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Dussehra | Vijayadashami

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Dussehra

Dussehra | Dasara
Dussehra
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: VijayadashamiDasara,
Significance: killing of 10 headed demon Ravana
Deity(s): Lord RamaGoddess Aparajita, Shami Tree,
Key Rituals: Ravana Dahana (burning effigy of demon king Ravana)
Mythological Figures: Lord RamaGoddess Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana,
2023 Dussehra date: October 24 (Tuesday)
2024 Dussehra date: October 12 (Saturday)
2025 Dussehra date: October 02 (Thursday)
2026 Dussehra date: October 20 (Tuesday)
Hindu Calendar Date:
Purnimanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
2024 Dussehra Puja Time:
New Delhi - 02:03 PM to 02:49 PM
Pune - 02:19 PM to 03:06 PM
Chennai - 01:54 PM to 02:41 PM
Kolkata - 01:20 PM to 02:06 PM
Hyderabad - 02:00 PM to 02:47 PM
Ahmedabad - 02:23 PM to 03:10 PM
Noida - 02:02 PM to 02:49 PM
Jaipur - 02:09 PM to 02:56 PM
Mumbai - 02:22 PM to 03:09 PM
Gurgaon - 02:04 PM to 02:50 PM
Bengaluru - 02:05 PM to 02:52 PM
Chandigarh - 02:04 PM to 02:50 PM
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
Recipe:
  • Jalebi
  • Aloo Kachori
Attire:
  • Traditional clothes
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