The festivals celebrated in India give the message of the victory of good over evil in one way or the other but the festival which is known for this message is Dussehra. Exactly twenty days before Diwali. Dussehra is one of the major festivals of Hindus. This festival tells the story of Lord Shri Rama, who, after 9 days of continuous war in Lanka, killed Ahkari Ravana and freed Mother Sita from her captivity.
On this day, Mother Durga also killed Mahishasura, hence it is also celebrated as Vijayadashami and mother Durga is also worshiped. It is believed that Lord Rama also invoked the power by worshiping Mother Durga, after examining Lord Rama, one of the lotus flowers kept for worship disappeared. Since Shri Ram was called Rajivayanan i.e. the lotus with eyes, he decided to offer one of his eyes to the mother as soon as he started removing his eyes, the Goddess appeared pleased and gave him the boon of victory.
It is believed that Lord Rama killed Ravana on the day of Dashami. This festival of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and Mata Durga over Mahishasura is celebrated all over the country as the victory of good over evil and religion over unrighteousness. Different styles of celebrating it have also evolved in different parts of the country. Dussehra of Kullu is very famous all over the country, Durga Puja is also celebrated on a large scale in many states including West Bengal, Tripura.
Dussehra is considered to be the biggest symbol on the caste of good over evil. Navratri Dussehra is the main festival of Hinduism. This festival is celebrated as the victory of good over evil and victory of truth over untruth. Every year this festival is celebrated on the Dashami date of Ashwin month Shukla Paksha. There is a tradition throughout the country to blow effigies of Ravana on the day of Vijayadashami.
On this day, Maa Durga and Lord Rama, both should be worshipped. This will destroy all obstacles and you will get victory in life. Worshiping weapons on this day is very beneficial. Arms are worshiped on the day of Dussehra, on this day both weapons and scripture have special significance in the Sanatan tradition. Arms are used in a religious way to protect and self-protect the scriptures. Read More…