The festival of Dussehra/Dasara is celebrated to glorify the victory of the good over the evil. Dussehra falls on the tenth day, right after Navratri. There are celebrations across the country, and each state attributes a different flavour to the festivities.
When is Dussehra of 2020?
Dussehra 2020 date in India is as shown below:
|Dussehra 2020 Holiday||25th October||Sunday|
Dussehra 2021 and Beyond
Dates of Dussehra Puja in the year 2021 and 2022 are as shown below:
|Dussehra 2021||25th October||Sunday|
|Dussehra 2022||5th October||Wednesday|
Importance of Dussehra
In the northern part of India, Dussehra signifies the defeat of the demon king Ravan at the hands of Lord Rama. Ravan had kidnapped Lord Rama’s wife Sita and held her captive in Lanka. She was rescued by Lord Rama with the help of his brother Lord Lakshman and a troop of monkeys (including Lord Hanuman). During Dasara celebrations, the effigy of Ravan is burnt across the country. Several cultural programmes are also held where the Ram Leela is enacted on stage.
In the eastern parts of the country, Durga Puja is celebrated on this day to glorify the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The Sindoor Khela is a prominent event on this day. Married women apply vermilion on their foreheads to bid farewell to the idols of goddesses that are taken away for immersion in water bodies.
In the southern part of India, Dasara is also referred to as Vijayadashami. On this day, young children are initiated into the world of learning through the process of Vidyarambham. Children write the letters of the regional language on a tray of rice or sand under the supervision of a respected elder. The function is held in schools, temples, and churches. Celebrations for Dasara in Mysore run for 10 days, starting from the beginning of Navratri and culminating in a grand parade on the tenth day.
October 2020 Holidays
Apart from Dasara, the holidays in October 2020 are as follows:
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Ayudha Puja||25th October||Sunday|
|Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti||31st October||Saturday|
Dussehra 2020 Wishes
Here are some messages you can send to friends and family members on the occasion of Dasara:
- May the festive season shower you with happiness, peace and prosperity.
- Hope your worries vanish with the smoke of the fireworks! Happy Dussehra.
- As the nation celebrates the victory of good over evil, here’s wishing you abundance of joy and blessings from our family.
- Banish the negatives in your life by turning over a new leaf this Dasara! Wish you a lifetime of joy and prosperity.
- Happy Durga Puja to your family! May you be blessed abundantly this year.
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