Our motherland, India, is a colossal country with distinct religions and cultures. Despite having hundreds of religious groups, we Indians respect each religion and have adapted to different cultures beautifully. Though there are many festivities going on around the year, one of the most exciting fete for the North Indians is Dussehra.
Dussehra is predominantly a north Indian festival but is also acknowledged with equal fervor in the southwestern cities along with the rest of the country. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri, also known as Vijayadashami, Vijaya meaning victory and Dashami meaning ten. Dussehra is marked with the victory of good over evil.
Like every other festival, Dussehra too has a story behind its celebration. This holy day is honored for strength, victory and a lot more. As per the mythology, this festival commemorated the event where Lord Ram fought for his wife, Goddess Sita, who was kidnapped by the wicked, Ravana. On this day, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after fighting Ravana and getting Goddess Sita along. Ram was escorted by his brother Lakshman and Hamnuam, accompanied by his army of monkeys.
Dussehra is originally a ceremony for Hindus but the rituals are performed by all the others as well. It was on this day that Lord Ram won over the wrongful and is remembered by enacting the same scene as Ravana Dahan, where a tall sculpture of a ten-headed diabolic, Ravana, is burned down, depicting the death of ten vile traits and victory of love.
So here’s wishing the Wow Kidz family a very happy Dussehra.