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Significance of Dussehra

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Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami and is celebrated as victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura. The festival of Dussehra is unique in its perception and significance. According to the Ramayana, Lord Ram killed Ravana on the tenth day, i.e. Dussehra. It is called as triumph of virtue over sin or immorality. Ravana is said to have abducted Ram’s wife, Sita and was also known as a dictating ruler. The end of Ravana meant end of bad and evil spirit as he was a demon by birth too. In some parts of India, people celebrate Dussehra by burning the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnath. 

Jubel D’cruz

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