India is known to be a land of festivals and celebrations. Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is also known as Vijayadashmi. It is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms across India, Nepal & Bangladesh. The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit term Dasha- Hara meaning “remover of bad fate”.
After nine days of Navratri celebration, the final 10th day is called Vijayadashami. It is the day of victory or Dussehra. According to the great Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Ram killed Ravana on the tenth day and hence the name - Vijayadashmi. It stands for victory of morality over sin or immorality. Ravana is said to have abducted Ram’s wife, Sita and was also known as a dictating ruler. In Hindu mythology, the end of Ravana stands for end of bad and evil spirit as he was a demon by birth too.
In India, Dussehra is a time to celebrate success, joy & good over evil. This festival is celebrated at a very grand level in every part of the country. It is a time when one sees torans and garlands outside houses and a time when families come together.
Sevasoul wishes you all a very happy Vijayadashmi. May you succeed in all your endeavors in life! May God bless you all.