Dasara 2016 | Dussehra 2016 date

Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. In 2016, Dasara date is October 11 in India.

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

On Dasara, Shami Puja is performed in some places. Mysore Dasara and Kullu Dasara 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. 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.

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Dussehra 2016 date in USA – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in Canada – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in UK & other European countries – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in UAE & other Gulf countries – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in Singapore – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in Malaysia – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in Australia – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in New Zealand – 11 October

Dussehra 2016 date in South Africa & African countries – 11 October

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  1. dksurroor says:

    i like dussehara puja because this day i use to go to home for enjoy

  2. Hansa Patel says:

    Happy Dussera to all may all your endeavours be victorious.

  3. atikk sir (919967000555) says:

    india is land of fesivals and rituals of god and i hope all religion people enjoy festival togeather it will only hapen when people stop hatred in eachother heart and accept eachother as indvidual realigious people and i pray god keeps us safe fr politician who break mosque and tempel in order to grab attention of raciest and cast their votes i requeste dr atikk to all indian and whole mankind in world stop comparing religion and holy booksand accept the common terms in every holy book sent fr heaven to mankind to follow at diff times plz b human and think like a nobel child what r we doing today wht examples are we setting for our kids and generations plz make my viewpoint public and i apeel to public orginasation stop raciesm and promote universal brotherhood now enuff is enuff now……..

    dr atikk

  4. ramdas says:

    ravan vadh or burning ravana’s effigies is the major celebration on dasara day in our village. we use paper, dry grass, and some sticks in preparing huge effigy of ravana.

  5. sujit says:

    Hai maa durga pujar dine sabaike bhalo rekho, anande rekho.

  6. Chintu says:

    Hai maa mere chinti ko sada sukhi rakhana.

  7. Jitesh says:

    I like dassara lot, on that day i meet all my childhood friends..

  8. Harini says:

    what the difference b/w dusserah and durga puja, i am thinking both will be on same Sep 15, 2010… i am correct?

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  10. Deepak Gyanchandani says:

    i want to know when is Dasara Navratri in 2011