Dussehra 2021: Date, Puja Muhurat, Vidhi, Mantras, Meaning and History

Dussehra is approaching and the Navratri festival will end like this. Now people have started the preparation of Dussehra with enthusiasm. This year, the auspicious Dussehra festival will be observed on October 15th. The Dussehra festival is a celebration of colors, lights, candy, fun and frolics. Dussehra is observed exactly 20 days before the great festival of lights, Diwali.

Here are the details of the festival that will let you know everything about this special day.


The history of Dussehra begins in 5114 BC when Lord Shri Rama achieved his glorious victory over Ravana. Lord Rama is known for the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and it was on the 10th day of Vijayadashami that he killed the ten-headed demon to fight with Ravana and save his wife, Sita. Therefore, Lord Shri Rama created his team with his younger brother Lakshman and Hanuman, his devotee.

It is said that the first Durga Puja celebrations were observed in 1500 BC in Dinajpur and Malda. Lord Rama offered his prayers to the goddess Durga and worshiped her, which resulted in her victory when it came time to go to war. The history of Durga Puja celebrations also marks the murder by Goddess Durga of the demon Mahishasura.


Vijay Muhurat – 2:01 p.m. to 2:47 p.m.

Aparahna Puja Time – 1:15 p.m. to 3:33 p.m.

Dashami Tithi starts – 6:52 p.m. on October 14

Dashami Tithi ends – 6:02 p.m. on October 15

Shravana Nakshatra begins – 9:36 a.m. on October 14

Shravana Nakshatra ends – 9:16 a.m. on October 15


This holiday has several meanings. He has different reasons to celebrate in different states. In West Bengal, this festival is marked as the celebration of the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. So, the idols of Maa Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Lord Kartikeya performed the state in a procession with music and songs. The women apply vermilion and the colors are scattered throughout the air. They celebrate Dussehra as Bijoy Dashami. In some other states, he is celebrated as Vijayadashami, which is the celebration of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, who took the goddess Sita hostage. It is also believed that before leaving for war, Lord Rama worshiped the goddess Durga for her victory and was showered with her blessings.


It is believed that on Dussehra Day, Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja, and Seema Avalanghan are part of the Puja rituals performed that are followed during the Aparahan period.


It is believed that worship during Vijaya Muhurat is considered very auspicious on this day. The Kshatriyas (Trustees) and other warriors revere their weapons or ‘astra’ on this day. The faithful also apply turmeric and vermilion on the arms. Both Lord Rama and Goddess Durga are and this puja makes sure to remove all your obstacles and obstacles in life. Also, it is suggested to keep the coins and vermilion, rice, flowers and dry dates in two separate bowls. Banana, radish, jaggery. Also light the Diya and the incense sticks.


While in northern India, one of the most famous events in Dussehra is the organization of a play called “Ramleela”, various artists perform the Ramayana. This is very popular in Varanasi, Agra and the rest of the UP. As we discussed earlier also, people sow barley seeds on the first day of Navratri which fully sprout on the 10th day. Display that they are then picked and offered to each other for good luck and prosperity.

The most important ritual is the burning of effigies on Dussehra. Dussehra also marks the end of summers and the beginning of winters. In West Bengal, the festival is also called the festival of colors. On this day, people also participate in the idol visarjan. Before submerging the women, play ‘Sindoor Khela’. In this ritual, the women apply vermilion on the idol and also on the other and bless each other for a happy married life.


People buy electronics, vehicles and gold ornaments on this day. One must worship the Shami tree on the occasion of Dussehra which is considered very auspicious. Any new work can start in Dussehra. In some parts of the country fairs, one can also visit the famous fair that is organized on this day but as after the pandemic everything is virtual, one can perform a small Ravana Dahan ceremony in his own house and celebrate the victory of good over the evil.

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