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Dussehra 2021: Date, Significance, Important Rituals and Celebrations Across India 

Dussehra pageant is not far away. Often known as Vijayadashami, it is among the main Hindu festivals celebrated throughout the nation. Dussehra 2021 is falling on October 15, Friday. Dussehra marks the tip of Navratri and signifies the victory of fine over evil as Lord Ram had defeated Lanka king Ravana. Individuals additionally have a good time at the present time to mark the victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasur.

The Dashami Tithi begins at 6:52 pm on October 14 and ends at 6:02 pm on October 15. (Representational picture: Shutterstock)

Significance of Dussehra

The identify Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit phrases dasha (ten) and hara (defeat). It signifies the victory of Ram over Ravan (the 10-headed demon king). Dussehra or Vijayadashmi is well known on the tenth day of Ashvin month (September-October) of the Hindu calendar. Dussehra additionally marks the fruits of the nine-day Navratri pageant. Dussehra, for a lot of, marks the start of preparation for the Diwali pageant – when Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya – which falls 20 days after Dussehra.

Celebrations and Rituals 

A precursor to Diwali, folks have a good time Dussehra with all fanfare and full non secular zeal. Hindu devotees in North India organise Ramleela – a theatrical enactment of Lord Ram’s life story – within the days resulting in, and on Dussehra. On Dussehra, large effigies of Ravan, typically alongside together with his son Meghand and brother Kumbhkaran, are set ablaze in open grounds.

In West Bengal, folks have a good time the event as Durga Puja pageant to mark the Goddess’s victory over demon Mahishasur. Devotees worship Durga at numerous theme-based pandals.

In Gujarat, folks have a good time the pageant via garba – the well-known people dance of the state. Each throughout Navratri and on Dussehra, folks put on colourful garments and have a good time the pageant to the max.

In South India, folks carry house idols of Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Married girls additionally go to one another’s homes and alternate presents like coconut, betel nuts and even cash.

Muhurat time

Based on, the Vijay Muhurat time is from 2:02 pm to 2:47 pm, whereas the Aparahna Puja time will begin at 1:16 pm and finish at 3:33 pm.

The Dashami Tithi begins at 6:52 pm on October 14 and ends at 6:02 pm on October 15.

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