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Dussehra- A legendary festival dedicated to the supreme Lord Rama
Dussehra is a glorious festival devoted to the Supreme Lord Rama. The commanding and imperial Lord Rama acquires tremendous importance among all the godheads. He is the seventh and one of the strongest manifestations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Rama is the man of virtue, morals and the epitome of bravery. He is known for being an ideal son, husband and ruler.  

Significance of Dussehra
Dussehra is one of the major festivals celebrated in Hindu cosmology and plays a pivotal part in the Vedic realm. The festival discovers detailed elaborations in the great Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads and other sacred texts. Mahabharata and Ramayana are two famous epics that include the Dussehra festival. There are two main legends linked with the Dussehra celebration. There are two prominent legends linked with the Dussehra celebration. It is believed that on Dussehra, Lord Rama killed the evil monster Ravana. Ravana abducted Goddess Sita and had evil eyes on her sanctity. Lord Rama indulged in a massive fight with Rama and ended his brutality by killing him. Another prominent legend linked with the Dussehra festival includes the divine goddess Durga. There was a demon called mahishasura who created severe havoc in the world with his evil deeds. The mighty Goddess Durga killed mahishasura and restored peace and harmony. 

How to celebrate Dussehra?
Dussehra is celebrated by worshipping Lord Rama and his glorious aura. Grand rituals and processions take place that include burning the statues and figures of Ravana and cherishing the powers of the mighty Rama. Worshippers chant folk tales and legends in Lord Rama’s admiration. They chant mantras and stotras to admire the supreme deity, Rama. Devotees celebrate this beautiful festival by making rangolis and patterns of Dussehra in their homes and later worshipping it. They light diyas and celebrate the holy day with immense euphoria and joy.  

Windfalls of celebrating Dussehra
Following are the primary benefits of celebrating Dussehra-

  • ● Dussehra celebrations bring endless prosperity and happiness to life.
  • ● The divine occasion empowers devotees with vitality and bravery to fight all the odds of life.
  • ● Dussehra brings the glorious blessings of Lord Rama and Goddess Durga in life.
  • ● It nurtures devotees with peace and immense stability.

Attain all the above boons by a perfect celebration of Dussehra. We will guide you on the right tithis and rituals to celebrate this glorious festival and achieve the most significant boons.