All You Need To Know About Dussehra Festival

Dussehra marks the victory of good over evil with Ravana effigy burnings and Ramayana dramatizations nationwide. Let's delve into lesser known facts of Dussehra.

Origin Of Name

Dussehra: Rama's win over Ravana. Vijayadashami: Durga's triumph over Mahisasura. Both mean "victory on the tenth day" in Sanskrit.

Ravana's 10 Heads

Symbolize knowledge of 6 Shastras & 4 Vedas, as well as human emotions: anger, jealousy, ego, lust, greed, pride, attachment, selfishness, injustice, & cruelty.


Dussehra honors Pandavas' return from exile, marks a seasonal change & new beginnings, leaving negative energy behind.

Dussehra In Mysore

Traditional Jumboo Savaris feature decorated elephants, with Goddess Chamundeshwari on a golden palanquin atop one.

Symbol Of Good Luck

Clean spaces attract blessings from Hindu deities. Purify your place with rituals like gomutra & incense to welcome good luck.

A Fresh Start

Dussehra means a fresh start, often marked by buying gold for good fortune & starting new business ventures.

Gesture Of Gratitude

Hindus worship musical tools & vehicles to express gratitude, applying tilak & offering marigolds for good luck & success.

A Good Deed

On Dussehra, Hindu families offer prasad to ancestors, make sweet treats, & feed animals for blessings & good fortune.

Traditional Offering

Kautsa Legend: Aapti leaves on Dussehra symbolize gold donation for prosperity & wealth, hence, given to loved ones as blessings.

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