Events Calendar
Jan 16
14:24 - 15:24
Dasara / Dussera

This is a Hindu celebration

The day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights.

In northern parts of India, Hindus also celebrate Rama's victory over Ravana during this time. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra" (also spelled Dasera / Dussera). The ten days represent the ten heads of Ravana, and marks the triumph of good over evil, and also the motherhood of God.

Each day is used by Hindus to get rid of bad characteristics, such as lust and jealousy. The tenth day is known as the Day of Victory

Location

United Kingdom

Details

Contact: Becky Lamyman
E: rsl7@kent.ac.uk
Categories: Religious festivals

 

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