One Festival Different Celebrations: Witness the various colors of Dussehra this Holiday Season.
Dussehra is preceded by nine days of festivities which are marked by various activities and rituals. Dussehra (or Vijayadashmi) is a day which is celebrated to honor the triumph of Lord Ram over Ravana and triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the demon buffalo. Whether it is the victory of Lord Ram or Durga Maa, the festival symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil. Demonstrating that no matter how strong the evil becomes, the good will always win at the end.
The festival is usually celebrated during the month of September or October. Following are some of the places whose manner and enthusiasm of celebrating Dussehra is most famous worldwide:
Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan at the highest peak of the Aravalis has best reasons to make a sure-shot visit. Where the winters are so pleasant to enjoy the weather at its extremes; summers too bring too many fascinations for the Rajasthanis to have a great escape from the scorching moments. And when we discuss about summers and that too in Mount Abu, the next best idea to enjoy summer in Mount Abu is through the famous summer festival held every year during the months of May or June on the occasion of Buddh Poornima. This three days festival is all about getting closure to the pure Rajasthani and Gujarati culture at its best form. Continue reading
It is so interesting to know the fact that when people want to study the Indian culture, start with the stories and legend behind the festivals. India, being the land of multiple festivals throughout the year brings the impression more glued with the legends behind every festival. And of course, the more you get to know these stories the deeper you feel the faith in Indian culture and its majestic festivals.
The journey of the festivals can be initiated with the most celebrated “Ganesh Chaturthi“, some call it the “Vinayaka Chaturthi”; probably to make a “Shree Ganesh” of all the Hindu festivals, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha every year during the month of Bhaadrapara (in Hindu calendar), starting on the Shukla Chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period).