Happy and Prosperous Dushera to all our readers!
Dusshera is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in India and abroad by the Hindus every year. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated in parts of India with different names and rituals. Dusshera is the tenth of the Navratri (and Ashwin Month based on the Hindu Lunisolar Calendar). This year the Dusshera will be celebrated on 5th October 2022.
Mythologically, Maa Durga defeated and killed Mahishasur on Dusshera gaining her the name Mahisashurmardini and the day is also called Vijayadashami. According to Ramayan, Lord Ram defeated Ravan on Dusshera and restored the brief of good always winning over evil come what may.
People across the country celebrate Dusshera in their own grand ways with varied rituals, traditions and customs. In northern states, Ramlila is organised where Lord Ram’s life journey is portrayed theatrically while the Navratri comes to an end. In the western states like Gujrat, Dusshera is celebrated by dancing to the beats of Garba and Dandiya. The Southern states worship all the avatars of Maa Durga, Maa Saraswati and Maa Lakshmi. The eastern states are lit up with the celebration of Durga Puja and on Vijayadashami, the Idol emersion (bhashan) of Maa Durga takes place.
All in all, Dusshera is a festival of joy, elation, light, grandeur, and vivacity and it brings together the entire nation with harmony and celebration. After the 9 days of Navratri, Dusshera is just the beginning of the end of the lavish celebration and euphoria.
Adda247 wishes you a happy, gleeful and fulfilling Dusshera. May Maa Durga bestow you with hope, courage and strength to fight all the darkness and evil in your life. May you find the motivation, dedication and focus on your journey to secure a government teaching job.