Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is a major Indian festival celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar. This day falls in the month of September or October. The day culminates a 9 day fasting period of Navratri in the Hindu culture. It is believed that the celebration of Dussehra started in the 17th century, when the king of Mysore ordered the celebration of the day on a grand scale. Ever since, the day is celebrated with great fervor and energy.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. The day also celebrates the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Dussehra celebration spreads the message of the victory of good over sin.
Dussehra App provides a detailed description of the colourful festival.
The history behind celebrating Dussehra ie the story of Rama over Ravana and victory of Goddess durga is well explained in the app.
The significance of dussehra provided in the app explains the significance of the 9 days celebration.
Quiz section of the app tests our knowledge about the dussehra festival.