Dussehra is an important festival of Hindus which we must celebrate with the true spirit. Dussehra means the tenth day in the Sanskrit language. It falls on the tenth day of Ashadh month according to Gregorian Calendar. The festival is celebrated all over India and in different parts of the world. In some parts of India, this festival marks the victory over Ravana by Lord Rama, who killed him on this day, while in other parts of India, it is celebrated to mark Goddess Durga killing the demon Mahishasura during Navratri festival, which falls around September or October every year respectively.
The festival name Dussehra this made up of 2 words ' dasha means ( ten ) ' and hara, which means ( defeat ). Dussehra is celebrated till nine-night, and the 10th day is celebrated as Vijayadashami. Dussehra is celebrated for nine days because maa Durga is held the battle for nine days and night. The evil demon mahishasur.
In order to mark this occasion, people perform various activities such as wearing new clothes, playing musical instruments etc., which make them happy while celebrating this festival every year.
In some parts of India, it is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, as it is believed that Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day.
Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami or Vijayawada Dussehra, is a Hindu festival celebrated in many parts of India and Nepal, which marks the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology. Some calendars say the festival marks the 10th day after Ashwin (October/November). According to the Western calendar, it falls on either September–October 20 or October/November 22. In some parts of India, it is celebrated as Vijayadashami to mark the killing of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga.
Mahishasura was a demon king who was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He had a boon that a man or woman could not kill him; only weapons made from gold would work on him. This made him very powerful and terrorized many people, including the Devas (gods).
When Lord Vishnu came down to earth as Shankaracharya (the great teacher), he went to see Mahishasura in his palace. All were scared to see this vast demon, but Shankaracharya did not fear him and told him about his mission: "I have come here with an offer for you," he said Shankaracharya."If you want me to spare your life, then I will give up all my powers, including immortality!"
Dussehra is an important festival of Hindus which we must celebrate with the true spirit. The festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana and his victory over Mahishasura, whom Goddess Durga killed after a long battle. It also marks the beginning of the spring season in India.