ijayadashami also known as Dussehra, Dasara or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri every year. Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering goddess Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to restore and protect dharma. In these regions, it marks the end of “Ramlila” and remembers god Rama’s victory over the Ravan. On the very same occasion, Arjuna alone decimated more than 1,000,000 soldiers and defeated all Kuru warriors including Bhishma, Drona, Ashwatthama, Karna and Kripa, a significant example of victory of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma).
Even though Dashami and Dusshera follow different rituals, they bear the same message — that of victory of good over evil. On this day, Ramlila performances are also organised, especially in the northern part of the country, during which, effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran are burnt, so as to represent victory of good over bad. People depict the life and glory of the righteous Lord Rama through ballads and plays.
Zapya Team wishes you and your family a very happy Dussehra, may Goddess Durga kill the inside demon of every human being.