Vijayadasami, Durgadasami (Dasara, Dussehra), is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Dasami in Ashwin month. Vijayadasami 2013 date is October 13.
It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. On this day, Mother Goddess Shakti demolished bufello demon Mahishasura. Usually, Navratri Durga Puja concludes on this day.
And, Lord Sri Rama killed demon king Ravanasura and returned to his kingdon Ayodhya where his people celebrated the festival of success (Vijayadashami). On the day of Vijaya Dashami, Ravanasura, who is also called Dashakanta was killed, to commemorate his defeat this festival is also called as ‘Dussehra’ / Dasara / Dassara.
‘Ravanasura Vadha’ – a tradition of blasting the idol of Ravana is performed on Vijaya Dashami in some places in India.
Simollanghan, Shami Puja, and Ayudha pooja are main rituals in North India during Vijayadasami. In Kerala and some places of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Vidyarambham or Saraswati Pooja is the main ritual of the day.
Vijayadashami 2013 date in USA – 13 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in Canada - 13 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in UK & other European countries - 13 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in UAE & other Gulf countries - 13 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in Singapore - 14 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in Malaysia - 14 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in Australia - 14 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in New Zealand - 14 October
Vijayadashami 2013 date in South Africa & African countries - 13 October