DUSSEHRA-Victory Over Evil
DUSSEHRA-Victory Over Evil
India is a country of festivals. Each and every festival is celebrated with full zeal, fun, adventure, and excitement. DUSSEHRA also is known as VIJAYADASHMI is the festival to celebrate good over evil. It is the festival to celebrate victory over evil.
WHY IS DUSSEHRA CELEBRATED?
Dusshera is celebrated to honor the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. Ravana had kidnapped Lord Rama’s wife Sita when they were in exile for 14 years. In honor to celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over bad Ravan, Dussehra is celebrated.
HOW IS DUSSHHERA CELEBRATED?
Dussehra is a 10-day festival celebrated all over India. It is celebrated by different names in different states of India. Durga Puja in Bengal, Navratri in Gujarat. The festival is celebrated with full zeal and excitement. It is celebrated on the 10th day of Ashvin month according to the HINDU calendar. The festival is celebrated with pomp and show all over the country. All the markets and streets are decorated and lighted.
DIFFERENT FUN AT DIFFERENT PLACES
At some places, fairs are organized in which effigies of the demon Ravana are burnt. These fairs are full of fun and laughter. There are food and game stalls which are enjoyed by all.
In Bengal, it is celebrated as DURGA PUJA, to honor Lordess Durga for killing the demon Mahishasura. People dress in their traditional costumes and pandals are decorated all over the state.
In Gujarat, Dussehra is celebrated as NAVRATRI. Garba and Dandiya dances are organized. Navratri means 9 nights. These 9 nights are celebrated with lots of adventure and excitement. It is a very colorful festival. 9 days mean remembering the 9 avatars of Lordess Durga.
Ram Leela is organized at some places to celebrate the festival with cheer and excitement.
At some places, RATH YATRA is taken out, where the statue of LORD RAM is made to sit on a chariot and the whole place worships Lord Rama. At some places, elephant processions with decorated elephants are led.
DUSSEHRA fills one with cheer and excitement.
WHAT DUSSHHERA TEACHES?
Dussehra teaches us that right things and deeds always stay. The negative deeds and thoughts do not stay forever. Good and right always triumphs over bad and wrong. The festival tells us to remove the wrong traditions and activities prevailing in society. The festival reminds us to reduce crime in our country. The festival teaches us about gender equality and respecting woman in society. The festival reminds us to make this festival a better place to live in.
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DESERT STREET MEERUT wishes everyone a very HAPPY DUSSHHERA. Let us all kill the demon inside us and start afresh. Let’s hope for only the positive and kill the negative this DUSSHHERA. Create some special memories this DUSSHHERA with your near and dear ones and celebrate GOOD OVER EVIL.
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