Any Plans For Dussehra Holiday? Let’s Discover Our Religion And Culture In This Vacation
Being a Varanasi I know the importance of Dussehra. The memory of going to see Ravan Dahan is still in my mind. I still remember that every child has some special plan for Dusshera Mela. once again, it’s that time of the year and the entire country is gearing up for the grand celebrations of Dussehra (also known as Durga Puja and Vijayadashami), the festival which marks Lord Ram’s victory over the demon king Ravana and Goddess Durga’s triumph over the evil Mahisasura. This meticulous festival is not only religiously significant but is also socially highly praised in our country. During this time you will find a lot of big pandals of Durga Maa and many preparations of Ramlila.
These vivacious festival are those events that people look forward to every year. sprinkled with a variety of foodstuff stalls, game stalls, and giant wheels, these fairs somewhere or the other define our culture. As we all know that India is the land of diversity. That’s why this festival does not go exactly the same way in all the regions of India and every destination has its own legend and meaning of Dussehra which may differ from the prominent existing beliefs.
Let’s find out those places in India where Dussehra or Dussara celebrations are the best!
Mysore Dussehra ,a vibrant journey through ages
Let me tell you that mysore dassehra is world famous. entire nation and the whole world wants to see this celebration .The event takes place on such an extravagant level that people from all across the globe visit the city to witness vibrant processions during Dasara. Mysore Dasara festivity lasts for nine days with the tenth day marking the festival of Vijayadashami. A grand procession is carried out on the last day and the whole Mysore city comes under the spell of magical festivities. You should definitely attend this procession. It will be a good culture study for your kids as well. So if you haven’t booked your tickets yet, what are you waiting for?
Kullu Dussehra, celebrating with nature
I Have witnessed this festival once in Kullu. Let me tell you it is one the best experience in life. Let me tell you that the history of Kullu Dussehra celebrations goes back to 17th century, when Kullu used to be home to kings and royals! Dussehra festivities in Kullu happen on a very different level, wherein ardent devotees carry the statues of other lords on their heads in a procession and meet the main God of Kullu, Lord Raghunath (Lord Ram) in his temple grounds. Most important the entire celebration is then taken to River Beas. I can assure you will love the whole atmosphere. High Mountains, greenery and legends attached, something as amazing as Kullu Dussehra happens. If you wish to join this vibrant fanfare, get your tickets booked soon!
Varanasi Dussehra, world’s oldest documented Ramleela
Let me tell you that Varanasi’s Ramleela is the oldest in the world, which is more than 475 years old! This fact finds its mention in Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem penned by the noted saint Tulsidas. I still remember the Ram nagar Varanasi grounds turns into a mega stage during this day and people from all over visit to witness the scene of Ravana Dahan . Mythological places from the epic Ramayana such as Ashok Vatika, Janakpuri, Panchvati and Lanka comes to life on stage. The whole ground looks like one fine movie from the bygone era, when gods used to walk on earth. With vibrant light and soft music, everything looks like a dream sequence. Most certainly, you need to experience this colourful display once in your life, if you haven’t yet.