Vijayadasami

Vijayadasami

Durgadasami, Vijayadasami or, also known as Dussehra or Dasara, is celebrated on Ashwayuja Shukla Dasami. Vijayadasami 2011 date is October 6th, 2011. It is celebrated to remember the success of good over evil. On this day, Mother Goddess Shakti (Durga) demolished buffalo demon Mahishasura.

And, Lord Sri Rama killed demon king Ravanasura and returned to his kingdom Ayodhya where his nation celebrated the festival of victory (Vijayadashami). On the day of Vijaya Dashami, Ravanasura, who is also called Dashakanta was killed, to commemorate his defeat this festival is also called as ‘Dussehra’ / Dasara / Dassara.

‘Ravanasura Vadha’ – a tradition of blasting the idol of Ravana is performed on Vijaya Dashami in some places in India.

Simollanghan, Shami Puja, and Ayudha pooja are main rituals in North India during Vijayadasami. In Kerala and some places of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Vidyarambham or Saraswati Pooja is the main ritual of the day

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