Win Over Evil Vijayadasami Or Dussehra Celebrated in Style in India

Dussehra 2016 - Delhi Lalkilla
Dussehra 2016 - Delhi Lalkilla

This is the festival month in India and rightful reasons are there to celebrate. One after another major Hindu Festivals are lined up to enjoy. Today one of the most important day Vijayadasami or Dussehra day of Win Over Evil.

Vijayadasami (Sanskrit: विजयदशमी) also known as Dussehra (Sanskrit: दशहरा) an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India and Nepal.

Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within you*:

Ahankara* (Ego)
Amanavta* (Cruelty)
Anyaaya* (Injustice)
Kama vasana* (Lust)
Krodha* (Anger)
Lobha* (Greed)
Mada* (Over Pride)
Matsara* (Jealousy)
Moha* (Attachment)
Swartha* (Selfishness)
Hence, also known as *’Vijaydashami’* signifying *”Vijaya”* over these ten bad qualities.

Meghana says this in her one of the wisdoms chants. Dasa-hara is a form of Dasanan ravan (“Ravana’s defeat”).

The day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights. Vijayadasami” is derived from the Sanskrit vijaya-dasami (victory on the dasami: the tenth day of the Hindu month). Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadasami.

New Delhi has many colorful events to celebrate but most famous is Dussehra of Ram Leela Maidan , Lal Quella and many others.

This time IBG NEWS made live covarage of Lal Killa Dussehra. Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and Bollywood Hero Ajay Devgan was the star attraction to celebrate the day with people of Delhi with full rituals and respect.

A Ram Lila Show was organized by the organizers.