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Dussehra 2024 Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About the Festival

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a big Indian festival celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. It comes at the end of the nine-night festival called Navaratri. The main story behind Dussehra is from the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana to rescue his wife, Sita.

People celebrate this day by watching plays and performances called Ram Lila, which show the story of Lord Rama. In many places, huge effigies of the demon king Ravana are built and then burned in open spaces to symbolize the victory of good. People also worship Goddess Durga during this time. Dussehra is a time for joy, cultural events, and the start of new things.


Dusshera / Vijaydashmi 2024 Puja Date and Time

Dusshera / Vijaydashmi 2024

Event Date & Time Day
Vijaydashmi 12th October, 2024 Saturday
Vijay Muhurat 02:03 PM to 02:49 PM on 12th October, 2024 Saturday
Bengal Vijayadashami 13th October, 2024 Sunday
Aparahna Puja Time 01:17 PM to 03:35 PM on 13th October, 2024 Sunday
Dashami Tithi Begins 10:58 AM on Oct 12, 2024 Saturday
Dashami Tithi Ends 09:08 AM on Oct 13, 2024 Sunday
Shravana Nakshatra Begins 05:25 AM on Oct 12, 2024 Saturday
Shravana Nakshatra Ends 04:24 AM on Oct 13, 2024 Sunday

Facts About Dusshera / Vijaydashmi 2024 Puja Date and Time

  1. Symbolic Victory: Dussehra symbolizes the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, emphasizing the triumph of good over evil.
  2. Navaratri Celebration: Dussehra is the culmination of Navaratri, a nine-night festival dedicated to the Goddess Durga and her various forms.
  3. Ram Lila Traditions: Ram Lila, dramatic reenactments of episodes from the Ramayana, are performed during Dussehra to narrate the life and victories of Lord Rama.
  4. Effigy Burning Ritual: One of the most iconic customs involves building tall effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Meghnad, which are then burned in public as a symbolic act of destroying evil forces.
  5. Regional Variations: Different regions in India celebrate Dussehra uniquely. For example, in Mysuru, Karnataka, there is a grand procession, while Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, hosts a week-long fair.
  6. Goddess Durga’s Farewell: In some areas, Dussehra marks the farewell of Goddess Durga, and her idols are immersed in water, symbolizing her return to the celestial abode.
  7. Auspicious Beginnings: Dussehra is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures or endeavors, reflecting the positive and victorious energy associated with the festival.
  8. Cultural Programs: Festivities during Dussehra include cultural events, fairs, and processions, bringing communities together to celebrate the triumph of righteousness.
  9. Educational Significance: The festival also highlights the importance of education, as it is believed that Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, blessed Lord Rama during his battle against Ravana.
  10. Marking the End of Agyatvas: According to the Ramayana, Dussehra also marks the end of Lord Rama’s 14 years of exile (Agyatvas), as he returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. This aspect adds a historical and narrative significance to the festival.

Check All Hindu Festival Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Timing

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Bhogi  Dussehra Holika Dahan  Magh Purnima Teej
Chhath  Ganesh Chaturthi Kalash Sthapana  Maha Shivaratri Tulsi Vivah
Dasha Mata Govardhan  Kanya Pujan Makar Sankranti  Ugadi 
Dhanteras Gudi Padwa  Kartika Purnima Nag Panchami Vasant Panchami 
Diwali  Hanuman Jayanti Karva Chauth Raksha Bandhan


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