brothers Kumbhakarna and Meghnath. Ramlila is a play enacted on stage, depicting important events of the great epic Ramayana. From the birth of Shri Ram, the abduction of Sita by Ravana, the meeting of Hanuman and Sugriva, and finally the killing of the demon Ravana, major events are often included on the stage of Ramlila.

Killing of the cruel Mahishasura by Goddess Durga:
According to other legends, there was a long war between the goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura. In this great war, at last the goddess defeated Mahishasura and killed him. To celebrate this supernatural victory of Mother Goddess, the festival of Dussehra is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the eastern part of the country, mainly in Kolkata. On this festival which lasts for four days, people worship the idol of the Mother Goddess amidst spiritual atmosphere and various rituals. On the fifth day, the idol is flown into the river with great fanfare. This day commemorates the return of the Mother Goddess to her husband Lord Shiva on Mount Kailash after the slaying of Mahishasura. Its symbolic message is that we should stay away from evil forces and stay with good people.

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The tree that protected the weapons of the Pandavas
Another legend is associated with the Mahabharata, the other great epic of India. The five Pandava brothers, who had their own special weapons, hid their weapons in a tree when they were in exile. When he returned from exile, he found his weapons safe in that tree, so he worshiped this tree before fighting his enemy Kauravas, which he eventually won with the help of Lord Krishna.

Auspicious day to buy vehicle and property
Dussehra (Vijayadashami) usually falls in the month of September or October and a day after Navratri, a nine-day long festival. This marks the end of the monsoon season. Dussehra in Sanskrit means ‘the one who removes misfortune’. Some people also consider this day as a sign of breaking the nine-day fast. The festival of Dussehra is also considered very auspicious for buying new vehicles and properties.

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GaneshaSpeaks.com Team

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