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Festivals of India

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Festival of India
Dussehra is also popularly known as Vijadashmi. Vijaydashmi celebrates the victory of Lord Shri Ram and Goddess Durga. In both the forms it symbolizes victory of good over evil. Dussehra is celebrated throughout the nation with zeal and fervour.
Dusshera in different states of India is celebrated in different manner but the message of the festival remains the same. Dussehra is celebrated in high scale in Bengal and North India.
Dussehra of Kullu in Himachal Pardesh
Kullu situated in Himachal Pradesh has a unique tradition to celebrate Dussehra. Dussehra is known as Dashmi in this region and it commences on the 10th day of Ashwin month. Dussehra in Kullu is significant as a festival, cultural celebration and tradition. One can experience a great zeal in the festival celebrated in Kullu on the last day of the Dashmi.
Vijaydashmi in Kullu is celebrated since the era of King Jagat Singh. A chariot festival is organised and the statue of lord Raghunath is seated on it along with the idols of goddess Sita and Hindiba.
This chariot is then taken from one place to another and it stays there for 6 days. On the sixth day, all the gods and goddesses meet at one place termed as “Mohalla”. Everyone dances and enjoy on the seventh day at the bank of Vyas river where Lanka dahan is organised and some animals are sacrificed.
On the last day, the chariot is brought back at the first place and Lord Raghunath’s statue is reestablished in the Raghunatha Temple. In this way, Dussehra is celebrated in the Kullu region with excitement and passion.
Mysore Dussehra
The Dussehra celebrated in Mysore is popular around the world. Dussehra celebrated in Mysore is a representative of great harmony between historical and religious culture. On this day, the entire city is decorated with flowers, diyas and bulbs.
Goddess Chamudeshwari, the goddess of Mysore hills is worshipped in Mysore on the first day of festival.  Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on this...

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