When Dashanand Burns

When Dashanand Burns

Dussehra is one the most important festival & big hindu’s festival which is not only celebrate in India but also in Nepal. In Nepal Navratri is known as Dashain, Durgostav, Bijaya Dasmi, Dassehra. In india it is know as Dussehra or Durapuja or Vijaya Dashmi.

Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashmi which falls on 10th day of Ashwin Month according to hindu calendar this day falls in the moth of September or Octrober.  Every year Dussehra is celebrated in every state of India especially in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh.

Dandiya or Raas or Garba is folk dance of Gujarat where marrigable girls, boys, kids  dance (married also ) with sticks or by hands by making concentric circles around the Image or idol of Matarani or Amba Maa. In gujarat & Maharashtra it is also known as Navratri. In Bengal it is known as Durga Puja.  It is nine days festival where as in Bengal durga puja starts from Shashti. 

Pooja Pandal 

Garba Dance Loaction 

As far as I concerned I like to paly dandiy, garba which not only gives mental happiness but physical exercise to our body which helps us to get refresh, refill our mind with pack of positive energy. The colourful attire of boys that is they wore Turbans & Kedias this dress may vary from area to area. Women wear traditional attire colourful embroidered choli, Ghaghra & Bhandhani Dupatta.

Ghagra choli dressess 

Kids wore Ghagra (girls) & kedia (boy)

Dussehra has consider one of the auspicious day as many legends of Mahabharata & Ramayana are connected to this day. This day is also known as Vijaya dashmi becoz Lord Rama killed Dashanand Ravana who deliberately kidnapped his wife Goddess Sita, before killing Ravana,  Lord Rama worshipped Maa Adishakti i.e. Maa Durga to seek the blessings of her.

According to mythology Pandavas’ complted their 12 years periods to live in wood & one year period of disguise & on this day they (pandavas) wordshipped Maa Durga & take their weapons from Shami tree where they were hide their weapons so we exchange the leaves of Shami to each others on this days .

This is story of Rain Coin where Kautsa who was young Brahmin boy of Devdatta after completion of his education he wanted to give Guru Dakshina to his Guru Vartantu initially guru refused to take but Kautsa insist to give so guru ask for 140 million gold  coins which is not possible for him so he went to his king Raghu who was generous, later king Raghu went to Kuber to ask to shower the rain of gold coin. Kuber showered the rain of gold coin near Shami Tree & Apta tree so the leaves of shami or apta used as symbol of gold. first offer leaves to goddess Maa Shakti  & then exchange these leaves with family members & friends to seek the blessings of thenm (elder people). Devdatta gives gold coins to his guru Vartantu.  

Aapta leave 

Apta leave back side

Apta tree shown in black circle

This is year I get  opportunity to see Ravan Dahan I never went to see Ravan Dahan in my life. It was indeed wonderful & amazing experience to see burning Dashanad ie. Ravan. Everyone should go at least once in their life time to see Ravan Dahan. I went with my sitser to see face to face Ravan. This ground is located at Tilkanagar Nagpur, where I went to see Ravan dahan this was their 52nd year of Ravan Dahan Celebration which was falls on 11th October this year. The image of Ravana was made up of cardboard, papers, heystacks material so that it can easily catch fire.  As soon as I reached on the ground I saw various hawkers were gather there to sell masks of gods or goddess, weapons of lords like Gada, stalls of Panipuriwala, Bhelwala were also there which was really mouth watering & makes the atmosphere yummy. So many children were gather over their with their parents to see celebrations.

Gada image 

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Dashanand Ravan on ground

Very nice procession was organized by local working committee of Tilak Nagar, where small boys & girls took part as Rama, Laxmana, Sita, Hanumana. They all make the atmosphere holy. After procession there was firecracker show was organized which was mesmerizing which is followed by Burning of Ravana it is symbol of Victory of Good over Bad things at sharp 6.30 p.m. every one was acclaiming Lord Rama ki jay ho, Jai Shree Ram. So Say with me Jai Shree Ram. Spread the word Love & peace. :) 

colourful firecracker show

when firecracker glitters at night


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