What Is Dussehra And Why Do We Celebrate It?
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Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is one of the most auspicious and important Hindu festivals. This festival is observ for different reasons all over the country. On the east and northeast side, it is the last day of Durga Puja. On this day, the goddess of power and a fiercely protective mother, Goddess Durga conquered evil (Mahishasura). In the northern, southern, and western parts of the country, it is celebrate as the last day of the victory of Ramlila and Ram (avatar of Vishnu, one of the supreme gods of Hindu mythology) over Ravana. Alternatively, it marks it as an opportunity to respect one of the aspects of the goddess Devi. On Dussehra, sweets are trad and effigies of Ravana are burnt. The first days are call Navaratri and during these nine days hymns are sung, offerings are made and the celebrations are in full swing.