Dussehra is one of the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated across the country with
loads of joy and excitement among the people. This is a very important day in the
Hindu mythology as on this day Lord Rama killed King Ravana who was a demon of Lanka.
The entire kingdom of Lanka was then given to Ravana’s brother Vibhishana who supported
Lord Rama in the battle. As Ravana died on the tenth day of the battle, therefore
this festival is also known as
Vijayadashmi. If you want to get the real glimpse
of the festival, you should head towards Mysore where this festival is celebrated
in a truly traditional and Indian style. Even in other parts of the country also
this festival is enjoyed in their own unique ways.
The importance of the festival
Dussehra is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. On this day, an effigy of King Ravana
is made and burnt to commemorate his evil doings. In every city, the preparation
of Dussehra begins with a long time with small and big effigies created to be burnt
on that day. Some of the cities also carry out a ramlila which depicts how Lord
Rama killed the demon and was successful in rescuing his wife. Once this presentation
is over, the person playing the character of Lord Rama burns the effigy and happiness
comes to the faces of the people. Though this festival is enjoyed in every part
of India but every state has a different style to celebrate it..
Dussehra is not just a festival to enjoy but a celebration that gives you a strong
message. Just like Lord Rama killed King Ravana to put an end to his evil, similarly
in our lives too we should follow this message and always do good for the people.
Dussehra signifies the victory of good over the evil.