Vijayadashami, 13 October 2013 (Dussehra, Dasara)

Durga Devi

Durga Devi

Today, 13 October 2013 is Vijayadashami, Dussehra, Dasara. Shami Puja, Ayudha Puja, Vahana Puja, Aparajita Puja, Simollanghan, etc are the major rituals of the day.

Vijayadashami falls on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin Month, Ashwayuja Shukla Dashami.

In Maharahstra, Simollanghan is celebrated on Dasara. For Kerala people, Vijaya Dashami is a big event. Malayalis perform Vidyarambam for their children on this day. Ramlila, a colourful folk play, is culminated on this day. Durga Visarjan is also performed on Vijaya Dashami.

Dussehra in other countries

Dussehra 2013 date in USA – 13 October

Dussehra 2013 date in Canada – 13 October

Dussehra 2013 date in UK & other European countries – 13 October

Dussehra 2013 date in UAE & other Gulf countries – 13 October

Dussehra 2013 date in Singapore – 14 October

Dussehra 2013 date in Malaysia – 14 October

Dussehra 2013 date in Australia – 14 October

Dussehra 2013 date in New Zealand – 14 October

Dussehra 2013 date in South Africa & African countries – 13 October

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