The tenth day of the Navaratri festival is known as Dussehra, or Vijaya Dashami. The first nine days are celebrated as Navratri and culminating on the tenth day as Dussehra. This year Dussehra festival will be celebrated on 11th October 2016, Tuesday.
According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Dussehra falls on the 10th day (Dashami) of the month of Ashwin. It’s widely devoted to celebrating the victory of the Lord Rama over demon king Ravana.
Also, this day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights.
Dussehra/ Vijayadashami 2016 Puja Timing/Muhurat:
Vijay Muhurat: 14:29 to 15:15
Duration: 0 Hours 46 Mins
Aparahna Puja Time: 13:42 to 16:02
Duration: 2 Hours 19 Mins
Dashami Tithi Starts: 22:53 on 10th October, 2016
Dashami Tithi Ends: 22:28 on 11th October, 2016
For Hindus, Dussehra is a good time for reestablishing faith in the victory of good over evil. In Nepal Dasara is celebrated as Dashain. This time Dussehra falls on Tuesday, 11th October, 2016.
Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja and Seema Avalanghan are some of the rites which are followed on the day of Dussera. According to Hindu division of the day, these rituals should be done during Aparahna time.
Many Hindus observe this festival with social gatherings and food offerings to the gods at home and in temples throughout India and Nepal. Dussehra is an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and India.
Celebrate the Victory of the force of Good over Evil. Let’s Celebrate an auspicious day to begin new thing in life.
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