Dussehra 2021: Date, historical past, facts and significance of the festival


Dussehra 2021: Dussehra or Vijayadashami can be celebrated on October 15 (Friday) this 12 months with a lot fervour and zeal. The Hindu festival is noticed on Shukla Paksha Dashmi throughout the month of Ashwin as per Hindu lunar calendar and a day after Maha Navami or at the finish of Shardiya Navratri.

Dussehra denotes victory of good over evil and there are two tales which might be related to the festival in Hindu mythology. It is claimed that it was on at the present time that goddess Durga defeated Mahishasura after a fierce battle lasting for greater than 9 days. In many components of the nation, it’s celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over ten-headed demon king of Lanka, Ravana.

Dussehra 2021: Significance and rituals

The time period Dussehra is extra widespread in North Indian states and Karnataka whereas the time period Vijayadashami is extra well-liked in West Bengal.

In North India, Dussehra is well known with a lot fanfare and Ram Lila, an enactment of Lord Rama’s story, is organized on all 9 days of Navratri culminating with the killing of Ravana and burning of his life-size effigy on the day of Dussehra or Vijayadashami together with these of Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. Dusshehra additionally signifies getting rid of sins or unhealthy qualities as every head of the Ravana symbolizes one unhealthy high quality.

Dussehra for a lot of means starting preparation for Diwali, which is well known 20 days after Vijayadashami, the day when Lord Rama reached Ayodhya with Sita.

Worshipping Shami tree on the day of Vijayadashami holds an ideal significance in some components of the nation as it’s believed that Arjun hid his weapons inside Shami tree throughout his exile. Shami Puja is also called Banni Puja and Jammi puja in some of the southern states in India.

Muhurat for Durga Visarjan

On Dashami, devotees additionally bid adieu to Maa Durga and the visarjan is finished both throughout Aparahna time or Pratahkala whereas Dashami Tithi is prevailing.

The Dashami Tithi begins at 6:52 pm on October 14 and ends at 6:02 pm on October 15.

The muhurat for Durga Visarjan on Friday, October 15, 2021 begins from 06:22 am and ends at 08:40 am.

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