Dashmi 2020: History, significance, date and time of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra – more lifestyle

Dashmi 2020: History, significance, date and time of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra – more lifestyle

Dashmi, Dussehra or Vijayadashami is noticed on the tenth day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin and marks the top of each Durga Puja and Navratri festival. This yr Dashmi will fall on October 25, it’s believed that it was on at the present time that Goddess Durga slayed the demon king Mahishasura, and one other perception is that it’s on at the present time that Lord Rama defeated King Ravana, each victories of good over evil. Hence the identify Vijay Dashmi which implies the day of victory. While on one hand Dashmi marks the top of two festivals it additionally heralds preparations for the pageant of lights, which begins round (roughly) twenty days after the pageant. Diwali and Celebrated with a lot fervour, the day symbolises the victory of good over evil when Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura, the demon king. It can also be mentioned that this was the day when Lord Rama defeated Raavan.

According to Drikpanchang, Dashmi shall be celebrated on October 25 this yr and the Dashami Tithi begins on 07:41 AM on Oct 25, 2020, and the ends on 09:00 AM on Oct 26, 2020.

The phrase Navratri interprets to ‘nine nights’. In most of the elements of India completely different varieties of the goddess, Maa Durga, are worshipped throughout these 9 nights– Shilaputri, Brahmacharni, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandama, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri, and Siddhidatri. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees throughout the nation worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth avatar/type of Goddess Durga. This yr, COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the festivities as there’s a big lower within the quantity of devotees arriving on the temple for providing prayers. Temple authorities are adhering to the COVID-19 pointers issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The pageant is popularly and prominently celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and the southern state of Karnataka.

In West Bengal, the final 4 days of Navratri is widely known with a lot pomp and enthusiasm and is named Durga Puja. Also often called Sharad Navratri, the event is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, signifying the victory of good over evil. Jyoti Kalash, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja, Navami Homa, Lalitha Vrat and Chandi Path are different well-known rituals and occasions that are noticed in the course of the 9 days of Navratri. The tenth day of Sharad Navratri is widely known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.

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