India is a land of Gods. There are lot of festivals which are celebrated in India. Dussehra is one of the topmost festivals celebrated in India. It is also called Vijayadashami. On this day Ravana was killed by the Lord Ram and this festival is a symbol of victory of good things over the evil ones and it is celebrated in the month of September to October sometimes. It indicates the victory of light over the darkness. This festival is celebrated with a joy and happiness in all over the country. There are several places where this festival is celebrated with good idol of gods and lot of people gather at one place to celebrate this moment.
With the starting of festival season, this occasion can be a good time to get out of your house, go on a trip and celebrate this festival in India. Some of the places which are in the top of the list to visit during this festival are following.
Kullu is a very beautiful place situated in the hills near the popular river Beas river in the state Himachal Pradesh. Kullu dussehra is very famous all over India. On this occasion, procession and the Rath yatra of Gods and Goddesses is organized and this is the main attraction of this festival. This is done on the first day of the week. The other days, Ramleela (representation of the life of Lord Rama and Seeta) is played. At the end of the day, a big statue of the Ravan is burnt which is popular with the name of “Ravana Dehan”. This festival is organized the Dhalpur maidan in Kullu district. Kullu dussehra is a good festival to attend during the vacations and also it is a good time to visit the natural hills of Himachal Pradesh.
KOTA Dussehra Mela
Kota is situated in the center of Rajasthan state and it is also very popular for the educational institutes. On duessehra people organize very beautiful procession of Lord Rama and walk throughout the market with a lot of people gathered around the idol of gods. People enjoy, eat, and have fun with their families. In the evening the statues of Ravana along with his brother Kumbhakarna made of paper and bamboo, is burnt to express the victory of light on darkness.
Madikeri is a beautiful city situated in the Karnataka. The preparation of dussehra festival in this city starts before 2 months. This festival is celebrated for 10 days. For the first 7 days cultural activities are showed in town hall of Madikeri and rest of the 3 days the festival is organized in the Gandhi maidan. The main attraction in this festival is the procession from selected Mantaps and this continues till the last day.
Mysore is a coty in Karnatka, where this festival is organized for 10 days. This day is celebrated on the victory of goodness over the evil, when Indian goddess Chamundeshwari killed a demon named Mahishasura. Main attraction is the procession, lightning and the idols of Gods on this day. This city has a tradition of celebrating the dussehra every year.
Bastar dussehra is a traditional way of celebrating Vijaydashmi in the cultural city Chhattisgarh. It is celebrated primarily due to Indian goddess Danteshwari. The believe is that this festival is started by the Maharaja Purshotaam in early times, and it has become a trend and cultuar for the people to celebrate this holy festival every year.
This holy festival season could be a good start for your days. So enjoy it and have Wish you happy vijayadashami.