History Of Dusshera

India is a country which has a rich tradition and culture. It is also regarded as a land of festivals. Ever since the ancient times and now with the modern day India, many rituals have been practiced in our country. The festival of Dussehra starts the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The reason for this is that India is one country which has been ruled by different dynasties.

Dussera or Dussehra and there are many of the people who even spell it as Dassera literally means the tenth day. The festival of Dussehra starts with the onset of the Navratras. Navratras are also synonymously known as the nine nights and the tenth day is Dussehra. People in India celebrate as Vijayadasmi or the Victory Day and is celebrated as a victory of the Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. The festival of Dussehra comes in the months of September or October of the English calendar. It is in the months of Navratri that Ramleela is organized in many parts of the country and people enjoy the enactment of the play based on Ramayana.

Rama is considered to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the times of the Treta Yug. We as children have been hearing stories that Rama and Lakshmana along with a horde of monkeys led by Hanuman and battled with the army of Ravana who was the ruler of Srilanka continuously for ten days. However, before going to Sri Lanka, Rama held the Chandi Pooja so that he could seek the blessings of Ma Durga, the Goddess of power and courage. It is only after he had sought her blessings that Lord Rama defeated and killed Ravana, with the help of his fellow beings. It was on the tenth day that they became victorious when he killed Ravana. Ram then freed Sita from his clutches. It is for this reason that his festival is regarded as the victory of the good over the evil.

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