Dussehra

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Dussehra Festival

Dussehra is celebrated by every Hindu in Goa with grandeur and enthusiasm.
Vijayadashami also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year.

Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka. Ravana plays an important role in the Ramayana.

The Dussehra is an important Hindu festival. The significance of Dussehrafestival lies in its religious value. It teaches us that good triumph over evil. It is celebrated all over the country in honour of Rama’s victory over Ravana.

The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening of Vijayadashami-Dussehra. … These arts come to a close on the night of Dussehra, when the victory of Rama is celebrated by burning the effigies of evil, Ravana and his colleagues.

Indians Burn Effigies of Demon King Ravana on Dussehra. … Marking the victory of King Rama over the demon RavanaDussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the month Ashvin, the seventh month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar that overlaps September and October of the Gregorian calendar, every year.

Author: Team InsideGoa

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