Dussehra 2023: Date, Time – Know All About Vijayadasami Festival

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Dussehra is a significant Hindu festival which is commemorated with immense enthusiasm, fervor and devotedness all across India. Dussehra holds deep-rooted values, cultural and religious values and significance to bring all people together.  This festival symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil, truth over religion, power of unity.

This festival’s nomenclature varies across different regions of India although Dussehra 2023 is the most popular term in North Indian states and Karnataka, Vijayadashami is famously known in North-eastern states for instance; west Bengal, Bihar, assam etc.  

Dussehra is the triumph of Lord Rama over the killing of Ravana who was king of Lanka currently the place is situated in Sri Lanka while it also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the killing of the terrible demon Mahishasura. Maa Durga symbolises the Shakti of a woman that there is nothing bigger which a woman can’t do. 

Check the Date and time of Dussehra 2023 in India:

Dussehra 2023

Dussehra always celebrates in the shukla paksha Dashmi during the Ashwin lunar month. This year, Vijayadashami will be fallen on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023.   

When is Dussehra 2023: Check Date and Time of Vijayadashami 2023 in India. The auspicious timing of the puja time spans the Dashami Tithi, it shall start on October 23rd in the evening at 5:45 pm and conclude on October 24th at 3:14 pm. 

Even though Dussehra is not the part of Navratri or Durga Puja festivities, it is inter-linked somewhere. It is clearly written in epics which holds a great significance in Hindu culture. On the 10th day, Ravana got killed by Rama and Goddess Durga got immersed in holy water bodies. 

Significance of Dussehra:

Dussehra brings us a lot of joy, happiness, and love as we share our Toys with our friends and visit durga pandal with friends. This festival is also known as VijayaDashmi, this term demonstrates the meaning of it itself. On the 10th day while battling Lord Rama killed the Demon king of Lanka ‘Ravana’.

The dussehra term  comes from the Sanskrit word- Duss means Dus( it denotes Ravana’s ten heads)  and Hara means defeat (defeat of Ravana).

This is the festival of good over evil. Dussehra is majorly celebrated in northern India where Ram leela is performed and a huge crowd come to see the Ram leela and also go to the fair on the dussehra, the three effigies are made by participants, described as Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhkaran need to be burnt. It is also a time to bring all people together and celebrate.

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