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Dussehra 2020 Highlights: People burnt Ravana effigies in various parts of the country; celebrated the victory of good over evil

Dussehra 2020 (Vijaya Dashami) Highlights: Here is how people celebrated the festival.

By: Lifestyle Desk |
Updated: October 25, 2020 7:28:32 pm
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Dussehra 2020 (Vijaya Dashami) Highlights: People across the country have united in celebrating Dussehra. The underlying message on this day is the victory of truth over evil and to celebrate that effigies of the 10-headed Ravana is burnt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too shared greetings for Maha Navami and Dussehra. On this occasion, he hoped for the triumph of truth and wished for new hope. “सभी देशवासियों को विजयादशमी की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं। बुराई पर अच्छाई और असत्य पर सत्य की जीत का यह महापर्व हर किसी के जीवन में नई प्रेरणा लेकर आए।” he wrote. He also extended his greetings for Mahanavami and mentioned how the ninth form of Maa Durga is celebrated on this day.

Happy Dussehra 2020: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos, and Greetings

As per, the Vijay Muhurat is between 01.57 pm to 02.42 pm on October 25. The Bengali Vijaya Dashmi is on October 26 and the Aparahna Puja Time is between 01.12 pm and 03.27 pm. 02.06 pm and 02.52 pm. Dashami tithi begins at 07.41 am on October 25 and ends at 9.00 am on October 26.

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19:24 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Know all about Dussehra Ravan Dahan tithi here

The killing of the 10-headed Ravana is symbolically marked by the burning of the Ravan effigy in modern times on Dussehra or Dasara. It denotes the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana — the King of Lanka. According to Hindu mythology, Ravana was defeated after a fierce battle with Lord Ram, marking the conclusive victory of good over evil.

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According to, the Dashami tithi begins at 07.41 am on October 25 and ends at 9.00 am on October 26.

19:12 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Milind Soman wishes his fans on Instagram with a heartfelt message

He wrote: "Never give up doing what you believe is right, because good always wins in the end, however long it takes !!"

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18:59 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Shah Rukh Khan wishes everyone on the occasion of Dussehra

The actor wished everyone "success, health and happiness on this special day"

18:49 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia celebrated Dussehra with a firecracker-free Ravana effigy

He said "Celebrate a pollution-free Dussehra. Covid and pollution are the biggest evils of today"

18:38 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Dussehra 2020: Here’s how the festival is being celebrated in different parts of the country

The festivities have come to an end and people all across the country are uniting to celebrate Dussehra. As is the ritual effigies of Ravana will be burnt and preparations have begun. Here is a glimpse of the way things are unfolding in different parts of the country. Check it out here! 

18:30 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Here are the timings for Vijay Muhurat

Children and adults are out on the road to partake in the festival.

According to, Vijay Muhurat this year is from 01.25 pm to 02.11 pm on October 25, Sunday while the Aparahna puja time is from 12.40 pm to 02.56 pm.

Dashami Tithi Begins – 07.41 am on October 25, 2020
Dashami Tithi Ends – 09.00 am on Oct 26, 2020
Shravana Nakshatra begins – 01.28 am on October 24, 2020
Shravana Nakshatra ends – 02.38 am on October 25, 2020

18:18 (IST)25 Oct 2020
A 30 feet Ravana effigy burns at Daresi Dussehra Ground in Ludhiana

Ludhiana celebrates Dussehra by burning a huge Ravana effigy.

17:59 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Vice President Naidu extends his warm greetings on the auspicious occasion

M. Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter requesting his fellow citizens "to celebrate Dussehra in a modest way by strictly adhering to COVID-19 protocols."

17:32 (IST)25 Oct 2020
In Lucknow, effigies are set up at the Aishbagh Ram Leela Ground for Vijayadashami celebrations

The Ravana Dahan will be streamed online for everyone so as to avoid crowding, shared the organisers.

17:01 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Actor Sushmita Sen wishes her fans on Twitter

The actor posted on Twitter on the joyous occasion writing: "“May the greater Good always prevail” 🙏😇 I love you guys!!!"

16:33 (IST)25 Oct 2020
This is when the Dussehra Ravan Dahan will take place

The killing of the 10-headed Ravana is symbolically marked by the burning of the Ravan effigy in modern times on Dussehra or Dasara.

According to Hindu mythology, Ravana was defeated after a fierce battle with Lord Ram, marking the conclusive victory of good over evil.

Here is the timing for Dussehra Ravan Dahan

15:57 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Actor Anupam Kher extends greetings on Dussehra
15:18 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Here's how the capital is celebrating Dussehra

Effigies of Ravan, Kumbhakarn and Meghnad have been set up at Delhi's Shastri Park.

14:47 (IST)25 Oct 2020
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As per Drickpanchang, last day of Navratri is symbolised with the colour purple. The site mentions, ” Purple colour is associated with luxury, grandeur and nobility. Worshipping Navdurga wearing Purple bestows devotees with opulence and richness. So, do not shy away and don a beautiful purple outfit to receive the blessings of Goddess.”

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14:43 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Actor Mahesh Babu wishes safety for all, says 'keep your spirits up'
13:59 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Happy Durga Navami 2020: Wish your loved ones virtually with these pictures

This year, because of the pandemic, there are naturally many restrictions in place, which people are expected to adhere to. But, you can still wish your near and dear ones virtually, and bid Goddess Durga adieu, with the hope that by next year, the situation will improve, and things will go back to being as they were.

Happy Maha Navami to you!

May Maa Durga remove all obstacles from your path.

13:32 (IST)25 Oct 2020
President Kovind wishes everyone on the joyous occasion

The president extends his warm wishes to the fellow citizens of the country.

13:06 (IST)25 Oct 2020
On the occasion of Dussehra, actor Rakulpreet extends her greetings on Twitter
12:34 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Actor Kriti Sanon celebrates Dussehra by wishing her fans on Instagram

Kriti Sanon took to Instagram as she wished everyone on the occasion with a thoughtful quote. The Dilwale actor wrote "Happy Dussehra to everyone! 🏹 I truly believe that we all have good as well as evil within us. Let us choose to see the Good.. in ourselves as well as in others! Let us think and speak Good over Evil! 😇😇"

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11:56 (IST)25 Oct 2020
Actor Disha Patani extends her wishes on the occasion of Dussehra

Patani took to Twitter and wished her fans on this joyous occasion

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Dussehra or Vijayadashami marks the end of both Durga Puja and the nine-day long Navratri festival.

Every year, Vijayadashmi is observed on the Dashami Tithi (10th day) of Ashwin in Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the lunar cycle). It is also celebrated in Nepal and is known as Dashain.

While this day marks the end of two major festivals, it also marks the onset of preparations for the festival of lights – Diwali, which approximately falls about 20 days after the festival. Vijayadashami is celebrated with much excitement and joy.

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