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 Ashwin month according to Hindu 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 is made up of 2 words ' Dasha means ( ten ) ' and hara, which means ( defeat ). Dussehra is celebrated till nine nights, 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 with the evil demon mahishasur.
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.
Durga is a Sanskrit word, meaning "the victorious one". She is the wife of Lord Shiva and she defends dharma. She can be either armed or unarmed depending on her mood at any given time. Sometimes she wears a crown and sometimes not; sometimes she carries weapons like the trishul (trident) and sometimes not; but always remains as strong as ever!
Mahishasura was a demon king who was a devotee of Lord Shiva. He had a boon that a man could not kill him; only women kill him and weapons made from gold would work on him. This made him very powerful and terrorized many people, including the Devas (gods).
In order to mark this occasion, people perform various activities such as wearing new clothes, playing musical instruments, etc., In some parts of India like northern India, West Bengal and Odisha (Orissa), these celebrations include fasting during this period. Dussehra is the day which make them happy while celebrating this festival every year. People celebrate this festival by burning the effigy of evil forces, who were defeated by good forces.
Dussehra is an important festival of Hindus which we must celebrate with the true spirit. Celebrating Dussehra shows us that we should never lose hope at any time you must have to fight for what is right, at last good always wins, it is the Great Victory of dharma over adharma. Dussehra is a festival that is celebrated in India with great enthusiasm and zeal. This festival symbolizes the victory of truth over evil forces.