Simollanghan | Dasara ritual in Maharashtra

Simollanghan is a ritual performed on Dasara or Viajaya Dashami day in Maharashtra. Dasara is the final day during Durga Navaratri. In 2021, Simollanghan date is October 15. Simollanghan is crossing the border or frontier of a village or a place. In ancient times, kings used to cross the frontier of their kingdom to fight against their […]

Kullu Dussehra 2021 | Dussehra celebrations in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Dussehra

Dussehra celebrations in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famous Dussehra celebrations in India. In 2021, Kullu Dussehra begins on October 15 and ends on October 21. This festival is one of the biggest traditional and cultural celebrations of India. Kullu Dushara is a festival celebrated with a difference, as when […]

Dasara 2021 | Dussehra 2021 date

Goddess Durga Devi

Dasara (Dussehra) is celebrated on the 10th day in Shukla Paksha of Ashwayuja, Ashwin month. In 2021, Dasara date is October 15 in India. In South India, Dasara is celebrated on 15 October and in some North Indian places also, it is celebrated on 15 October. In some places, Dussehra is celebrated on October 16. […]

Kota Dussehra Mela 2020 | Dussehra Mela at Kota in Rajasthan

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 […]

Vijaya Dashami celebrations in North India

Vijaya Dashami is observed on Ashwin shukla paksha Dashami and it is celebrated all over North India. Ramlila Utsav, Kota Dussehra Mela and Kullu Dussehra celebrations make the festival huger. Ramleela Utsav: In North India people celebrate the festival Vijayadashami as the victory of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan. On this day, Ram killed […]

Ravan Vadh or Ravana vadha – Burning large effigies of Ravan on Vijaya Dashami

Ravan Vadh or Ravana Vadha is a ritual and tradition performed on Vijaya Dashami or Dussara. Ravana, who is also called as Dashakanta, was killed by Lord Rama on this day. To commemorate the defeat of Ravana and the victory of good over evil, people started celebrating ‘Dush-hara’ (the defeat of Dashakanta – Ravana). In […]

Ramlila 2017 | Ramleela during Sharad Navratras

Ramlila, also spelt as Ramleela, is a folk drama to display the legend of Ramayana. Ramlila is celebrated during Durga Sharad Navratras. In 2017, Ramleela starts on September 21 and ends on September 30 with Vijayadashami, the culmination day of Navaratri. It is very popular celebration of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and some other parts […]

Vidyarambham 2012 celebrations in Kerala

Vidyarambham is one of the main rituals during Durga Navaratri in Kerala. In Kerala, it is the only festival where people of all castes and religions unite together. It is celebrated as a grand event in Thunchan Memorial Trust at Tirur. In 2012, Vidyarambham festival is celebrated for five days, till October 24. Arrangements are […]