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Time to celebrate the victory Dusshera 2018

by Priyanka Kain executive

The colors and the flavors of India are so vibrant that every culture, every religion and everyday has some light of happiness hidden. So many people, so many m

agical events and yes so many festivals make Our India Incredible


Where there is festival of colors, there is festival of Light. Where there is Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Pooja, there is Baisakhi and Lohri as well. Every festival has its own important and some theory behind for celebrating it.


Majorly all the festivals have a common message of victory of good over the evil. So is Dussehra i.e to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The pronunciations might vary like Dasara, Dusshera, Dussehra but yes the essence is still the same.


Excitement and Festive mood, spark of victory and time for season of celebrations, all come along with the vibes of Dussehra. Every year this festival has its own charm. Nine days of Garba and Navratri celebration and then finally the Dashmi that is Dussehra.


After Nine days of fasting, Dussehra is like a Buster. However, there are various believes related to the historical catch of Dusshera that are assumed in different religions.


Some believe in the defeat of Ravana by Lord Ram to free his wife Sita. Some believe in the defeat and destruction of Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Believes and theories are different but core remains still the victory of Good and destruction of evil.

Every year Dusshera or Vijayadashmi is celebrated over the nation with huge excitement. This year Dusshera and Vijayadashmi are to be celebrated on Friday, 19th October 2018.


  • Below are the details and timings for celebration and pooja:
  • Vijay Muhurat = 1:58 pm to 14:43 pm
  • Aparahna Puja Time = 1:13 pm to 15:28 pm
  • Dashami Tithi Begins = 15:28 on 18/Oct/2018
  • Dashami Tithi Ends = 17:57 on 19/Oct/2018 (Source Drikpanchang.com)


Though there are different rituals and traditions followed in different zones of the country, Dusshera in North India is celebrated with a blast. In north India, Dusshera celebrations include burning huge effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and his son Meghnath. Another interesting catch is Ram Lilas that are performed locally in every part of the country specially North zone. Ram Lilas commence few days prior to Dusshera. People gather in huge numbers to witness plays, rides, musicals, magic shows and skits revolving around memorable episodes of the Great Hindu Epic Ramayana.

Dusshera is one of the biggest festival in Hindu religion and is celebrated as one the most awaited festivals.

The folks and legends may differ drastically from each other in different parts of the country but the ethos of Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is the same. In the end, good will triumph over evil. And peace would be restored after great chaos and destruction. On the auspicious day, people pray for their prosperity and health.

In the end, we would like to conclude that yes celebrations are important and have its own significance and festive flavour yet we should also be aware of our environment. Tons of crackers are burnt to burn Ravana all over around the country specifically in Northern parts. These causes huge environment harm, air pollution and noise pollution.

We are not only harming the environment. Studies say that animals and birds get really affected and gets afraid due to noise. In addition, in a city like Delhi where air quality is worsening day by day, we should give a second thought before burning crackers in such huge quantity. After all, environment is also our responsibility.

In the essence of festivals, we should not forget about the nature and its importance. We should look for some eco-friendly methods of celebrations. Let’s keep it this way that Pollution is evil that is harming us and we would defeat it by some goodness we have in our souls and our responsibility towards nature.

May this Dusshera burns all your worries along with Ravana and bring prosperity and happiness to you. Happy Dusshera to All …! "Acharya Vikas Bhardwaj Ji"



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About Priyanka Kain Advanced   executive

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