Dussehra today will be celebrated with much enthusiasm and eagerness over the nation. Concurring to Hindu devout content Ramayana, it is the day when Lord Rama had killed Lanka ruler, Ravana, who had seized his wife, Goddess Sita. Dussehra is celebrated as an image of triumph of good over the wicked.
This year, Navratri started on September 29 and will end with Dussehra on October 8. The celebration of Durga Puja is additionally being celebrated which is concluding with Vijay Dashmi (the day of Dussehra) when the symbols of Goddess Durga will be submerged in water after days of worship.
Known as Dussehra within the north, Dasara within the south, Vijayadashami in east and north eastern states of India – all celebrate the triumph of good over fiendish. Whereas within the north, Dussehra is checked by murdering of evil presence ruler Ravana by Lord Rama, within the eastern part it marks the murdering of Mahisasura, the buffalo devil by Goddess Durga. Within the south, Dasara is celebrated as a triumph of Goddess Chamundeshwari over the evil presence Mahishasura.
Dussehra celebration is celebrated with elephant parades, submersion of Goddess Durga symbols and burning representations of Ravana and his brothers Kumbhakaran and Meghnad. This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 8 in different parts of the nation with extraordinary delight.
Celebrating Dussehra in all States
Ramlila Maidan, Delhi
Delhi dons with a modern avatar amid Dussehra with hundreds of extraordinary stages set up for the Ram Leela musicals over Delhi. Sky-high representations of Ravana, Meghnath, and Kumbhakarana are set on fire on the final day of Navaratri. It is additionally one of the most seasoned settings within the city where Ram Leela or Ravana Dahan takes to put on such a grand level.
Thousands of people start gathering within the ground hours for the best seats. It gets all goosebumpy when the crowd cheers in harmony ‘Jai Shri Ram’ after the statue burning ceremony. Afterward, the entertainers parade within the ground and welcome the onlookers. A memorable experience to cherish later!
It’s that time of the year once more when Great wins over the Evil! Kolkata in West Bengal, where Dussehra is celebrated in all its magnificence. Durga Puja in Kolkata is considered to be the mother of all celebrations and the city lights up to its full radiance amid these days. Durga Puja in Kolkata coincides with the final six days of Dussehra and the all lit up Kolkata live up to its nom de plume of ‘City of Joy’ amid this time. Kolkata doesn’t rest amid these days; Music, move, colours, culture prevails in the lanes of Kolkata!
Vijayadashami is additionally celebrated with parades and Goddess Durga’s idols are immersed within the water bodies. The day is additionally popular for a dhaak and dhanuchi appear, which is composed amid the aarti time. Sindoor Khela is celebrated where hitched women dressed up in routine sarees spread sindoor or vermillion powder on each other, in addition celebrated on the ultimate day of Durga Puja.
Ramnagar, close to Varanasi is going to observe a 200-year-old convention of the Ramayana. Over a month-long exhibitions of different scenes of the Ramayana are held over the town. The day of Dussehra marks Rama’s triumph over Ravana as a win over the devil which is set on fire.
The Mysuru Dasara celebrations are checked by superb glory. It’s an illustrious convention begun by the Vijayanagara rulers, over 400 a long time back. On the last day Jamboo Savari where an extremely dressed elephant with a brilliant howdah, carries 750 kg overpowering symbol of Mysore’s Goddess Chamundeshwari, the one who slew the devil Mahishasura.
Enjoy a tribal celebration of Dussehra at Jagdalpur with a few rituals. Goddess Danteshwari and the sanctuary is the center of celebrations. The complete celebration endures for 75 days with the final 10 days driving to Dussehra celebrations.
Bommai Kolu, Chennai
During Dussehra and the streets of Chennai get decked up with kolus. Whereas the brightly-coloured tableaux represent Goddess Durga amid her fight with the evil spirit Mahishasura, it moreover shows scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Bathukamma begins with Navratri on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and comes full circle on Ashwayuja Ashtami (also known as Durgashtami). It is Boddemma, a 7-day celebration that marks the finishing of monsoon and the approach of autumn. Each day of Bathukamma is named after the naivedyam (food) that’s offered to the God on that specific day.
Dussehra celebrities of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu and Gujarat’s extraordinary Garba execution are too popular. So in this Dussehra, drench within the fantastic merriments and celebrate India’s culture and differences.
Wishing all a very Happy Dussehra!