Published On : July 11, 2022  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh

Dussehra is an Honourable Religious Festival

Dussehra, a name that evokes reverential divine significance, in merely a moment of remembrance, is one of the most auspicious and religiously-celebrated festivals held to commemorate goddess Durga and venerate the underlying message of victory of good over evil forces.

Based on how the festival is held in deep-seated regard by devotees and nationwide popularity, including in foreign nations with Hindu populations celebrating the festival, there is no denying the fact that Dussehra or Vijayadashami retains its divine charm and magnificence.

What Does The Dussehra Festival Symbolise?

The Dussehra Festival is a symbolic conveyance of the victory of good over evil forces, due to the mythological reference of Ramayana’s Lord Rama who conquered the golden city of Lanka by killing its demon king, Ravana.

In addition, the symbolic message of the triumph of good over evil force also bears the reference to Mata Durga’s fearsome incarnation as Mata Kali when she had to kill the demon king, Mahishasura to rid the world of his tyranny, an incident that earned her a new name as Mahishasura Mardini (the demon slayer). 

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In Brief, The Festival Of Dussehra Is Symbolic Of

  • The victory of noble deeds over the evil forces, based on Lord Rama’s slaying demon king, Ravana.
  • The triumph of Mata Durga by slaying the demon king, Mahishasura.
  • It symbolizes the divine might of goddess Durga as a giver of relief from the tyranny of demonic and dark forces.
  • It is symbolic of great religious significance based on nationwide popularity and resounding fame far across many countries with Hindu populations in the world.
  • It also symbolizes India’s diversification in its cultural vibrancy and beauty.

What Is The Significance Of Dussehra Festival, As Per Mythological Context?

Dussehra is an honourable religious festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil forces. It coincides with the culmination of Navratri, a festival of nine days, along with the tenth day that signals the conclusion of the festival.

Many people believe that the Dussehra festival or Durga Puja also heralds the arrival of the mega festival, Diwali, the festival of lights in India. Therefore, the mythological significance of Dussehra Festival is considerable, given its mass appeal among the staunch devotees of goddess Durga who celebrate the festival enthusiastically and with deep reverential regard.

Moreover, the mythological origin of the festival, say, for instance, the triumph of Mata Durga over Mahishasura itself gives out a reason why Dussehra is a festival of huger religious and mythological significance.

History Of Dussehra Festival

According to the epic, Ramayana, a fierce war started between the ten-headed demon king, Ravana, and Lord Rama, in the aftermath of the kidnapping of Mata Sita and the subsequent failure of diplomatic rapprochement due to Ravana’s willful arrogance. The war later was concluded with Lord Rama slaying Ravana in the battleground, thereby conquering Lanka and recovering Sita out of Ravana’s clutch. The day, thence, remains reverential due to its religious significance as Vijayadashami.

In another incident, the festival of Dussehra commemorates the victory of Mata Durga over Mahishasura when the goddess slew the demon king, helping the universe with great respite from the demon’s oppression.

Benefits Of Worshipping Mata Durga On Dussehra Festival

  • Devotees gain peace and happiness in their life.
  • Prosperity materialises in one’s life.
  • One becomes fearless due to the divine blessing of Mata Durga.
  • Positive energy steps in your life causing your physical and mental refinement.
  • Success in any pursuit, such as academic or career one.
  • Desired results in your business or commercial ventures.


Dussehra is undoubtedly one of the most auspicious festivals in India. With an unmistakable presence all over India, including parts of the world with Hindu populations celebrating the festival, Dussehra is considered one of the greatest religious celebrations in the world.

The day commemorates the victory of good over evil forces, which also lends more credibility to the festival’s religious significance.

In India, Dussehra festival is celebrated differently in different parts of the country, yet they all share a common belief in religious sanctity and reverence of the festival.

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