Dussehra is considered to be one of the most special festivals of Hindus. It is also called Vijayadashami, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country. The festival of Dussehra falls on the Dashami of Ashwin month in the Vikram Samvat Calendar of Hinduism. This year Dussehra is being celebrated on Sunday. On this day Sri Rama killed Ravana of Lanka, who had ten heads, hence this day is called Dussehra.
This year the festival of Dussehra is on 25 October 2020 and 26 will also be celebrated in many places. On this day, the Sun will be in Libra and the Moon in Capricorn. Dhanishtha Nakshatra will also be on this day. The festival of Dussehra comes just 20 days before Diwali. This year Dashami will be celebrated on 26 October while Dussehra is on 25 October Sunday.
Why on Dashami 26, then on Dussehra 25?
Dussehra festival is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight of Ashwin month. The period of this period would be from the tenth Muhurat to the twelfth Muhurta after sunrise. If Dashami is in the afternoon of two days, then the Dussehra festival will be celebrated on the first day. If Dashami is coming on both days, but not in the afternoon, this festival will be celebrated on the first day itself. If Dashami is for two days and prevails in the afternoon only on the second day, then Vijayadashami will be celebrated on the second day.
Apart from this, the Shravan Nakshatra also affects the Muhurta of Dussehra. If Dashami Tithi falls on two days (whether in the afternoon or not), but the Shravan Nakshatra falls in the afternoon of the first day, then the festival of Vijayadashami will be celebrated on the first day. This time where on 25th October, Navami will remain till 07.41 in the morning. At the same time, Dashami will start after this. Whereas this Dashami date will remain till 09 am on 26 October. Due to this, Dussehra 2020 i.e. Vijayadashami will be celebrated only on 25 October 2020. While Durga immersion will take place on 26 October.
Festival of victory of good over evil
It is a festival of the victory of good over evil. In earlier times, weapons were worshipped on the day of Vijayadashami. Although this used to happen during the princely period, there is no princely state, but the tradition of arms worship is still going on. Weapons kept for self-defence are worshipped on this day. Fairs are held at various places in the country on the day of Dussehra and Ramlila is also organized. Let’s know what are the auspicious times of Dussehra 2020 and
Day: Sunday , 25 October 2020
Vijay Muhurta: 57 in the afternoon to 42 in the afternoon
Pooja Time: 12:00 PM to 37PM
Beginning of Dashami date: 7:00 AM, 25 October 2020
End of Dashami date: 9 am, October 26, 2020
With the end of Dussehra, the Ramlila staging of several days across the country also ends. After killing Ravana there too, the process of completing Ramlila starts. This festival is celebrated as the victory of Rama over Ravana and the importance of Ramlila is also most special on this day. With the Dussehra festival, preparations for Diwali also begin.