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Dussehra 2020 : Vijaydashmi Celebrates All Over The Country, Here You Can Know The History Behind It

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Dussehra (Dussehra 2020) is being celebrated across the country today. This day is also called Vijayadashami or Vijaya Dashami (Vijayadashami 2020). This festival falls on the 10th day of Sharad navratri (Sharad navratri 2020). This day is the last day of the nine Durga Puja of Sharadiya Navratri. This day is celebrated as a festival of the victory of good over evil. On this day Lord Ram killed Lanka Ravana, then mother Durga killed Mahishasura. Since then, every year an effigy of Ravana is burnt as evil. Ramayana staging across the country concludes with Ravana combustion on this day.


History of Vijayadashami

According to Ram Charit Manas, composed by Tulsidas, the Sri Lankan demon king Ravana kidnapped Sita, wife of Lord Shri Ram, during exile. He took them to his kingdom Lanka and kept captive. Lord Rama started searching for Sita ji with Lakshman ji. On the way, Jatayu told him that Ravana had taken Sita to Lanka after killing him.

After this Sriram got Bajrangbali Hanuman, Jamwant, Sugriva and all the monkeys. Combining all this, he formed an army. With whom he fought with Ravana. The demon Ravana, who is called the ten-headed Dashanan, was killed on the tenth day of the war. Since then Dashami is celebrated as Vijayadashami. The effigy of Ravana with 10 heads is burnt across the country.

Slaughter of Mahishasura

In addition to Ravana combustion, Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on this day. Mother Durga killed Mahishasura on the tenth day of Ashwin Shukla. After this, all the Gods worshiped Mother Durga on her victory. Therefore, this date is also called Vijayadashami or Vijaya Dashami.

Symbol of strength and dignity
Since, on the day of Dussehra, Mother Durga killed Mahishasura and Shri Ram won over Ravana, therefore, consider this day as a festival of the victory of good over evil. Shri Ram is a symbol of dignity and ideal, while mother Durga is a symbol of power. Through this festival, people learn to live with strength, dignified and high ideals.

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