The holy festival of Navratri is going on. The nine forms of Mother Durga are duly worshiped for the entire nine days. After nine days the festival of Vijaya Dashami is celebrated.
Vijaya Dashami, also known as Dussehra, is one of the important festivals for Hindus as it marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.
Apart from this, this buffalo also symbolizes the victory of Mother Durga over the demon Mahishasura. Dussehra is celebrated after the auspicious festival of Navratri i.e. on the tenth day of the holy festival, according to the Hindu calendar.
This festival is mainly celebrated in North Indian hills, West and Central India. Also, as Dashain in parts of Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. This year Dussehra will be celebrated on 15 October 2021.
Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja and Seema Avalanche are some of the rituals which are followed on the day of Vijaya Dashami. According to Hindu belief, these rituals should be performed at noon.
Dussehra 2021: Date and Auspicious Time
Date: October 15, Friday
Vijay Muhurta – 02:02 pm to 02:48 pm
Aparna Puja Timings – 01:16 PM to 03:34 PM
Dashami Tithi starts – October 14, 2021 at 06:52 PM
Dashami date ends – 15 October 2021 at 06:02 pm
Shravan Nakshatra starts – 14 October 2021 at 09:36 am
Shravan Nakshatra ends – 15 October 2021 at 09:16 am
Dussehra 2021: Significance
Dashain means victory of good over evil. According to Hindu mythology, the demon Mahishasura had created panic among the gods, so he sought the help of Lord Mahadev, who then enlightened Mata Parvati that she had the power to eliminate the asura.
It was on the last day of Navratri, Mata Durga killed Mahishasura and saved the deities from his wrath. For others, the day marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, as described in the holy book Ramayana.
Dussehra 2021: Celebrations
On the eve of Vijayadashami, devotees mix rice, curd and vermilion and apply it on the foreheads of the younger members of the family to make a tika. This is a way to bless them abundantly in the years to come.
Also, the red color in the vaccine signifies the blood that binds the family together. On this day, elders give dakshina to the little ones and wish them happiness and prosperity.
Note- The information given here is based on religious beliefs and folk beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for this. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general public interest.
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