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Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana

Happy Vijayadashmi

Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra
 Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Dusshera or Vijayadashmi, as it is popularly known as, is a major Hindu festival, celebrated on the tenth day in the Ashwin month according to the Hindu calendar. The festival generally falls in the month of September or October. The festive spirit begins nine days in advance, as people revel in the spiritual divinity of Navratri, invoking the blessing of Goddess Durga. On the tenth day, Navratri culminates as Dusshera, marking the victory of good over evil and positivity over negativity. Though there are several legendary tales behind the festival and its celebration, all culminate to mark the rise of goodness over evil. The festival of Dusshera has great cultural significance. People, irrespective of their creed, culture or religion, gather to vanquish all evil and wanton things and imbibe the goodness around them, by revering for all the things and objects that contribute to their wellbeing.
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana




Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana

Myths of Vijayadashmi

Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival,
Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
It is a day of victory – a day when Lord Rama beheaded Ravana, a day when Goddess Durga killed the buffalo-headed demon Mahisasura. The essence or spirit of the festival lies in its message – to get past all obstacles and emerge victorious and successful. Navratri acts as a precursor to the Dusshera celebrations. For nine days, people fast and perform religious rites so as to sanctify themselves and take a step towards purity, piousness and prosperity. On the tenth day, they burn everything evil in them, hatred, maliciousness, greed, anger and violence (symbolically represented by the burning of effigies of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhakaran) and emerge as better individuals filled with a sense of gratitude, devotion and reverence. 

History of Dussehra / Vijayadashmi


It is believed that the celebration of Dussehra started in the 17th century, when the king of Mysore ordered the celebration of the day on a grand scale. Ever since, the day is celebrated with great fervor and energy. There are a lot of mythological tales associated with the day. According to Ramayana,
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival,
Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Ravana was killed by Lord Rama on this day as revenge against the cruel act of kidnapping Goddess Sita by the former. Mythology also has it that Goddess Durga killed demon Mahishasura after a long spell of cruelty and oppression by Mahishasura. Another story associated with the origins of this day is the raining of gold coins. After Kautsa asked King Raghu for 140 million coins to give an offering to his Guru in return for his knowledge, Raghuraja went to Indra for help who then asked Lord Kuber to rain coins on the city of Ayodhya. After giving 140 million coins to his Guru, Kautsa distributed the rest to the people of Ayodhya.


Largely, the day is celebrated to commemorate the prevalence of good over evil. The day is celebrated on a large scale in India as well as in Bangladesh. The most famous Dussehra celebrations in India are those in the city of Mysore. Goddess Chamundeshwari is worshipped on this day and a grand procession of her idol is taken out across the city. Major buildings are decorated with lights and color across the city.
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival,
Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana

Worships in Hindu Religion & Plays/dramas on Ramayana 

According to the Hindu Scripture, Ramayana, it is mentioned that Lord Ram had performed Chandi Hom to make goddess Durga happy and get blessings. In this way Lord Rama, got victory by knowing the secret of Ravana’s killing on 10th day of the war. Finally, he retained his wife Seeta safely after killing the Ravana. Dussehra festival is also known as the Durgotsav because it is considered that on the same day another demon called Mahishasura was killed by the Mata Durga on the tenth day. A huge fair of Ramlila takes place in the Ram-Lila ground where people from nearby regions come to see the fair and dramatic representation of the ramlila.


Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival, Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana
Happy Vijayadashmi, Biggest Hindu festival,
Dussehra Celebration in India, Plays & Dramas On Ramayana

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