Oct 22 2015

Dusshera Story

Dusshera History

Dusshera has its roots in the Indian epic 'Ramayana'. The festival actually reminds the killing of the great devil , Ravan, ”King of Lanka” by Lord Rama. The epic “Ramayan” mentions that how Lord Rama, the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu ,killed the ten-headed devil Ravana, in Satyug.


Dusshera significance

Importance of Dusshera

Dusshera is one of the important hindu festivals. It is celebrated throughout India with zeal. It is the tenth day of Navratri . It is the symbol victory of ‘Good over Evil’ as Lord Ravan killed the ten headed devil “Ravan”.who kidnapped “Sita”.




Dusshera Celebrations

Dusshera Celebrations

Dussehra is celebrated with zeal all over India by the Hindus. It happens to be celebrated about twenty days before Diwali. It is celebrated differently in every part of country depending upon the legend that place is following.Dussehra is the day when Lord Rama killed the ten headed devil “Ravana”.  


Dusshera Puja

Dusshera Puja

Dusshera is celebrated on the tenth day of navratri.The day is marked as a symbol of victory of ‘Good over Evil’.The puja is performed by both men and women.Generally people call a pandit for puja.People provide the required material to the priest.




Dusshera 2012

Dusshera, Dushera or Vijayadashmi is celebrated all over India on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month. It is the symbol of victory of ‘Good over Evil’ as Lord Ravan killed the ten headed devil “Ravan”.who kidnapped “Sita”. After his victory over Ravan he gave the Kingdom of ravan i.e. Lanka to his own loving brother “ Vibhishana”. Since that day, the day of Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated in india as the symbol of victory of Good over Evil.

During these 10 days Ramleela is played across the country. Between 8 PM to 12 PM - plays are shown in which whole story of Lord Rama, Ravana are displayed. On 10th Day of Ramleela Lord Rama kills Ravana. Then Dusshera is celebrated. On this day status/effigy of Ravana and his brother are erected.People who play the role of Rama, Lakshman in Ramleela, burn effigy of Ravana & his brothers. The dusshera is celebrated in small groups and also in stadiums or dusshera grounds. Large crowd gather to watch the Dusshera celebration.

After the Dusshera – people enjoy sweets like Jalebi, Gujia and snacks like pani puri,dosa etc... The sweets shops are overcrowded so people have to stand in queues to get fresh made jalebies & snacks. There is also a tradition of making Meethe Chawal on the day of dusshera.

There are local tradition of Dusshera in UP, Mysore, Bihar, Rajasthan. Mysore celebration is vary famous for Dusshera.