Dussehra 2017

Dussehra festival is also recognized as “Dasara” or "Vijayadashami" in India. The word Dussehra has been drawn from Sanskrit word "Dusha-Hara", which signifies the removal of ten bad qualities. This festival is celebrated on the tenth day of navratri festival, when it ends the navratri. It is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated with a lot of joyousness and devotion, in all over India. This festival signifies the triumph of good over Bad.

Dussehra Celebration in India::

There are some popular places in India, where Dussehra is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. These are places are Kolkata, Gujarat, Mysore, Kullu, Delhi, Kota, Varanasi and Bastar etc. The Dussehra celebration of Mysore is popular worldwide. People from different regions visit these places on Dusshera for experiencing the great Joy.

Before Dussehra festival, a large number of fates, Ramleela celebration are organized at several places in India, where people play the parts of the Ramayan story. On the tenth day of Dussehra, the statues of 10 Headed Ravana, his Son (Megnad) and Brother (Kumbhakarna) have been placed in an open filed and these statues are burnt in fire, as they are symbol of evil. After that, people visit to relatives and friend’s home for wishing a “Happy Dussehra”. People share the happiness and sweets with each other. People from all the religion becomes a part of Dusshera celebration and enjoys a great deal. At home, people burst the crackers with the children and family members. Banks, Government and Post Officies in India have holiday on Dusshera.

When is Dussehra in 2017?

As per Hindu calendar, it is celebrated after nine days of navratri in months of September or October. According to Hindu calendar, it is celebrated in the month of Ashvin, which is the time to enter into the winter season.

Dussehra 2017 Date: September 30, 2017 (Saturday)

Goddes Durga killed the demon Mahishasur on the tenth day of the navratri festival. Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana also on the tenth day of the war so this festival is celebrated as Vijayadashmi (The victory on the tenth day).