Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami is the tenth and final day of Durga Navratri celebrations. In Kota, Rajasthan, Dussehra is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and grand festivity. It is very popular festival of Kota.
Ravan Dahan in Kota Dussehra Mela 2020 should have been on October 25 but due to COVID pandemic, the mela may get cancelled this year.
Vijaya Dasami is one of the most celebrated festivals in most regions of India. Kota is well known for its reputed educational institutes.
Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan. It is also believed as the victory of good over evil.
In Kota, during Dussehra, a big mela or fair is organized. Rajasthani handicrafts sold here in Dussehra mela are very famous all over India. These are the main attractions of Kota Dussehra Mela.
Kota Dussehra in Previous Years
Kota Dussehra Mela 2019 begins on September 29 and ends on October 24.
Kota Dussehra Mela 2018 begins on October 10 and ends on November 4.
Kota Dussehra Mela 2016 begins on October 1 and ends on October 27.
Scroll down for the schedule of Kota Dussehra Mela 2016
|10 October 2018||12:00 PM||Durga Poojan||Ashapura Mataji Temple|
|10 October 2018||1:00 PM||Ramkatha Begins||Venue Proposed|
|10 October 2018||5:00 PM||Mela inauguration and flag ceremony||Mela ground|
|10 October 2018||6:00 PM||Cultural Program||Shriram Rangmanch|
|10 October 2018||9:30 PM||Ramleela Begins||Shriram Rangmanch|
|13 October 2018||5:00 PM||Ram Baarat||Multi purpose School Ground|
|16 October 2018||8:00 PM||Bhajan Sandhya||Ashapura Mataji Temple|
|18 October 2018||5:00 PM||Ramkatha ends||Venue Proposed|
|19 October 2018||5:00 PM||Shri Laxminarayan Ji ki Sawari||गढ़ पैलेस से|
|19 October 2018||5:00 PM||Tourism Dept. Program||Mela Ground|
|19 October 2018||As per auspicious time||Raavan Dahan||Mela Ground|
|20 October 2018||5:00 PM||Bharat Milaap Shobha Yaatra||Kaithoonipol|
|20 October 2018||7:30 PM||Bharat Milaap||Mela Ground|
|20 October 2018||8:30 PM||Shriram Rajyabhishek||Shriram Rangmanch|
|21 October 2018||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||All India Chambal kesri wrestling competition||Shriram Rangmanch|
|21 October 2018||8:00 PM||Atal Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|22 October 2018||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||All India Chambal kesri wrestling competition||Shriram Rangmanch|
|22 October 2018||7:30 PM||Moustache competition||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|22 October 2018||8:00 PM||Exhibition inauguration||Exhibition Ground|
|22 October 2018||8:30 PM||Sindhi Program||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|23 October 2018||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||All India Chambal kesri wrestling competition||Shriram Rangmanch|
|23 October 2018||7:30 PM||Turban competition||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|23 October 2018||8:00 PM||Ek Shaam Hadoti Ke Naam||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|24 October 2018||7:00 PM||Classical Music Program||U.I.T Auditorium|
|24 October 2018||7:00 PM||Qawwali before qawwali||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|24 October 2018||8:00 PM||Qawwali Competition||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|25 October 2018||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||All India Wushu competition||Shriram Rangmanch|
|25 October 2018||7:30 PM||Bhajan sandhya before bhajan sandhya||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|25 October 2018||8:00 PM||Bhajan sandhya||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|26 October 2018||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM||All India Wushu competition||Shriram Rangmanch|
|26 October 2018||2:00 PM||Mahendi, Rangoli, Mandana competition||Nagar Nigam office complex|
|26 October 2018||8:00 PM||Children Talent Program||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|27 October 2018||8:00 PM||All India Rajasthani Kavi Sammelan||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|28 October 2018||7:30 PM||Ghazal before ghazal night||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|28 October 2018||8:00 PM||Ghazal night & laughter show||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|29 October 2018||7:30 PM||Best bridal makeup competition||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|29 October 2018||8:00 PM||All India mushayra||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|30 October 2018||7:00 PM||Hattha Mala Competition
Long Hair Competition
|30 October 2018||8:00 PM||Bhojpuri program||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|31 October 2018||7:30 PM||Punjabi Program||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|31 October 2018||8:00 PM||Punjabi Night||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|1 November 2018||7:30 PM||Longest and shortest women &
longest and shortest men competition
|1 November 2018||8:00 PM||Western Zone Cultural Program (WZCC)||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|2 November 2018||7:00 PM||Paridhan Utsav||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|2 November 2018||8:00 PM||Cine sandhya||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|3 November 2018||8:00 PM||All India kavi sammelan||Vijayshri Rangmanch|
|4 November 2018||8:00 PM||Closing ceremony cultural program and