Vijayadashami It is believed that there are nine form of Goddess Durga and each of this form is worshipped in each day. People performed puja in their homes and visited temples to offer prayers to Goddess Durga on the occasion of ‘Vijaya Dasami’. This Hindu festival is celebrated all over India to mark the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama.
Vijaya Dashami is one of the most auspicious days as per the Hindu calendar and it comes as the final day of the nine day festival, Navratri. Dussehra symbolises the triumph of good over evil. This is a festival devoted completely to the mother Goddess. They are Durga, Parvati, Gauri etc.
Vijaya Dashami is also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri or Durgotdsav. It is one of the important festivals of India and is celebrated in the month of September or October. Lord Ram puja is done on this day. You can also get the Lord Ram Puja done for your family on this auspicious day.
In Himachal Pradesh, a week -long fair in the hill town of Kullu, is a part of the Dussehra celebrations. From the little temples in the hills , deities are brought in procession to the ‘maidan’ in Kullu, to pay homage to the reigning deity, Raghunathji. In West Bengal, puja pandals have beautifully decorated images of the goddess Durga and people gather here in large numbers to enjoy the festivities.
Mysore, the city of palaces in Karnataka celebrates the ten day Dussehra in a royal style. The Mysore Palace is illuminated with a myriad lights. Majestic processions, a torch light parade and dance and musical events enliven the tranquil city. In Gujarat, the exuberant Navaratri celebrations include dancing the lively ‘garba’ and ‘dandiya ras’ dances.