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Why do we celebrate Dussehra?

Vijayadashami or Dussehra festival are holidays that are observed to remember this day and Dussehra celebrations happen all over the nation.

Dussehra is one of the most significant Hindu celebrations celebrated all over India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The name Dussehra comes from 2 Sanskrit words- Dasha and Hara which implies removal of 10 bad qualities within us which connotes Lord Rama’s triumph over the ten-headed devil Ravana.


This celebration is also called ‘Vijayadashami’. The name Vijayadashami comes from the Sanskrit words “Vijaya and Dashami” which means “Triumph on the Dashami”.

Story behind Dussehra

Dussehra marks the auspicious day when Lord Rama slayed the ten headed King of Lanka ‘Ravana’ because he had kidnapped His wife Goddess Sita.In order to battle Ravana and get Goddess Sita back, Lord Rama travelled all the way to Lanka (Ravana’s kingdom ) with the help of his brother Lakshman and his devotee Hanuman.


When Ram came to know about Ravana’s boon from Ravana’s brother, he decided to pray to Goddess Durga and seek her blessing in winning the battle. Finally, Lord Rama killed Ravana and triumphed against evil.


Dussehra additionally denotes the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura.Riding on a lion, Goddess Durga battled Mahishasura. The fight raged for nine days and nine evenings. At last, on the tenth day of Ashvin Shukla Paksha, Mahishasura was crushed and killed by Goddess Durga.


Consequently, Dasha-Hara is otherwise called Navratri or Durgotsav and is a festival of Goddess Durga’s triumph over Mahishasura. Vijayadashami or Dussehra festival are holidays that are observed to remember this day and Dussehra celebrations happen all over the nation.


Recommended Rudraksha for Navratri

The 9 Mukhi Rudraksha is said to be blessed by Navadurga. This bead is a rare and powerful Rudraksha which propagates Devi’s blessings in the form of energy, power, fearlessness and dynamism.

We at Rudralife worship the divine 9 Mukhi Rudraksha during our entire 10-day Navchandi Puja. We encourage each and every devotee to experience the power of the divine 9 Mukhi Rudraksha. 

Om Namah Shivay 🙏🙏

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