New Delhi| Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Dussehra is one of the most significant festivals in India. This festival is celebrated with full fervour and enthusiasm and it marks the end of the nine-day festival of the Navratri. The tenth day of Navratri will mark the celebration of Dussehra, that will fall on October 25 this year, that is Sunday. However, in some places, Dusshera or Vijay Dashmi will be celebrated on October 26.

As per Drik Panchang, the Vijay Dashami mahurat is between 01.58 pm and 02.43 pm on October 25, and for Dashami in West Bengal, the Aparahna puja time is from 01.13 pm to 03.28 pm on October 26.

On Sunday, PM Narendra Modi also greeted the nation on the occasion of Vijayadashami:

Dussehra 2020 date

This year, Dussehra or Vijaydashmi is being celebrated today on October 25 as per the Gregorian calendar. Whereas, in West Bengal and other eastern states, Vijaya Dashami shall be observed on October 26.

Dussehra 2020 Dashami Tithi

The Dashami Tithi will take place at 7:41 AM on October 25 and ends at 9:00 AM on October 26.

Dussehra 2020 Puja Shubh Muhurat

According to drikpanchang, the timings of the festival are as follows:

Aparahna Puja Time - 01:12 PM to 03:27 PM

Vijaya Muhurat - 1:57 PM to 2:42 PM

Why is Dussehra celebrated?

The festival of Dussehra is associated with the story of two legends. The common thing in both of the story is that it celebrates the win of good over evil. On the day of Dashami, Goddess Durga killed the demon named Mahishasura's tyranny with her trident in a battle that lasted for nine days. On the other hand, King Ravana also met the same fate as he was killed by Lord Rama. Thus, the Mother Goddess and Maryada Purushottam established Dharma and restored peace by ending chaos and destruction.

Every year, this day marks the celebration of Lord Rama's victory over Ravana. This festival is celebrated in several parts of the country, and this tradition is referred to as Ravana Dahan.

During Dussehra, the artists also take part in a play based on Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas, and this is famous as Ramlila.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma