Dussehra Festival, Delhi

History about Dussehra

Dussehra or Vijayadashami is one the festival celebrated with lots of fun-filled and joyous celebration across India. On this festive occasion you will watch the huge effigies of Ravana, Meghnand and Kumbhkaran burned to the ground or local Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. It is known as the most joyous affair with grand celebrations. The main thing is Ravana effigies are burned in the open ground that is a symbol of the victory of good over evil. At Dusshera festive occasion commencement of happy sacred Navratri (9 nights) to take fast for seeking peace and prosperity from Goddesses Durga. It is preceded with lots of excitement and religious affair to appease Goddess Durga.

When it comes to Kolkata it has pored as Durga puja where Gujaratis celebrate this occasion by performing Garba traditional dance on all Navratri.

Among all other festive occasions, Dusshera is a special event held a special value generally for people across North India and other nearest & dearest states. This day significance is to express the burned effigies of Ravana as the epitome of victory of good over evil. Dusshera is celebrated at different venues in Delhi NCR with so many fireworks as Ravana starts to burn from the fire. As per the Hindu mythology, it symbolizes good over evil, celebrations are great with fanfare and traditional fervor.

How to Celebrate Dusshera

The complete celebration of Dusshera includes various customs and traditions are performed. Ravana effigies are made packed with so many firecrackers to make a loud sound as Ravana goes up in flames. This literally a nice scene for audience gather in the ground and chanting of "Jay Shree Ram" to consider a great mark of the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana.

Someone shared thought Dusshera means different to different people because for some people it is a happy ending of the fast. And for some others, it is a great fervor to enjoy a display of fireworks in a form of huge Ravana effigies at the event of local mela.

What You Can't-Miss In Delhi

Plan a trip to enjoy such a festive occasion where you must watch Ramlila traditional chanting known as a theatrical show (Ramayana). It is sung in a very humble and modest sound where an important character plays a mesmerizing role by wearing good looking heavy costumes.

Ravana's huge effigy is burnt that is made with firecrackers and some material that catches fire immediately and lighten up the sky with crazy sound.

Dussehra Festival Date and Day:-

2025 Festival Date: Thursday, 2 October

2024 Festival Date: Sunday, 11 October

2023 Festival Date: Tuesday, 24 October

2022 Festival Date: Tuesday, 4 October

2021 Festival Date: Thursday, 14 October

2020 Festival Date: Sunday, 25 October

2019 Festival Date: Tuesday, 8 October

2018 Festival Date: Friday, 19 October

Type : Cultural