The tenth and the final day of Navratri and Durga Puja celebrations is Vijayadashami or Dussehra. The festival is observed on Shukla Paksha Dashmi in the month of Ashwin, as per the Hindu lunar calendar and falls a day after Maha Navami.

Called Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the festival denotes victory of good over evil. There are two stories associated with the festival in Hindu mythology.

In one, Goddess Durga defeated Mahishasura after a fierce battle lasting for more than nine days and in the other Lord Rama was victorious over the ten-headed demon king of Lanka, Ravana.

Dussehra 2021: Significance and date

In north Indian states, Dussehra is celebrated with much frolic and Ram Lila, an enactment of Lord Rama’s story, is organized throughout Navratri culminating with the killing of Ravana and burning of his life-size effigy on Dussehra.

Dusshehra also signifies getting rid of sins or bad qualities as each head of the Ravana symbolizes one bad quality.

This year the day falls on October 15. Dussehra also marks the beginning of preparation for Diwali, which is celebrated 20 days after Vijayadashami, the day when Lord Rama reached Ayodhya with Sita after defeating Ravana.

Here are some wishes to share with friends and family this Dussehra

Sending you warm wishes this festive season, so that you prosper and evolve to your best version. Happy Dussehra!

May you be blessed with fortune, happiness and success this Dussehra.

Happy Dussehra! May the occasion bring happiness, fortune and prosperity to your family and all your lives.

Let’s start a great life by conquering our eternal 5 evils -Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh, Ahankar…Let us take the oath to give a dimension to our life on this auspicious festival.

May this festive season lift up your spirits with joy, peace and contentment. Happy Dussehra! 

Let us all celebrate the victory of good over evil on this auspicious day. Happy Dussehra!

May this festive season bless you and your loved ones with love, joy, and protection against all evil. May you receive the choicest blessings of this festive season. Happy Dussehra.

This Dussehra will bring light and love to your doorstep. Embrace the goodness in your life and ward off all evil that comes on your path. Happy Dussehra 2021.

An auspicious day to start with any good work… It was today that good won victory over bad. May this day clear all hurdles of your life And start a new era of well-being. Happy Dussehra!

Celebrate The Victory of the force of good over evil. Let’s celebrate an auspicious day To begin a new thing in life. Happy Dussehra!

Also read: Amid COVID-19 restrictions, low-key Dussehra celebrations in Nagaland



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