Dussehra celebration in Different Ways
Dussehra or Vijayadashami falls on the dashami of the shukla paksha in the Hindu month Ashwin. This ends the nine day long festival worshipping Goddess Durga or Amba that starts on Mahalaya. It is customary to exchange innovative and exclusive gifts on this occasion and you can also send online gifts to India. Dussehra is a time for celebrating the conquering of good over evil and there are many stories and legends behind it. Some of these focus on the worship of Goddess Durga while others focus on the victories in Ramayana and Mahabharata. Thus, there are many ways of celebrating this grand event and different parts of India celebrate it in their own unique manner.
Dussehra is celebrated in Bengal, Assam and Odisha in the form of Vijayadashami or the last day of Durga Puja. On this day, the clay idols of Goddess Durga are submerged in water bodies signifying Her return to the heavenly abode. Sweets are eaten on this occasion and women apply sindoor on each other’s face after doing an arti of the Goddess. Delhi celebrates Dussehra as its literal sense, that is, dasha hara that means the defeat of the ten headed demon Ravana by Rama. Huge effigies of Ravana are created out of fireworks and persons dressed as Rama burn the effigies by shooting arrows ignited by fire. Thus, Dussehra here is a celebration of good represented by Rama defeating evil in the form of Ravana.
In the state of Gujarat, Dussehra comes on the day after the nine day festival of Navratri dedicated to Goddess Amba. The final arti of the Goddess is also performed on this day and it mainly signifies the end of the long festival. The popular folk dance garba is performed in front of the Goddess in circles by both men and women. Maharashtra has a different way of celebrating this auspicious festival that is dedicated here to Goddess Saraswati. The exchange of the leaves of shami trees takes place along with a worship of various weapons. This denotes the victory of the Pandavas who were a part of King Virat’s army against the Kauravas.
The city of Mysore celebrates Dussehra by worshipping Goddess Chamundeshwari and also burning models of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbhkaran. However, this city is mainly famous for the procession heavily bedecked elephants who bear the idols of Goddess Chamundeshwari. All places of importance, especially the procession route, is decorated with flowers, diyas and fairy lights. Kullu in Himachal Pradesh also has a unique way of celebrating Dussehra in the Dhalpur field that is very prominent. Lord Raghunath, who is a representation of Lord Vishnu, is the reigning deity of this festive celebrity. Temporary pandals of cloth and other materials are created for housing the lord while various kinds of revelry are carried out.
Dussehra Gift Ideas
Various kinds of gift hampers containing a number of delectable items are available for Dussehra on this online gift store. The Perfect Combination hamper consists of a bouquet of red and yellow roses as well as a tray of kesaria peda. You can also give a gift of chocolates to your friends and family in India through this online gifting portal. The Square Thali of Chocolate is a hamper of chocolates having various kinds of branded chocolates on a brown tray. Sweets are the quintessential element in any Indian celebration and many such treats have been displayed on this gifting site. The Delicious Kaju and Mewa Thali is a yummy mithai hamper of mawa kalam & kaju phool.
These fantastic gifts can surely make this coming Dussehra a very memorable event for you and your loved ones. They are very necessary in order to celebrate Dussehra in the proper style and incorporating all the unique ways of celebrating it. However, you can also get gifts here for other occasions and events as well like birthdays and Eid.