New Delhi: The holy week of Navratri is going on. On these days, nine forms of Mother Durga are duly worshiped for the entire nine days. After nine days the festival of Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra is celebrated. Dussehra is one of the important festivals of Hindus as it marks the victory of Lord Rama over Lanka King Ravana. Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month .
What is religious belief?
The day of Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of good over evil. According to Hindu mythology, the demon Mahishasura had created panic among the gods, so he sought the help of Lord Mahadeva, who then enlightened Mother Parvati and had the power to destroy the demons. It was the last day of Navratri, Goddess Durga ( Durga Mata killed Mahishasura), and rescued the gods from his wrath. On this day also marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, as the holy book of Ramayana ( Ramayan started the tradition of celebrating the Dussehra after slaughter also wrote that the hands of Ravana, Lord Rama's).
When is Dussehra?
This year Dussehra will be celebrated on Friday, 15 October 2021. This time Navratri started on 7 October. This time two dates were lying together, due to which Navratri is only for eight days. Accordingly, Mahanavami is on 14th October and Dussehra will be celebrated on the next day i.e. 15th October. The special thing is that this time 3 auspicious yogas are being formed on the day of Dussehra. People will get benefit by worshiping in an auspicious time.
Dussehra 2021: Date and Auspicious Time
Date: 15 October, Friday
Vijay Muhurta – 02:02 pm to 02:48 pm
Aparna Puja Timing – 01:16 pm to 03:34 pm
Dashami Tithi Start – 14 October 2021 at 06:52 pm
Dashami Date End – 15 October 2021 at 06:02
Shravan Nakshatra Start – 14 October 2021 at 09:36 AM Shravan Nakshatra ends – 15 October 2021 at 09:16 AM
3 auspicious yogas are being made on Dussehra
This time 3 auspicious yogas are being formed on the day of Dussehra. The first yoga is Ravi Yoga which will start on 14th October at 9.34 pm and will continue till 9.31 am on 16th October. On the other hand, the second yoga is Sarvartha Siddha Yoga, which will start from 6.02 am on 15th October and will last till 9.15 am. Apart from this, the third yoga is Kumar Yoga, which will start from sunrise in the morning till 9.16 minutes. It is believed that due to the formation of these three auspicious yogas together, worship on Dussehra will be very auspicious.
how to worship on dussehra
On the day of Dussehra, spread red colored cloth on the post and install the idol of Lord Shri Ram and Mother Durga on it. After this, after turning the rice yellow with turmeric, install Ganesh ji in the form of Swastik, as well as establish the Navagrahas and worship your Ishta. Give place to your deities and worship with red flowers, offer them with dishes made of jaggery. After this, give donations and dakshina according to your wish and feed the poor. Put a victory flag in the form of a religious flag at your place of worship. The festival of Dussehra inspires us that we should fight against religion, immorality.