The excitement and anticipation of the upcoming Dussehra can be felt all around the country. During the joyous celebrations of Dussehra and Diwali, the entire country is a sight to behold. It’s a wonderful occasion for reuniting with loved ones from near and far.
It is becoming increasingly common for Indian children to spend their formative years away from home, a practice that represents a novel custom with an Indian point of view. However, during the holiday seasons of Dussehra and Diwali, people use the time to get together with their loved ones, plan poojas, get together with siblings and close friends, and perhaps even attend fetes.
Fireworks above a massive edifice depicting the evil king Ravana is a key draw for Dussehra, especially for children. And on the evening of Dussehra, it is set ablaze, resulting in a spectacular fireworks display.
Etymology of Dussehre
Dussehra is steeped with stunning folklore. This is from the Ramayana epic, where the demonic king Ravana kidnaps Lord Rama’s bride, Seeta Mata. Therefore, Lord Ram travels to Lanka with the help of the monkey god Hanuman and uses his arrow to kill the Demon king Ravana. The triumph of good over evil is celebrated on Dussehra.
Dussehra is an important Hindu holiday. In the distant past, on this day, Lord Rama triumphed over Ravana, the monarch of Lanka. As a result, Rama’s triumph over Ravana is commemorated with the festival of Dussehra. As so, it signifies the triumph of good over evil. Dasharatha was Rama’s father, the king.
In Ayodhya, Dasharatha planned to crown Ram king. However, Dasharatha was pressured by Rama’s stepmother Kaikeyi into exiling Rama to the wilderness for fourteen years. Rama listened to his father’s orders. He left towards the woods. His family, including wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, accompanied him. For thirteen years, Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita were lost in the woods. Several demons were fought and killed during this time. In the fourteenth year of Rama’s exile, the ruler of Lanka, Ravana, challenged him to battle. In Rama’s absence, Ravana had Sita taken to his palace.
An army of forest men was amassed by Rama. Hanuman, one of them, was an especially devoted follower of Rama. As a result, he sided with Rama in his conflict with Ravana. Rama and Ravana fought for ten days straight. Rama slew Ravana on day 10. Both Kumbha Karna and Megh Natha, Ravana’s brother and son, perished as well.
How we celebrate Dussehra
The Hindu festival of Dussehra is celebrated with considerable fanfare. On this date, a fair is held. Ravana, Kumbh Karna, and Megh Natha effigies are torched.
Dussehra parties tend to go all out. For instance, in Gujarat and increasingly also in the megacities, people celebrate the Navratris by dancing the dandiya raas (also known as “Garba”) together.
Dussehra is a major festival in India, and it is celebrated with poojas, presents, and get-togethers. Dressing up for Dussehra adds a new dimension to the celebration.
During Dussehra, many individuals dress formally, frequently in stylish formalwear.
If you poll people, you’ll get different answers: It’s not about you, your spouse, or your career; it’s about the kids, the traditions, the decorations, the family, or the food. The exchange and reception of presents is an important part of the holiday celebration for many.
Obviously, there are those who believe Santa Claus is the most important part of Christmas. 86% of us believed in Santa when we were kids, according to a poll by MSNBC. Some of us will always have faith!
Why do we celebrate Christmas
Then there are the people who will remind you that Jesus was born as a baby and that’s why we celebrate Christmas. They are so committed to the holiday that they attend a service on Christmas Eve and read the Christmas narrative from the Bible every year.
Could it be, though, that none of those things really sum up what Christmas is all about? Although they have a place in our Christmas traditions, they are not the true focus of the holiday. The birth of Jesus Christ is commemorated at Christmas.
Those are the pivotal two words here. Without those two words, the birth of Jesus is nothing more than an interesting tale about an ancient event. It’s ridiculous to continue the party for another two millennia just because Jesus was born. Nonetheless, there is abundant cause for joy because the baby Jesus born is also THE SAVIOR.
On the night Jesus was born, there were shepherds out in the fields beyond Bethlehem, watching over their flocks. They were going about their normal activities when all of a sudden an angel came among them. The shepherds were naturally shocked by the brilliant radiance emanating from this angel. But then the angel reassured them, “Have no fear! I have news that will make everyone very happy. “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord!“
However, what had been birthed was more than simply a baby. The Messiah had finally arrived. He came into the world to save everyone, including those humble shepherds. They abandoned their flock in search of this promised Messiah. Since then, Christians have commemorated the holiday of Christmas as marking the arrival of THE SAVIOR.