Vijaydashami celebrated all over the country…

ravanaDussehra festival is also celebrated as Vijayadashami or Dassera in many parts of India. The festival commemorates the killing of Demon Ravan by Lord Rama. The Victory of Lord Rama is celebrated as Vijayadashami, in which people perform various rituals like Ravan Dahan (Burning of Ravan Idol), Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja and Seema Avalanghan as per rituals mentioned in ancient Hindu vedic scriptures. In the Eastern states Durga Pooja is one of the most famous festivals celebrated in honour of Goddess Durga during the period of Navaratri.  Starting from the sixth day till the ninth day, the Pandals with grand idols of Goddess Durga are open to visitors. The tenth day, also known as Dashami marks the Visarjan (immersion in water) of the idol with grand celebrations and processions. According to Hindu Mythology, Goddess Durga emerged from the collective energy of all Gods as an embodiment of Shakti or divine feminine power, to destroy demon Mahishasura; who was blessed to not be defeated by any man or god. The name Durga in Sanskrit means ‘the impenetrable’; she exists in a state of self-sufficiency and in ultimate power. This powerful form of Mother Goddess is highly revered in cities like Kolkata which is why her return is celebrated with much grandeur and ceremonies.