The Hindu religion is marked by a number of festivals. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism is Dussehra and Vijayadashami, which marks the victory of good over evil. On this day, Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana and won the battle against him. The festival is celebrated in the form of grand events all around India, with huge effigies of Ravana, Meghanatha and Kumbhakarana burnt. While the event is celebrated in huge gatherings in community grounds, these days children even gather on the streets to burn small homemade effigies of the three demons. Another legend says that that this was the day when Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahisasura. Dussehra festival falls on the tenth day or Dashami of the Shukla Paksha of Ashvin month of the Hindu calendar, which usually corresponds with the month of October. It is a national holiday in India, with all schools, colleges, offices and government institutes being closed for the day. Dussehra also marks the upcoming festive season the country, with the biggest Hindu festival of Diwali falling 20 days after it. The festival of Dussehra is not only celebrated at a lavish scale in all the states of India but also in many countries around the world, where the Indians settled their carry forward their tradition and legacy.
Dussehra Vijayadashmi 2018 Date and Puja Shubh Mahurat
In 2018, Dussehra Vijayadashmi will be celebrated in 19th October, which falls on Friday.
Dashami Tithi Begins at 15:28 on 18th October, 2018
Dashami Tithi Ends at 11:57 on 19th October, 2018
The Puja Mahurat for Dussehra Vijayadashmi falls in the Aparahana Puja time and all the rituals should be performed in this mahurat as per the traditions.