Dussehra 2019: Vijayadashami Date, Puja timings, history and significance of Dussehrahttps://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/dussehra-2019-date-puja-timings-history-significance-importance-dussehra-india-6056582/

Dussehra 2019: Vijayadashami Date, Puja timings, history and significance of Dussehra

Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2019 Date, Puja Timings: As part of Dussehra celebrations, huge and colourful effigies of Ravana, most times along with that of his brothers Meghanada and Kumbakaran, are burnt in large open grounds.

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This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 8. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Dussehra (Vijayadashami) 2019 Date, Puja Timings: Signifying the triumph of good (Dharma) over evil (Adharma), Vijayadashami or Dussehra (Dasara) is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri festival. While in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country, the festival commemorates Maa Durga’s victory over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura; in the north and central India, it signifies the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. It also marks the victory of Pandavas over the Kauravas.

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Many people conclude the celebrations by taking part in processions to a river or seaside to participate in idol immersion. They chant slogans and bid an emotional farewell to the goddess and seek her blessings while hoping for a sooner return next year.

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As part of Dussehra celebrations, huge and colourful effigies of Ravana, most times along with that of his brothers Meghanada and Kumbakaran, are burnt in large open grounds.

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The festival falls on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin in the Hindu calendar. This year, it will be celebrated on October 8. According to drikpanchang.com, this is the puja time for Vijayadashami/Dussehra.

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Vijay Muhurat = 2:04 pm to 2:50 pm
Duration = 46 minutes
Aparahna Puja Time = 1:17 pm to 3:36 pm
Duration = 2 Hours 15 minutes

Dashami tithi begins at 12:30 pm on October 7 and ends at 2:50 pm on October 8.