To commemorate the victory of Rama over Ravana we celebrate Dussehra. The festival is therefore known as Vijayadashami signifying Vijaya victory over these ten qualities. When the function ends the courtyard is filled ankle deep with blood. This epic is also commemorated during Dussehra. This victory over evil is celebrated as Dussehra in many parts of the country.
Fasting and prayers at temples are common. In Kulu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, grand processions are organized where village folks gather in large numbers. The next three days are related to Rajas, where the Goddess takes the gentle but materially oriented form, like Lakshmi. However, Rama, as well as Lakshman, refused to marry Shoorpnakha. People do fasting and perform puja ceremonies to please their beloved deity. Students keep their books before the Goddess on the ninth day of Navratri.
Image courtesy Significance of the Doll Festival celebration Karnataka follows the doll festival in a way to be rooted to the traditions and introduce the new generation to the rich culture and mythology of the land. The epic Ramayanatells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. The seventh day is called 'Fulpati'. They perform puja on the tenth day Vijayadashami and then take their books back. After nine days of Navratri, this festival is celebrated and is followed by Diwali which falls 20 days after Dasara. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami.
People throughout the country celebrate Dussehra puja with grandeur and splendor and each region celebrates this occasion in their own special way. Sweets are prepared on each day of the celebration. The hierarchy starts from the Gods being placed at the top tiers and ends with mortals of earth placed at the lower tiers of the platform. He is portrayed as a powerful demon king who disturbs the penances of rishis. Vijayadashami is also celebrated to mark the triumph of Mother Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura. Each region of the country has its own specialty in the celebrations. Idols of Goddess Durga are immersed in water on this day.
People use their creativity to showcase their collection in a unique and attractive manner. Dussehra is the day that follows the nine days of Navratri. It was a fierce battle between Rama and Ravana. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cowdung on to which seeds are sown. Many Hindus also believe that it is lucky to start a new venture, project or journey on Dussehra.
They are referred to as Pattada Gombe or Pattath bommaikal. On his way to Lanka Rama performed Chandi Pooja to Goddess Durga who gave some secret knowledge to kill Ravana. People throughout the country celebrate the occasion in their own way. Idols of Goddess Durga are immersed in water following a grand procession. According to the great Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Ram killed Ravana on the tenth day that is Dussehra. This function continues for four days. The most famous Dussehra celebrations in India are those in the city of Mysore.
Lakshamana refused to marry her and Rama could not as he was already married to Sita. Mysore Dussehra Mysore Dussehra has the status of being the most spectacular Dussehra celebrations in the country. They created a Woman with superpowers from all of the Gods put together. It is called as triumph of virtue over sin or immorality. The festival continues for ten days and is the tenth day.
. Sacrifices are held in almost every house through out the day. Youngsters visit the elders in their family, distant ones come to their native homes, and students visit their school teachers. Vijayadasami is celebrated in a variety of ways in. The entire India, especially the northern regions celebrate Dussehra by staging plays based on the events of Ramayana. Finally, Lord Rama gathered a large army and went to Lanka to free Sita from the clutches of Ravana. They chant slogans and bid an emotional farewell to the goddess and seek her blessings while hoping for a sooner return next year.