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Description : In India, Dussehra and Vijayadashami are used interchangeably. Both terms represent the same festival and observed on Shukla Paksha Dashami during Ashwin month as per Hindu lunar calendar. [...more]
Also Called : Vijayadashami, Dasara
Significance : killing of 10 headed demon Ravana
Deity(s) : Lord Rama, Goddess Aparajita, Shami Tree
Key Rituals : Ravana Dahana (burning effigy of demon king Ravana)
Mythological Figures : Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana

2016 Dussehra date : October 11 (Tuesday)
2017 Dussehra date : September 30 (Saturday)
2018 Dussehra date : October 19 (Friday)
2019 Dussehra date : October 08 (Tuesday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)

2018 Dussehra Puja Time :
Jaipur - 14:04 to 14:49
Chennai - 13:50 to 14:37
Mumbai - 14:18 to 15:04
Kolkata - 13:15 to 14:01
Gurgaon - 13:59 to 14:44
Hyderabad - 13:56 to 14:43
Bengaluru - 14:01 to 14:48
Ahmedabad - 14:18 to 15:04
Chandigarh - 13:59 to 14:44


Observances :
  • mocking killing of demon Ravana through Ramlila
  • effigy of Ravana getting burned in public event
  • display of firework
  • sisters putting Tika on the forehead of brothers
  • Sindur Utsav in West Bengal [...more]

Art Work :
Dussehra Images
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