Celebration – everyone loves it. In India, celebration means fun, enjoyment, food, colours and the entire extravaganza that one can think of. is not just a celebration; it is an occasion to remind mankind of the power and the need to be kind, complacent and compassionate towards fellow beings. People may call it by various names in different parts of the country – , but the essence of the festival is just one – to commemorate the triumph of good over evil. In the western India, people perform the to celebrate or .
In India, the harvest season begins at this time and so the Mother Goddess is invoked to start the new harvest season and reactivate the vigor and fertility of the soil. This is done through religious performances and rituals which are thought to invoke cosmic forces that rejuvenate the soil. Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through social gatherings and food offerings to the gods at home and in temples throughout India.
This was just a glimpse of celebrating Dussehra. There are many other ways in which the festival is celebrated in different regions in India – one blog would not suffice to describe them all. The best thing to celebrate . After all, words can never replace an experience.
Happy Dussehra! May you succeed in all your endeavors in life!