Happy Dussehra 2021: Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami, in Hinduism, holiday marking the triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita.
Dussehra is celebrated with great fervour and fanfare. In North India, it incorporates Ram Lila, a gala theatrical enactment of Rama’s life story. Effigies of Ravana—often along with those of Meghnada (Ravana’s son) and Kumbhkarana (Ravana’s brother)—are stuffed with firecrackers and set ablaze at night in open fields.
Vijayadashami literally translates as the victorious tenth day. Hindu tradition celebrates the victory of good over evil on this day. This day is also a kind of thanksgiving for all the divine energies that participated in the war and won over the demonic forces. People make new beginnings on Vijayadashami day hoping that this day will bring them good luck and prosperity.
Dussehra 2021: Significance and rituals
In North India, Dussehra is celebrated with much fanfare and Ram Lila, an enactment of Lord Rama’s story, is organized on all nine days of Navratri culminating with the killing of Ravana and burning of his life-size effigy on the day of Dussehra or Vijayadashami along with those of Meghnad and Kumbhakaran. Dusshehra also signifies getting rid of sins or bad qualities as each head of the Ravana symbolizes one bad quality.
Dussehra for many means beginning preparation for Diwali, which is celebrated 20 days after Vijayadashami, the day when Lord Rama reached Ayodhya with Sita.
Worshipping Shami tree on the day of Vijayadashami holds a great significance in some parts of the country as it is believed that Arjun hid his weapons inside Shami tree during his exile. Shami Puja is also known as Banni Puja and Jammi puja in some of the southern states in India.
Dussehra 2021 falls on October 15. The day signals the victory of good over evil. On this day, the idols of Goddess Durga are immersed in water bodies.
This Dussehra, connect with your loved ones on Dussehra with these wishes and messages:
Happy Dussehra. May the occasion bring happiness, fortune and prosperity to your life.
May this festive season lift up your spirits with joy, peace and contentment.
Let us all celebrate the victory of good over evil on this auspicious day. Happy Dussehra.
May this festive season bless you and your loved ones with love, joy, and protection against all evil.
Sending you warm wishes this festive season, so that you prosper and evolve to your best version.
May you be blessed with fortune, happiness and success this Dussehra.
May you receive the choicest blessings of this festive season. Happy Dussehra.
This Dussehra will bring light and love to your doorstep.
Embrace the goodness in your life and ward off all evil that comes on your path. Happy Dussehra 2021.
The time for the celebration of the victory of the good over the evil has arrived. Let’s continue the same spirit. Happy Vijayadashami!
Vijaya Dashmi, the festival of conquering over demons, may you triumph in all aspects of your life, Happy Vijayadashmi! May all the sweet enchantment of Dussehra conspire to gladden your hearts and fulfil every yearning. Wishing you and your family a Happy Dussehra!
Celebrate the triumph of the force of good over the force of evil. Let us celebrate an auspicious day to begin a new chapter in our lives. Happy Dussehra!
As the candlelight flame Your life may always be happy, As the mountain high You move without shyness, As sunshine creates morning glory, The fragrance fills years as Flory, All darkness is far away, As light is on its way. Wishing You all a very Happy Dussehra 2021!
Truth always leads to victory. Happy Dussehra to you and your family!
Ram is your soul. Sita is your heart. Ravan is your mind that steals your heart from your soul. Lakshman is your consciousness, always with you and active on your behalf. Hanuman is your intuition and courage that helps retrieve your heart to re-animate your soul. Happy Vijayadashami 2021!
Happy Dussehra to all of you. Hope this festive season brings lots of joy to all of you.
As Shri Ram kills Ravan And comes back to people he loves, As Maa Durga kills Mahishasura, And prepares to go back to her heavenly abode, May these good-over-evil stories, Inspire you towards your own victories! To meet great targets! Aspire & Stretch! Tide over bad times! Make the best of your good times! And just enjoy! Wishing U and your family A Very Happy Vijaya Dashami & a Happy Dussehra 2021!!
On the day of Vijayadashami, let us all move forward to safe, happy and prosperous days of luck, success and fulfilment. May we all be divinely protected.
Before the golden sun rises let me decorate each of the rays wid success & happiness to you & your family. Happy Dussehra 2021!
Day for the victory of Ram over Ravana. When in Satya Yuga, Ram killed the great demon and king of Lanka, Ravana. Let’s celebrate together and believe in the blessings of God for good. Happy Dussehra 2021!