Vijayadashami, or Dussehra, is celebrated on the tenth day of Navaratri. It stands for the triumph of good over evil. Let’s examine the celebration, significance, history, and date.
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The joyous occasion of Dussehra is rapidly approaching. This day, which is also observed as Vijayadashami, Dussehra, or Dashain, represents the victory of good over evil. This day saw the victories of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura and Lord Rama over the demon ruler Ravana. It occurs in the month of Ashwin on the seventh day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
Devotees of Goddess Durga joyfully celebrate Dussehra following the nine days of Navaratri. The festival’s spirit is the same across India, even though “Dussehra” is a phrase that is more frequently used in that region.
When is the 2023 Dussehra? Proper schedule for the Vijayadashami puja: October 24 is the day of Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra. The Drik Panchang indicates that the Vijaya Muhurat starts at 1:58 PM and ends at 2:43 PM. The puja timings for the day are 1:13 PM to 3:28 PM. The Dashami tithi ends at 3:14 PM on October 24 and begins in the evening of October 23 at 5:44 PM. October 22 from 6:44 PM to October 23 at 5:14 PM is the Shravan Nakshatra.
Dussehra 2023: Vijayadashami’s History and Significance According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Dussehra occurs one day after Maha Navami, or the conclusion of Sharadiya Navaratri, on the tenth day of the Shukla Paksha of the Ashwin month. Vijayadashami is a symbol of good triumphing over evil. This day, according to Hindu mythology, was when Lord Rama vanquished the demon king Ravana. In a different story, Goddess Durga vanquished Mahishasura following a nine-day, bloody fight.
The celebration of Diwali also begins with Dussehra. Twenty days prior to the festival of lights, which commemorates the return of Lord Lakshmana, Goddess Sita, and Lord Rama to their realm, this event occurs. The triumph of good over evil and the victory of light over darkness are celebrated on Vijayadashami. People pray for success and happiness on this day. Furthermore, on Dussehra, the worship of the Shami tree is quite important in several sections of the nation. It is thought that during his banishment, Arjuna kept his weapons hidden inside the Shami tree.
Dussehra is a time to aspire for happiness and success as well as a lovely reminder of the ongoing struggle between good and evil. It’s a time to rejoice in the triumph of good over evil, as demonstrated in various ways by Lord Rama, Goddess Durga, and Arjuna.
Worshippers go to temples in order to ask for the blessings of the gods, particularly Goddess Durga. They bring sacrifices to the gods and goddesses, offer prayers, and conduct aarti. This is a season of introspection, thankfulness, and resurgence of faith.
Vijayadashami, like many Indian festivals, is a time for family and friends to exchange gifts and candies. It serves as a unifying and loving symbol that draws people together.
Everywhere in India celebrates Vijayadashami in a unique way. It is inextricably linked to Durga Puja in West Bengal, an elaborate festival that showcases exquisitely carved goddess idols. The Mysore Dasara is a spectacular procession that highlights the rich heritage of Mysore, Karnataka.
On top of commemorating the victory of good over evil, Vijayadashami is a holiday that instills timeless morals and principles. It serves as a reminder of the strength of morality, bravery, and light’s eventual triumph over darkness. People from all walks of life come together to celebrate the timeless truths of life on Vijayadashami, a beloved and lively festival with a rich history, varied rituals, and a joyful attitude. Together with honoring this holiday, let’s make an effort to live up to its values every day.