The very less known facts about Dasahra that everyone knows, Let’s find 10 out of them.
- Dussehra or Vijayadashami, actually marks two celebrations in India: the victory of Rama over Ravana, and the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura
2. Few states in India celebrate the day as Dussehra and few do as Durga Pooja on same day.
3. The name Vijayadashami originates from the combination of two word vijaya Which means victory in Sanskrit) and dashami (the 10th day of the lunar calendar). It signifies the day that Goddess Durga defeated the demon Mahishasura.
4. Mahishasura the demon was growing so powerful that he was undefeatable by anybody, So the God Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva joined their energies to create Shakti (an incarnation of Durga), a single mass of incandescent energy, to kill Mahishasura.
5. The battle raged for nine days and nights between Durga and Mahishasura. Finally on the tenth day, Mahishasura was defeated and killed by Durga.
6. It was first celebrated in the 17th century when the king of Mysore ordered his kingdom to celebrate the festival on a large scale, and hereafter the festival is celebrated in a grand and enthusiasm.
7. Late Srikanta Datta Wadiyar, Former Maharaja of Mysore was first inaugurated Dasara in Mysore.
8. The Dasara festival completed 400th anniversary in year 2010
9. Dussehra is the time which also changes the Hot summer season and welcomes the Cold winter season.
10. It is a popular belief that Devi arrives and departs in some form of transportation which predicts the lives of people for the coming year. There are various forms like Palki, Nouka (Boat), Ashwa(Horse), Gaj (Elephant),etc. each having its own significance. For example, the departure by horse signifies devastation as was the case in early day’s after any war. Coming by boat signifies natural gifts like a good harvest.
Wishing Everyone A Happy Dusshera.
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