In mid-autumn, India celebrates the victory of Good over Evil with a ten-day street festival Dussehra.
Not in vain India is famous as “the land of festivals”. Hundreds of large and small celebrations take place in all regions of Hindustan in any season of the year. Most of them are taking roots from the rich historical and religious heritage of Bharat (Bharat is the official name of India in the Hindi language).
One of the most popular events of this kind is the Dussehra festival, which is a public holiday. Indians celebrate it in late September – mid-October.
Dussehra, Maha Navami, or Vijaya Dashami marks the end of the festive Navratri “marathon” and the beginning of the cool season in India. Dasara festival is associated with the Chinese “Festival of the Ten”. The name of the holiday comes from the Sanskrit term “dasa-hara”, meaning the elimination of 10 harmful qualities. According to the Indian legend “Ramayana”, Rama is the embodiment of the god Vishnu, who came to earth to open the way for people to live a righteous life and justice. Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana is celebrated as Dussera.
The culmination of Dussehra falls on the 10th day of the month of Ashvin according to the Indian calendar, and the celebrations themselves last 10 days.
Happy Dussehra, folks!
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