The 10th day of Dussehra is known as Vijayadashami. It is celebrated as a victory of Lord Rama and Maa Durga over demons Ravana and Mahishasura respectively. It is also marked as the end of Navratri Puja. On this day, the devotees immerse the idol of Maa Durga after nine days of worshiping. According to the Hindu calendar month, the festival of Dussehra is celebrated in Ashvin or Kartik (September and October). This year Dussehra/Vijayadashami will fall on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja, and Seema Avalanghan are some of the rituals that are performed on the day of Vijayadashami (10th day of Durga Puja). According to Hindu methodology, these rituals should be done during Aparahna’s time.
Vijayadashami 2020: Sunday, October 25
Vijay Muhurat – 01:58 PM to 02:43 PM
Duration – 00 Hours 45 Mins
Bengal Vijayadashami on Monday, October 26, 2020
Aparahna Puja Time – 01:13 PM to 03:28 PM
Duration – 02 Hours 15 Mins
Dashami Tithi Begins – 07:41 AM on Oct 25, 2020
Dashami Tithi Ends – 09:00 AM on Oct 26, 2020
Shravana Nakshatra Begins – 01:28 AM on Oct 24, 2020
Shravana Nakshatra Ends – 02:38 AM on Oct 25, 2020
How Dussehra is celebrated?
Vijayadashami is the symbol of victory of good over evil. Every year on Vijayadashami/Dussehra, devotees burn the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakarna (Ravana’s brother), and Meghanad (Ravana’s son) in the evening. It is believed that along with burning their effigies, devotees cleansed their demons or negative energy inside them.
Dussehra also marks the end of Ramlila (a theatrical play that enacting the story from the epic Ramayana). Ramlila is played nine days during Dussehra and it ends with the victory of Rama over Ravana.