Happy Dussehra 2021: Dussehra is commemorated on the Dashami Tithi, Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashwin. Dasara 2021 is a Hindu festival that marks the victory of good over evil. On the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja), according to the Hindu calendar falls the Dussehra festival. This year, you will see the Dussehra Holiday on 15th October 2021, Friday.
The festival of Dussehra is observed with much zeal and enthusiasm over the country. You can get all details about Ganga Dussehra 2021 from the below sections. Keep on reading & find When is Dussehra of 2021? & What is the importance of Dasara or Vijaya Dashami 2021?
- About Dussehra 2021
- Ganga Dussehra Date in India Calendar
- Importance of Dasara, Ravan Dahan & Vijayadashami
- How to Celebrate Dussehra Navratri?
- FAQs on Ganga Dussehra 2021 Festival
About Dussehra 2021 in India: Date, Puja Timings & Significance of Dussehra
Dussehra, Dasara, or Dashain, also known as Vijayadashami is the most important Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga across the country with much excitement & joy. Devotees worship the Durga idol for nine nights and celebrate the end of the Navratri festival as the day of Dussehra and immerse the idol of Maa Durga after nine nights of Pooja.
In North India, people decorate pandals and worship Durga Mata by performing divine songs, recite the story of Dussehra, and play Garba, Dandiya by young women and men both together and enjoy the festival in bright lights and divine music. Know what is Dussehra, why is Dussehra celebrated, Dussehra puja time, how to celebrate Dussehra at home on this page, and celebrate Dasara festival 2021 in a traditional way.
When is Dussehra in 2021? | Ganga Dussehra 2021 Date in India Calendar
- Date – October 15, 2021 (Sunday)
- Vijay Muhurat – 2:02 pm to 2:48 pm
- Aparahna Puja Time – start at 1:16 pm and end at 3:34 pm
- Dashami Tithi Begins – 6:52 pm on October 14, 2021
- Dashami Tithi Ends – 6:02 pm on October 15, 2021
Importance of Ravan Dahan & Vijayadashami | History of Dussehra 2021
Dussehra festival signifies the end of Ramlila, a brief story of Rama, Sita, and Lakshaman, and cherishes God Rama’s winning moment over the Ravan. On Dasara, towering images of Ravan, Ravan, Kumbhakarna, and Meghanada symbolizing evil, are burnt with fireworks, considering evil’s end. This auspicious Hindu festival is marked by recalling the victory of Good over Evil.
Dasara Celebrations | How to Celebrate Dussehra?
Dusshera is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and also the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura. Dussehra or Dasara is also known as Vijayadashami. In Nepal, Dasara is commemorated as Dashain.
Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja, and Seema Avalanghan are some of the observances which are obeyed on the day of Dussehra. As per the Hindu calendar, these rituals should be performed while Aparahna time.
Dusshera festival in India is marked with enthusiasm over all temples of Goddess Durga in the state of Andhra, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and some other states. People celebrate the Dussehra festival the whole nine nights called Navratri and on the tenth day burnt Ravan idols and celebrate Vijayadashami.
On these Navratri days, Goddess Durga is decorated in different avatars such as Mahishasura Mardini, Bala Tripura Sundari, Raja Rajeshwari, Annapoorna, Kali, Kanaka Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Gayatri Devi.
FAQs on Ganga Dussehra 2021 Festival
1. When is Dussehra this Year?
This Year, Dussehra Festival is falling on 15th October 2021, Friday.
2. What is Dussehra Festival & What is the story of Dasara?
Dussehra Festival is marked as the triumph of good over evil. The story behind the Dasara festival 2021 is the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king of Lanks, Ravana.
3. Why do we celebrate Dussehra?
We Indians celebrate Dussehra by burning the three huge effigies– Ravana’s, Kumbhakaran’s (Ravan’s brother), and Meghnad’s (Ravan’s son). Thus, signifying the victory of good over evil.
4. How is Dussehra celebrated in different parts of India?
Dussehra is marked in various parts of India, while some perform Kali puja, some keep Durga idols at Mandal and worship goddess for nine nights then perform Durga idol immersion, and others burn Ravana statue.
5. Is Dussehra a Public Holiday?
Dussehra is a public holiday in India. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.