Happy Vijayadashami 2022: The end of Navratri festival

The term Dussehra is more common in North Indian states and Karnataka while the term Vijayadashami is more popular in West Bengal.

It is that time of the year when the famous Ramlila is enacted, and magnificent fairs are organized.

It falls on the tenth day of Sharada Navratri but the celebrations and cultural practices differ with different region of culturally diverse India.

Dussehra is being celebrated today with much fervour and zeal and mark an end to the Navratri festival that began on September 26.

Dussehra denotes victory of good over evil and there are two stories that are associated with the festival in Hindu mythology.

It is said that it was on this day that Durga defeated Mahishasura after a fierce battle lasting for more than nine days.

As per another mythology, Dussehra is celebrated to mark the victory of Rama over ten-headed demon king of Lanka, Ravana.

Source: HT