What is Dussehra all about?
Dussehra 2018: The celebration of the victory of Good over evil, Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami. It is celebrated on Rama’s triumph over the ten-headed demon king Ravana, who had abducted Rama’s wife Sita. Dussehra, the name of the festival was derived from the Sanskrit words, wherein “Dasha” means ten and “Hara” means defeat. Hence “Dussehra” symbolizes the defeat of the ten-headed demon king Ravana. The festivals moto is all about “Victory of good over Evil”.
Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the Ashvina i.e. September to October, the seventh month of the year according to the Hindus calendar, which is calculated on the basis of the appearance of the full moon, which is an event called “the bright fortnight”.
Dussehra is linked in with the culmination of the Navratri festival which is nine-days long. Vijayadashami is celebrated majorly in the north part of India, with a great fervor and fanfare.
Dussehra and Navratri Link
Navratri is replete, which symbolizes the death of the evilness and wanton nature. It is also about reverencing for all the things that contribute in some way for the well-being of the human beings in some way.
The nine days of the Navratri is classified on the basis of some qualities like of tamas, rajas, and sattva. The first three days are said to be tamas, wherein the goodness is said to be fierce with the likes of Durga and Kali. The next three days after tamas is related to Lakshmi and then Sattava is all related to knowledge and enlightenment with the intellectuality of goddess Saraswati.
It is believed that when a person invests or devotes on these three-three days, he/she gets powerful in a different way considering the day they devote. Vijayadashami which means you are a Victorian and you’ve won all these three qualities, the completion of these days brings in reverence and gratitude to the homes of people.
We’ve some beautiful quotes so that you can wish your friends and relatives a Happy Dussehra 2018
A time for celebration, A time for victory of good over bad,
A time when the world sees the example of the power of good.
Let us continue the same “true” spirit.
In a secular country like India, Dussehra is completely traditional full of dances and people from all community come together to celebrate this great event. Dussehra signifies the journey and the victory of goodness over the evil which is a very positive message.
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