Dussehra is a religious festival celebrated in Hinduism and Jainism. It is the most popular festival for Hindus and the most important one among all other three colors of Dhanu (Green, White & Red). It symbolizes victory of good over evil. It has been celebrated for thousands of years now and its popularity has increased exponentially with passing time.
The festival honours Rama, who is considered to be an Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. Raja Dharmendra represents Rama while Heera Singh represents Lakshmana. This event is celebrated by Hindus on Vijayadashami day of Shukla Paksha on 14th October every year.”
Welcome to the most beautiful and joyful occasion of the year, Dussehra. It is celebrated all across India with much fervour and excitement by people on a whole range of occasions. It also marks the end of Navratra which is celebrated in a different manner in North Indian states.
Dussehra is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. Celebrations of Dussehra are spread throughout India at the local level and marks the triumph of good over evil. During this time, celebrations receive more elaborate attention because people use this celebration to share their joy and happiness. People make Dussehra cakes, take part in processions, visit special events, etc. In other words, they celebrate Dussehra by making grand feasts and befitting gifts which they distribute among friends, relatives and neigh bours as a mark of friendship and affection.
The festival of Dussehra is celebrated in many parts of India. It is also known as Vijayadashami or Utkrishtavani, which signify the victory of good over evil and triumph of Rama-Parashurama.
Dussehra is celebrated in a very unique way in these places of India:
India is a country which is known for its festive spirit. Indians celebrate countless festivals throughout the year with immense enthusiasm. Dussehra is also one of those festivals which is celebrated with full enthusiasm. The festivities include beautifully decorated decorations, spectacular fireworks.
India is a country which is known for its festive spirit. Indians celebrate countless festivals throughout the year with immense enthusiasm. Dussehra is also one of those festivals which is celebrated with full enthusiasm. The festivities include beautifully decorated decorations, spectacular fireworks, where the entire nation rejoices in celebration of the victory of good over evil. If you also want to join this festival, then first know in which places of India this festival is celebrated in special ways.
Dussehra in Kullu:
The seven-day Dussehra festival in Kullu begins on Vijayadashami. Numerous devotees join the procession that leads to the renowned Raghunath temple carrying idols of various gods on their heads. On the final day of the festival, the procession travels to the Beas River, where fuel and wood are burned to represent Lanka’s burning. During the Dussehra festival, there is also a local fair where you can get a taste of Kullu culture.
Dussehra in Delhi
India’s Dussehra celebrations take place in Delhi, which is without a doubt one of the best cities to visit. During this time, the entire city is dressed as a bride. However, watching the renowned Ramlila on Ramlila Maidan in Old Delhi during Dussehra is the most important activity in Delhi. On the day of Vijayadashami, there are theatrical performances here that tell the story of how Lord Rama defeated Ravana. You can go to Ramlila Maidan in Old Delhi to see the most popular Ramlila Sangeet.
Dussehra in Gujarat
During Dussehra and Navratri, the vibrant Indian state of Gujarat is breathtakingly beautiful. However, the Garba dance is the one thing that gets the most attention here. The primary objective of this Gujarati festival is to bring people closer together and encourage them to participate in Dandiya Night by dressing in vibrant attire.
Dussehra in Varanasi
Ramnagar, located about 15 km from Varanasi, is one of the best Ramlila shows during the Dussehra festival. This is a 200 years old tradition started by the king of Kashi. Talented actors perform Ramlila on beautifully constructed sets next to Ramnagar Fort. In Ramleela, actors narrate about Ramayana in detail with masks, music etc. On the day of Dussehra, a large idol of Ravana is lit in the main square to honor the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.