Dussehra is a major Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. On this very day, Lord Rama defeated and killed the demon, ‘Ravana’. Let’s read about the history of this famous event.
History of Dussehra
It is said that in ancient times there was a great king known as ‘Rama’. During his exile period with his wife goddesses ‘Sita’ and brother ‘Laxman’ used to live in the forest. But one day a demon king when lord Rama and Laxman were not present near the Goddesses Sita, a dreadful king named as the Ravana, by forge means, took away Sita with him. This made Rama angry and in order to kill this demon, he attacked Ravana. After long battle, finally Rama killed Ravana, and the day he killed Ravana is marked as the Dussehra
. From that every that day, Dussehra is being celebrated with great devotion, joy and is among the major festival in Hindu culture.
Dussehra 2014 Date: When is Dussehra Celebrated
Dussehra is celebrated every year on 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja) and this date is according to the Hindu calendar. In 2013, Dussehra was celebrated on Sunday, October 13 and it was a gazette holiday. Dussehra celebrations in the year 2014 will be on 4th October.
How People Celebrate Dussehra
Since this is a major festival among Hindus, so this is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm. During this day, the replica of demon king Ravana is made and then burnt, so as to signify his destruction. All over the country, famous event known as Ramlila (A type of play depicting the Ramayana story) is performed in various part of the country. People generally make several types of sweets and other stuff on very this day. On the other hand, people go out for dinner and celebrate with their family. So on a whole there is a total environment of joy all over the country during this day. This day is considered very auspicious and people buy various types of electronic or new products during this day.