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 2018 date in USA – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in Canada – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in UK & other European countries – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in UAE & other Gulf countries – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in Singapore – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in Malaysia – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in Australia – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in New Zealand – October 19
Vijayadashami 2018 date in South Africa & African countries – October 19
Panchang, Vijayadashami – 19 October 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:29 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:54
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:22
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 17:57
Nakshatra Dhanishtha – 27:25*
Yoga Shula – 10:43
Karana Vanija – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 10:46 – 12:11
Gulika Kalam: 07:54 – 09:20
Yama Gandam: 15:03 – 16:28
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara – 14:02:41
Amrita Kalam 15:47 – 17:34
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:34
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 12:34 – 13:20