Dussehra 2019 date in India | Dussehra Essay
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Dussehra 2019 in India
Dussehra, also called Vijayadashami, in Hinduism. Vijayadashami also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik, the sixth and seventh month of the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar respectively, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.
This festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. This holy festival is the occasion to hold in the highest regards, the virtues of Lord Rama, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu (The ‘Presever’ god in Hindu Trinity). Dussehra strengthens the vows of devotees to follow the path and deeds of Lord Rama.
Dussehra, predominantly a North Indian festival, is celebrated with great fervour and fanfare. It incorporates Ram Lila, a gala theatrical enactment of Rama’s life story. Effigies of Ravana—often along with those of Meghnada (Ravana’s son) and Kumbhkarana (Ravana’s brother)—are stuffed with firecrackers and set ablaze at night in open fields.
This day marks the beginning of the harvest season in India and the ‘mother earth’ is invoked to reactivate the vigour and fertility in the soil. All this is done by performing rituals and religious activities on the day of Vijayadashmi. It is believed that the rituals and customs invoke cosmic forces that lead to the rejuvenation of the soil.
For Hindus, Dusshera is therefore an auspicious time for reestablishing faith in the victory of good over evil.
Dussehra dates in India from 2015 to 2019: