All you need to know about significance of Dussehra which is celebrated at the last day of Navratri

Dussehra known by many other names such as Vijayadashami, Dasahara, Dasara, or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. This festival signifies that good will always triumph over bad.

The meaning of the word Dussehra is derived from our own cultural Sanskrit language includes two words- Dasha and Hara means "defeating the ten".According to the Hindu calendar, this vital festival is celebrated on the 10th day of the month Ashvin, after 9 days of Navaratri the Dussehra night comes, and this year we will celebrate it on 19th of October.

It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India as different people celebrate it differently. In the southern, eastern and northeastern states of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga's victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to help restore dharma, and in the western and northern states it is celebrated in a different way as in these regions, it historically marks the end of "Ramlila" and remembers God Rama's victory over the Ravana, as victory of good over bad.

It's not known to all that on the same occasion, Arjuna alone defeated entire Kaurava army consisting of 100,000s of soldiers, Bhishma, Drona, Karna, Ashwatthama, Kripa, Duryodhana, Dushyasana, Shakuni and shows a natural example of the victory of good over evil (Dharma over Adharma).


History says that, Ravana abducted Sita, and then Rama requested Ravana to set Sita free from his abduction and the situation to become even worse than it led to the ultimate Yudha between the two in Sri Lanka, with a very fierce clash  between Rama and Ravana in which finally Rama kills Ravana and ends the bad rule. Ravana has 10 heads. Taking the life of the one who has 10 heads is called Dusshera. Finally, Dharma was established on the Earth because of Rama's victory over Ravana and the festive thus is cherished forever.

A very illustrious and significant Dussehra to everyone... Stay Happy in this festive season with Laughing Colours!

by Shifa Naz | Wed, Oct 17 - 05:55 PM

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