Dussehra
 

About 2014 Dussehra Date in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Dussehra - signify the victory of the good over evil

 

In India with the start of Ashwin month (Oct-Nov), there is the fervor of divinity and enthusiasm. Dussehra is one of the famous Hindu festivals that falls on the tenth day of this Month. It is commemorated in the honor of God Rama.

 

According to Hindu mythology, there was the king Ravana, who had the sister named Surpanakha. One day she was going through the forest and met exiled prince of Ayodhya , God RamaRama
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and his brother God Lakshmana. Surpanakha proposed both of them. Unfortunately, both denied. Surpanakha still kept on insisting them, raged God Laksmana smashed her nose. Insulted Surpanakha went to his brother Ravana, king of Lanka. He assured his sister that he would take revenge. He went in the forest with his friend Marisha. Marisha disguised as the ‘Golden Deer’. God Rama’s wife Goddess SitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known...
insisted her husband to get that deer. He went deep in the forest to kill that deer. When golden deer was dying, he called for help in God Rama’s voice. Goddess Sita heard and ordered God LakshmanaLakshmana
Lakshmana, also known as Lakshana, is one of the eight chief wives or queens...
to help his brother. He had no choice and had to left after demarcating the hut with line. He said to Goddess Sita that she would be safe if she would remain within that demarcation. Meanwhile, Ravana came outside the hut. He disguised as sage and asked Goddess Sita to serve him food. She had to come out of that demarcation. Ravana abducted Goddess Sita. God Rama and God Lakshmana returned to a hut, and they searched Goddess Sita everywhere but could not find her. They met God Hanumana, who helped to search Goddess Sita.  He gave them the news that Goddess Sita was in Lanka. God Rama went there with God Lakshmana along with the army of monkeys and other animals of which prominent were SugrivaSugriva
In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Sugriva was the younger brother of Vali, whom he succeeded as ruler of the vanara or monkey kingdom Kishkindha...
along with God Hanumana, AngadaAngada
Angada in the Indian epic Ramayana, is a vanara who helped Rama find his wife Sita and fight her abductor, Ravana. He was the son of Vaali and Tara and the nephew of Sugriva...
, NalaNala
In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Nala is the vanara (monkey), who is credited as the engineer of the Rama Setu, a bridge across the ocean between Rameswaram (India) and Lanka, identified...
, Neela and Jambavantha. They had the fierce battle for nine days with the Ravana’s Army.  During battle Ravana’s brother, Kumbhakarna and son Meghnath died. On the the tenth day, God Rama killed Ravana. Since then this day is celebrated as Dussehra every year. Ram Lila was played for nine days before Dussehra and on the tenth-day effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath were burnt at various places.

Many places it is commemorated in the honor of Goddess Durga.

According Durga Mahtmaya Goddess Durga has the fierce battle with Demon Mahisasura for nine days and killed him on the tenth day i.e. on the day Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi.

In Bengal and many other places it is believed that  Goddess Durga came on earth and stayed  in her parental house for nine days and on tenth day she returned to her matrimonial home, abode of Lord ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
, Mt. kalasha. Since then idols of Goddess Durga are immersed in water.

In states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Dusshera holds special meaning. The day is considered most auspicious day for commencing education or dance and music. Many people pray Goddess SaraswatiSaraswati
The name Saraswati is a combination of two Sanskrit words...
to bless them for success in their studies that they start on this day.

 In Karnataka (especially Mysore) and Andhra Pradesh, Dusshera is celebrated with great trumpet.  Large gathering can be witnessed in both the States.

Although Dussehra is celebrated in different ways across India, the fervor of joy & enthusiasm remains same. It has to spread the message of the victory of good over the evil.
 

 

 

 


 


 
 
 
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