VijayaDashami is also known as Dussehra, Dashain and Durgotsav. It is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in India. This day marks the victory of good over evil. The day is celebrated on a large scale in different parts of India as well as in Bangladesh. |
Many mythological stories are associated with this festival. One of them is related with Ramayana. According to Ramayana, on this day the lord Rama of Hindus killed the great demon king Ravana, who had kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita and took her to his kingdom Lanka. To rescue Sita, Rama fought a great battle. In which his brother Lakshmana, follower Hanuman and an army of monkeys participated. In this battle, the lord Rama killed the demon Ravana and won the battle.
Other related story to VijayaDashami marks the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Goddess Durga killed the whole demon force and Mahishasura on the tenth day after a nine days battle.
Plays, called Ram Leela are organized that begins with the first navratri or nine days before and ends with the day of VijayaDashami. In this play, the part of the life of lord Rama is depicted in ten parts. And on the tenth day, the statues of Ravana are burnt. On some places like Bengal, the statues of goddess Durga are created with clay. And on the day of Dussehra, many rituals are performed, and after that statue submerged in the river’s water.
On the day of VijayaDashami, People visit the temples, prepare traditional food at home and celebrate the festival with their families and friends. Outdoor fairs are organized that are enjoyed by the children a lot. People celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm and give their blessings to their friends and relatives either manually or by using social networking sites like facebook. Cover photos related to festivals are used by the people, on social networking site to wish their web friends. They use different web sites for Happy Dussehra Facebook Covers. And then choose the best cover photo of their choice and update it on their facebook timeline on the festival of Dussehra.
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