Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. Dasara 2013, Dussehra 2013 date October 13 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.
Dussehra 2013 date in USA – 13 October
Dussehra 2013 date in Canada - 13 October
Dussehra 2013 date in UK & other European countries - 13 October
Dussehra 2013 date in UAE & other Gulf countries - 13 October
Dussehra 2013 date in Singapore - 14 October
Dussehra 2013 date in Malaysia - 14 October
Dussehra 2013 date in Australia - 14 October
Dussehra 2013 date in New Zealand - 14 October
Dussehra 2013 date in South Africa & African countries - 13 October
Dasara 2012, Dussehra 2012 date was October 24 in India. In 2011, it was on October 6.