Festivals India > Dussehra The Festival Of Victory Of Good Over Evil

Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. The festival of Dussehra is observed on the 10th day of Hindu month - Ashvin, falls under September - October, every year. Vijayadasami is observed for different reasons depends on the culture and customs it is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. In the eastern and northeastern states of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, remembering Goddess Durga's victory over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In the northern, southern and western states, the festival is synonymously called Dussehra (also spelled Dasara, Dashahara). In these regions, it marks the end of "Ramlila" and remembers god Rama's victory over the demon Ravana, or alternatively it marks a reverence for one of the aspects of goddess Devi such as Durga or Saraswati.