Dasara 2014, Dussehra 2014 date

Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. In 2014, Dasara date is October 3 in India.

It is also called as Vijaya Dashami. Usually, Dussehra is the final day of Navratri Durga Puja.

On Dasara, Shami Puja is performed in some places. Mysore Dasara and Kota Dussehra culminate on this day. Ayudha Puja is also one of the main rituals during Dussehra.

As this is the last day for Durga Pooja, Goddess is worshipped with utmost devotion. Aparajita is another name of Goddess Shakti. Aparajita Pooja is observed on this day.

In Maharahstra, Simollanghan is celebrated on Dasara. Simollanghan is also celebrated in parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

For Kerala people, Vijaya Dashami is a big event. Malayalis perform Vidyarambam for their children on this day.

Ramlila, a colourful folk play, is culminated on this day. Durga Visarjan is also performed on Vijaya Dashami.

The unique aspect of Kullu Dussehra, a cultural fair held in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, begins on Dussehra day and lasts till Ashwin Purnima.

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Dussehra 2014 in other countries

Dussehra 2014 date in USA – 3 October

Dussehra 2014 date in Canada – 3 October

Dussehra 2014 date in UK & other European countries – 3 October

Dussehra 2014 date in UAE & other Gulf countries – 3 October

Dussehra 2014 date in Singapore – 4 October

Dussehra 2014 date in Malaysia – 4 October

Dussehra 2014 date in Australia – 4 October

Dussehra 2014 date in New Zealand – 4 October

Dussehra 2014 date in South Africa & African countries – 3 October

Panchang, Dasara – 3 October 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:12 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:04
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:50 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:51

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 09:58
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 20:17
Yoga Atiganda – 10:30
Karana Taitila – 20:44

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 10:39 – 12:08
Gulika Kalam: 07:41 – 09:10
Yama Gandam: 15:06 – 16:35

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 14:18 – 15:48
Abhijit: 11:44 – 12:32

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:57 – 25:25*
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:19

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