Dussehra is a major Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is also known as Vijayadashami, which means "tenth day of victory." Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu month of Ashvin, which usually falls in September or October. Dussehra is based on the story of Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Ravana had abducted Rama's wife, Sita, and taken her to his island kingdom of Lanka. Rama and his army fought a long and fierce battle against Ravana and his forces. In the end, Rama defeated Ravana and rescued Sita. Dussehra is a time for celebration and reflection. It is a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil, and to reflect on the importance of following the path of righteousness. Dussehra is also a time to come together as a community and to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Hinduism. Here are some notes on how Dussehra is celebrated: People decorate their homes and businesses with flowers and other festive decorations. They visit temples and offer prayers to the gods. They participate in Ram-lila, which is a dramatic performance of the Ramayana. They burn effigies of Ravana, Meghnad (Ravana's son), and Kumbhakarna (Ravana's brother) to symbolize the victory of good over evil. They distribute sweets and gifts to their friends and family. They enjoy traditional foods and drinks. Dussehra is a time for joy, celebration, and reflection. It is a time to come together as a community and to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Hinduism.
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