Why do we celebrate Dussehra?

raman   October 29, 2011   Comments Off on Why do we celebrate Dussehra?

Dussehra is a Hindu festival well known as Vijaya Dasami. The festival reminds the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in memory of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.


The ceremony begins on the tenth day after Navratri that is in the month of September or October throughout India.

The Dussehra of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is famous all over the world. The nine days before Dussehra, the popular Ramlila is enacted that depicts the life of Lord Rama. During Dussehra, at sunset the two boys dressed as Rama and Lakshmana are brought in procession in an open ground. Rama shoots arrows into the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath. Thus crackers explode with deafening noise and flames rise high.