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Description : In India, Dussehra and Vijayadashami are used interchangeably. Both terms represent the same festival and observed on Shukla Paksha Dashami during Ashwin month as per Hindu lunar calendar. [...more]
Also Called : Vijayadashami, Dasara
Significance : killing of 10 headed demon Ravana
Deity(s) : Lord Rama, Goddess Aparajita, Shami Tree
Key Rituals : Ravana Dahana (burning effigy of demon king Ravana)
Mythological Figures : Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana

2018 Dussehra date : October 19 (Friday)
2019 Dussehra date : October 08 (Tuesday)
2020 Dussehra date : October 25 (Sunday)
2021 Dussehra date : October 15 (Friday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)
Amanta - Dashami of Ashwin month (Shukla Paksha)

2020 Dussehra Puja Time :
Jaipur - 14:02 to 14:47
Chennai - 13:49 to 14:35
Mumbai - 14:17 to 15:02
Kolkata - 13:13 to 13:59
Gurgaon - 13:57 to 14:41
Hyderabad - 13:55 to 14:41
Bengaluru - 14:00 to 14:46
Ahmedabad - 14:16 to 15:01
Chandigarh - 13:57 to 14:41


Observances :
  • mocking killing of demon Ravana through Ramlila
  • effigy of Ravana getting burned in public event
  • display of firework
  • sisters putting Tika on the forehead of brothers
  • Sindur Utsav in West Bengal [...more]

Art Work :
Dussehra Images
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