Dussehra Wishes 2022
Happy Dussehra festival, Vijayadashami, Dasara, Dashain, depending on the region all over the country. It is one of the significant Hindu festivals for ten days. People send Dussehra photos and Dussehra images to convey their Dussehra wishes.
People worship Goddess Durga for Navratri and celebrate Dussehra on the tenth day. Festival is celebrated according to the Hindu calendar, Ashwayuja Masam, which mainly falls in the September and October months of the Gregorian calendar.
Why do we Celebrate Dussehra 2022?
Dussehra is celebrated for different reasons, and people celebrate differently depending upon their region in various parts of India. Mostly the festival is celebrated, remembering goddess Durga for killing the demon Mahishasura to protect and restore Dharma in the southern, eastern, and northeastern regions.
In India’s central, northern, and western regions, the festival is celebrated for remembering Lord Rama killing Ravana. And also celebrate Arjuna killing all the soldiers and defeating Kuru warriors.
Vijayadashami is a significant example of the victory of good over evil. This festival is also the admiration of the goddess Devi as Durga or Saraswati.
According to James Lochtefeld, Dussehra is a composite word of dasham and ahar which means ten and days. Vijayadashami is also the composition of Vijaya and Dashami, which indicates victory and tenth.
Stories behind Dussehra
One of the stories people celebrate Dussehra is when Ravana kidnaps Sita. Lord Rama requested Ravana to release Goddess Sita, but he refused. Lord Rama declared war at that movement, but Ravana, as a boon from Lord Brahma, that gods, demons, or spirits could not kill him.
In the war, Rama killed Ravana and ended the evil. Ravana had ten heads, and Rama killed all the ten heads and so-called Dussehra images. Dussehra is the festival of Rama’s victory over Ravana.
In the other story of Dussehra, in Mahabharata, Pandavas spent thirteen years of eviction, and for the last year before going to Virata, they hung all their weapons for a Shami tree for safekeeping.
Bheema kills Kichaka, Duryodhana, after hearing the death of Kichaka attacks Virata and seals their cattle to uncover Pandava’s anonymity. Uttar takes Brihannala with him as a charioteer, as suggested by Draupadi.
After seeing the Kaurava army, Uttar ran away. Then Arjuna goes to the Shami tree and worships the tree for safeguarding the weapons. Arjuna fights and defeats Duryodhana, Bhishma, Drona, Aswathama, Karna, and the Kuru army. Arjuna won the war and attained victory at the festival named Vijayadashami.
Dussehra Celebrations in Different Regions
In north India, the festival is in honour of Rama. People there do Ramayana dramas dances at outdoor fairs by featuring the status of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghanada. People burn the group with a bonfire on Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
In Kullu, it is in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. A large fair is notable and every year witnesses half a million people. Kullu’s unique feature of Dussehra is the arrival of floating deities from nearby regions and their journey to Kullu.
The south India festival starts with Durga Pooja, lighting up the temples, displaying colourful sculptures, and naming it golu. In Mysore, at Chamundeshwari temple, people host competitions, dances, sing, fireworks shows, even do military parades and charities given to the public.
Goddess Saraswati is also worshipped along with instruments during the festival. People clean and honour their agents, tools working with their livelihood during the Goddess Durga and Saraswati festival.
Lord Rama and Goddess Durga in Gujarat worshipped their victory over evil on Dussehra. People do fasting, prayers at temples, and play their regional dance Dandiya Raas with colourfully decorated sticks. People also do the Garba by wearing their traditional dress throughout the night.
The Gondi people of this region treats Ravana as their ancestor and one of their gods. They carry the image of Ravana on an elephant by singing praising songs of Ravana. Goa people call it Dasro in Konkani. They worship Goddess Durga on the festival day.
The people play Taranga, and it plays an important role. In Maharashtra, Dasara is the festival. The deity of Durga was installed and worshipped for ten days, Navratri, and immersed in the water on the tenth day.
People here celebrate Bijoya Dashomi on the next day of Dasara, mark their faces with sindoor and wear red clothes. Bengalis here sing emotional songs and bid goodbye to the Goddess Durga. Some communities in Varanasi visit the Durga Temple on the eleventh day, called Ekadashi.
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When is Dussehra Festival this year?
Dussehra festival this year 2021 is on 15th October, Friday.