5 Attractive Places To Experience Dussehra Celebrations

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By Anu Thakur on 15 Oct 2021 |
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5 Attractive Places To Experience Dussehra Celebrations

Dussehra celebration denotes the end of Navratri (nine-day) celebration and closes with Vijayadashami. This year, Vijayadashami will be celebrated on 15 October. On Dussehra, many customs are performed during the Aparahna time like ‘Aparajita Puja’, ‘Shami Puja’, and ‘Seema avalanghan’. In different spots in India, Ravana representations are burned to signify the triumph or destruction of evil alongside firecrackers.

As per to the Hindu calendar, the Dussehra festival is celebrated during the period of Ashvina. As we all know that Lord Rama fought a battle in Lanka with the devil ruler Ravana where Lord Rama killed Ravana. Hence, Dussehra or Vijayadashami is a celebrated victory of good over evil. In this article, we will share with you some amazing places where you can enjoy the Dussehra festival with your family members or dear ones. Have a look!

Top Places To Celebrate Dussehra That You Should Not Miss

1. Kolkata (West Bengal)
At the time of year when ‘victory of good over evil’, Kolkata comes alive with music, dance, food, and grand festivities. The main celebration in Kolkata is Durga Puja, otherwise called Durga Pooja. Kolkata is an ideal spot to go for Dussehra celebration, in case you're attached to fascinating ceremonies.

2. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
Varanasi has always been one of the top spots to visit in India to enjoy Dussehra. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the nation, and the Ramlila performed here next to the Ramnagar Fort is similarly old since it is being led since the 1800s. The whole fortress region is changed into stages that represent areas in the story like Ayodhya, Lanka, and so on. While the entertainers move from one place to the next to perform the saga, and the audience additionally moves with them.

3. Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
Kullu is one of the most delightful places to visit during Dussehra, and the festival celebrated here in a very unique way. It starts on the 10th day of Dussehra and keeps going seven days. Otherworldly spiritual energy and traditional beliefs mix wonderfully with drum beats. Many cultural performances, exhibitions, traditional India cuisine and vendors from India make the Dhalpur Maidan spring to life.

4. Kota (Rajasthan)
Kota in Rajasthan is well-known for its Dussehra Mela. Upon the arrival of Dussehra, religious functions are held in the imperial royal residence since morning. Then, at that point, the king and other members of the regal family travel in a beautiful procession to the fair ground. An enormous fair is held during this time, including cattle fair. The Kota municipality organizes a cultural program as well.

5. Mysore (Karnataka)
Dasara is another name given to Dussehra in Mysore. It is a 400 year-old custom that happens toward the end of the nine-day Navratri festivity. Goddess Chamundeswari, a powerful form of Goddess Shakti (otherwise called Durga and Kali), slew the evil Mahishasura on the day of Dasara in Mysore. In excess of 100,000 light bulbs brilliantly light Mysore Palace during Dasara and a particular Durbar is held by the Royal family in attendance. The occasion closes with a conventional street parade with an idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari conveyed in a golden howdah on a delightfully decked elephant.

These are some of the fascinating places for amazing Dussehra celebration. In this way, let your festive soul soar, having one of these rare experiences on Dussehra.

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Anu Thakur


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