Go back and imagine the period of 7000 BC, the battleground is Lanka, hundreds of lives lost on both sides, one mighty weapon, the perfect shot, and the 10-headed demon, Ravana, an avatar of Vishnu lies dead on the ground. The day is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami, commends the Hindu god Rama’s triumph over the devil lord Ravana and the triumph of good over insidiousness. The Ramayana tells the tale how Lord Rama brings back Sita, who was carted away by the evil spirit ruler of Lanka, Ravana.
Ravana owns a critical job in the Ramayana. Ravana’s sister Shoorpanakha went gaga for the siblings Rama and Lakshmana and wanted to marry one of them. Lakshmana declined to wed her and Rama could not as he was at that point wedded to Sita.
Shoorpanakha undermined to murder Sita, with the goal that she could wed Rama. This was incensed by Lakshmana who removed Shoorpanakha’s nose and ears. Ravana at that point seized Sita to retaliate for his sister’s wounds. Rama and Lakshmana later battled a fight to protect Sita. Hanuman and an immense armed force of monkeys helped them.
The festival gets its name from Sanskrit words dasha (“ten”) and hara (“vanquish”). Glorifying the triumph of good over abhorrence, Dussehra is commended on the tenth day of the long stretch of Ashvina (September– October), the seventh month of the Hindu date-book, with the presence of the full moon, an occasion called the “bright fortnight” (Shukla paksha). Dussehra approaches after the summit of the nine-day Navratri festival.
Dussehra, dominatingly a North Indian celebration, is praised with extraordinary enthusiasm and display all over the nation. The celebrations of this festival in some areas of the country last for as long as 10 days. It fuses Ram Lila, an enactment of Rama’s biography. A huge celebration and parade including the goddess Chamundeshwari on a royal position mounted on elephants in the territory of Karnataka. The arrangement of special dishes, including luchi (pan-fried level bread) and alur dom (pan fried spiced potato snacks), in Bengal. Effigies of Ravana—regularly alongside those of Meghnada (Ravana’s child) and Kumbhkarana (Ravana’s sibling) are loaded down with fireworks and set on fire during the evening in north Indian fields.
Numerous individuals embrace the festival of Dussehra through exceptional petition gatherings. But, contributions to the divine begins at home or in religious sanctuaries all through India. They additionally hold open-air fairs and huge motorcades with models of Ravana. Numerous Hindus likewise trust that it is fortunate to begin another endeavour, task or voyage on Dussehra. They may trade endowments of leaves from the Shami tree (Prosopis spicigera) as an image of the narrative of the Pandavas siblings’ outcast in the Mahabharata stories.
There are two stories identified with Dussehra. According to the most critical conviction, it is commended to praise the triumph of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana. Evil presence lord Ravana was killed on the tenth day of the fight. Consequently, this day is otherwise called Vijayadashami i.e. triumph on tenth day.
According to the next variant, it commends the triumph of Goddess Durga over the Demon Mahishasura. Evil spirit Mahishasura was an intense devil favoured from numerous Gods. He set his kingdom in each of the three universes and tossed out different gods from their dwelling place. Gods chose to petition Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh to dispose of the evil presence. Three masters at that point made a type of vitality with their forces, known as Durga or Shakti. Goddess Durga battled with Mahishasura and on the tenth day killed the evil spirit. That is the reason it is praised on the tenth day of Navratri as Durga Pooja or Dussehra.
This daylikewise connotes the finish of Pandavas’ outcast of twelve years because of thrashing in the game of dice to the Kauravas. Last year of the outcast was to spend as Agyatawas. The siblings shrouded their weapons in an opening in a Shami tree before entering the Kingdom of Virat to finish the time of Agyatawas. Finally, upon the arrival of Vijayadashami, they recouped the weapons, crushed Kauravas, and recaptured their actual characters. Since that day, the trading of Shami leaves on Vijayadashami has been an image of cooperative attitude and triumph. This is likewise called Shami/Jambi Puja.
This celebration is tied in with expelling all malice from our life. After Navaratri, the tenth and the last day is Vijayadashami, which implies you have vanquished each of the three characteristics of tamas, rajas, and sattva. An interest nine days in each one of them, however staying unaffected, means you prevailed upon them. Dussehra connotes your battle to prevail upon the devil of essential arousing joys and wants.
The celebration implies the triumph of good over evil. Seen after Navaratri, it is the event to hold in the most astounding respects, the virtues of Lord Rama. Dussehra fortifies the pledges of followers to pursue the way and deeds of Lord Rama. In this way, Dussehra is a dynamic celebration, which is praised with extraordinary energy and excitement all through India. It has an enormous social criticalness, which crosses the hindrances of standing, statement of faith or religion. Above all, it symbolizes the triumph of good over malice and imparts in us new expectation, vitality, and mettle to lead our lives equitably.
Happy Dussehra to all!