Vijaya Dashami, known with various names – Dussehra or Dasara – signifies the victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated with much gusto in every region of India and in Nepal.
As per North Indian legend, Vijaya Dashami is a commemoration day of Lord Rams victory over Ravan. On this day, Ravan Vadh, burning out huge effigies of Ravan, is performed. Ramlila celebrations are very popular events during Navratri and on Vijaya Dashami day.
Durga Visarjan is performed on this day and Durga Puja in Bengal is concluded with Devi immersion.
In Kerala, Vidyarambham is performed on Vijaya Dashami. Vidyarambham is an ancient ritual of initiating children into the world of knowledge.
Ayudha Puja is also performed on this day in some places of India. Shami Puja and Aparajita Pooja are some other main rituals of Vijaya Dashami.
In Maharashtra, Simollanghan, crossing the borders of a place, is done.
Vijayadashami 2017 in other countries
Vijayadashami 2017 date in USA – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in Canada – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in UK & other European countries – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in UAE & other Gulf countries – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in Singapore – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in Malaysia – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in Australia – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in New Zealand – September 30
Vijayadashami 2017 date in South Africa & African countries – September 30
Panchang, Vijayadashami – 30 September 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:21 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:11
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 14:37 Chandrastama (Moonset) 25:58
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 25:35*
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 18:16
Yoga Atiganda – 12:00
Karana Garaja – 25:35*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 09:19 – 10:47
Gulika Kalam: 06:21 – 07:50
Yama Gandam: 13:45 – 15:14
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 11:12 – 12:58
Abhijit: 11:53 – 12:40
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 22:35 – 24:18*
Durmuhurthams: 07:09 – 07:56