Dussehra is one of the significant festivals of the Hindu religion. It carries a message of ‘Victory of good over evil’. In the below sections, there are important paragraphs created specially on Dussehra, how and why it is celebrated. Kindly read it.
Short and Long Paragraphs on Dussehra
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Dussehra or Vijayadashami is one of the grand festivals of Hindu communities. In India it is celebrated on a huge level, some other countries like Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Malaysia it is celebrated too. It falls in the month of Ashwin and Kartik, according to Hindu Almanac. In English Calendar, it falls in September-October.
The pious days of Navratri end with Vijayadashami or Dussehra. According to mythology the annihilation of demon 'Mahishasur’ by Goddess Durga, is celebrated as Vijayadashami. In Ramayana, Dussehra is said as the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. Demon king Ravana ruled ‘Lanka’ (currently called Sri Lanka) and due to his evil intentions, lord Rama finished his entity. The story of winning of Lord Rama over Ravana is called Dussehra.
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Dussehra is the day when several people worship Lord Rama, Goddess Durga, and other Hindu deities. In the southern part of India Vijayadashami is celebrated by performing prayers and other rituals for Goddess Durga and Chamundeshwari Devi.
In the Northern part of India, Dussehra is celebrated for the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. In the eastern part of India, Dussehra is celebrated in respect of Goddess Durga it is popularly known as the ‘Bijoy Dashmi’. The celebration of the fest has traditionally differed in various regions.
In northern India, fairs are organized with the effigy of Ravana, Meghnada, and Kumbhakarana. These effigies are filled up with crackers. The final battle between Lord Rama and Demon king Ravana is portrayed on the Dussehra fairground.
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Dussehra, the name even brighten up the eyes with the colorful fair stalls, the clay utensils and the cracker sounds from the effigies of the demon king Ravana and his brothers. This is the scene of northern India on the eve of Dussehra. In northern India, a dramatic version of Ramayana i.e. Ramlila is arranged in Ramlila grounds & theatres.
The Ramlila depicts the whole story of cruel acts of Ravana by kidnapping Goddess Sita (Wife of Lord Rama). For setting her free, the battle of Ramayana is fought between Lord Rama and demon Ravana. The Ravana was boon by the Brahma that there is not any power to destroy his entity.
But, Lord Rama shot him on his navel and he died. This legacy of Ramayana is portrayed on the Ramlila ground by making the cracker-filled effigies (statues) of Ravana and his brothers. On the last day of Ramlila, these effigies are burnt by the character that is playing Lord Rama.
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Dussehra is the symbol of the triumph of good over evil. Dussehra as a word is made up of two Sanskrit words i.e. Dasha (ten) and Hara (to defeat). Here Dasha refers to the Demon king Ravana, it’s said that he had ten heads and lord Rama defeat his whole entity by a shot on his navel.
For children and youth, the joy of visiting the Dussehra fair is incredible. In-School, children get ten days a long holiday on the occasion of Dussehra. The festival of victory of good over evil is followed by Navratri. In various regions across the country, Garba and Dandiya programs also organized.
In India Kullu, Kota, Varanasi, and Kolkata are famous for their grand Dussehra Celebration and Ramlila. Kullu is famous for the height of effigies. The most remarkable event of Dussehra is the burning of effigy/statue of Ravana and his brothers. In Mysore, Karnataka Dussehra is celebrated for paying respect to Maa Chamundeshwari.
According to Hindu Almanac, Dussehra falls twenty days before the Diwali. In West Bengal, the grand celebration of Dussehra is called as ‘Bijoy Dashmi’. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri. Various edibles and symbolic sweets are prepared on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Dussehra is said as the symbol of wisdom, courage and the triumph of the morning over the darkness. Across India and many other Asian countries, it is celebrated. The Ramlila of Ramnagar, Varanasi is one of the oldest and grand portrayals of the dramatic version of holy ‘Ramayana’. Let’s have a glimpse over special facts related to Dussehra:
- Dussehra is also called as Vijayadashami, as Goddess Durga killed demon Mahishasur on the 10th day of Navratri.
- The triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana is celebrated as Dussehra.
- The final battle between Rama and Ravana depicts a story of Victory of good over evil.
- Fairs, Carnivals and various cultural events are organized on the eve of Dussehra.
- The burning of effigies of Ravana is the main attraction of the Dussehra fairs in the northern part of India.
- In Tamilnadu, Dussehra is celebrated as Golu festival.
- In Karnataka, goddess Chamundeshwari Devi is worshipped on the eve of Dussehra.
- The grand celebration of Dussehra in the northern part of the country is also one of the tourist attractions.
- Each year Dussehra of Delhi is witnessed by PM and other politicians.
- Not only in Delhi but in Kullu, Kota, Kolkata and Varanasi Dussehra is celebrated on a grand level.
- The ten days of Ramlila in dramatized across the country.
- Some traditions say that Dussehra is the season of ploughing Kharif and Rabi crops.
- The way of celebration may differ across the nation but the message we can extract from the festival is the ‘VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL’.