Interesting Facts About Dussehra: The festival of Dussehra (Vijayadashami) is celebrated as a symbol of the victory of good over evil. Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day. Dussehra is a festival of joy and gaiety and victory. Whether this day is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama or as Durga Puja, it is a festival of Shakti-worship in both the forms. It is a major Hindu festival which is celebrated every year at the end of Navratri all over India. It is celebrated on the tenth day in the month of Ashwin or Kartik according to the Hindu calendar. The festival is known by different names in different parts of the country and is celebrated everywhere in a unique way. Everyone wishes each other a very Happy Dussehra on this day.
Unknown And Interesting Facts About Dussehra
The day of Dussehra is also the date of worship of weapons. Dussehra is considered one of the 3 most auspicious dates in Hinduism. Many of us know about the importance of Dussehra but are still unaware of many things and facts related to it. That is why here we have brought for you many interesting things related to Dussehra which will enhance your knowledge as well as make you aware of the history of Hinduism. So let’s know.
The first grand celebration of Dussehra is said to have taken place at the Mysore Palace in the 17th century on the orders of the then king, Woodyear. Since then, Dussehra was celebrated with pomp all over the country.
According to the scriptures, the date of Dashami is considered good for doing auspicious and auspicious work. You can do any auspicious work on this day without taking out Muhurta.
Dussehra is one of the three most auspicious dates of the year, the other two auspicious dates are Chaitra Shukla and Pratipada of Kartik Shukla. On this day people start new work, weapon-worship is done.
In ancient times, on this Vijayadashami, kings used to pray for victory and go for battle. This is the reason that even today it is considered very auspicious to visit a pilgrimage site on the day of Dussehra.
Ravana was a very learned and brave person, but his ego became the reason for his destruction. This festival fills life with joy and gaiety, as well as it gives inspiration to never be egoistic in life.
In many places it is customary to eat paan on the day of Dussehra. Because paan is a symbol of respect. That is why people celebrate the victory of truth over untruth by eating betel on this day. At the same time, they take the initiative that they will always walk on the path of truth.
One very interesting thing we have come to know about Dussehra is that Dussehra comes from a Sanskrit word Dasha Hara, which translates in English as ‘Necklace of the Sun’. According to Hindu scriptures, if Lord Rama had not defeated Ravana, the sun would never have risen again.
Dussehra is celebrated not only in India but also in Bangladesh, Nepal and Malaysia. Perhaps very few people know that in Malaysia, Dussehra is also a national holiday.
In many parts of India, on this day sisters apply tilak on the forehead of their brother and pray for his long life.
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People of Bengali community celebrate Dussehra as Bijoy Dashami. Durga Puja also ends on this day. On this day Mother Durga killed the demon Mahishasura, which is celebrated as victory on the day of Dussehra.