Dussehra / Vijayadashmi – A Major Hindu Festival

Dussehra is celebrated to embrace the victory of Lord Rama, over the evil king Ravana. Rama went to the forest for fourteen years.

Dussehra festival is celebrated on the first day of the “shukla paksha” of the Hindu month of Ashwin.

The devotees of Lord Rama go to temples to chant mantras. Many undertook fasting on this day. Flowers and sweets are offered to the Almighty.

In many places, Dussehra Festival is observed for 10 day. The famous play of Ram Leela (also Ram Lila) is performed in cultural ceremonies. The effigy of ten headed Ravana is made and burnt in fire.

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