Vahana Puja, thanksgiving puja to vahanas or vehicles, is popularly observed on Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra / Dasara). In 2016, it is performed on October 11.
As Vijaya Dashami is dedicated to celebrate the victory of good over evil, Ayudha Puja and Vahana Puja are the grand rituals to perform on this day. Vahan or vehicle is the symbol of luck and pride, devotees offer their thanks to their cars, bikes, lorries, trolleys, etc..
Vijayadasami Vijay Muhurat 2016 Time is – 1.51 PM to 2.38 PM (13.51 hrs to 14.38 hrs).
Ayudha Puja Muhurtam on Vijayadashami is – 1.04 PM to 3.24 PM (13.04 hrs to 15.24 hrs).