The festival of dussehra is also known as vijayadashmi. It is one of the most fascinating and mesmerizing festivals of Hindus which is celebrated throughout the India with lot of joy, fun, thrill, happiness and excitement. According to great epic Ramayana, lord Ram performed chandi-puja in order to seek the blessings of Ma Durga for killing the Ravana. Ravana was a ten-headed demon king of Sri Lanka who had kidnapped ma Sita, wife of lord Rama.
Ma Durga reveals the secret to lord Rama on how he can slay Ravana. After killing demon Ravana, lord Rama along with his wife Sita and younger brother Laxmana retuned victorious to his kingdom in Ayodhya on the auspicious day of ‘diwali’. The dussehra day signifies the victory of good over evil. in northern parts of India, huge effigies of demon Ravana along with his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnath are placed in open vast grounds and then crackers and fireworks are placed inside them. Actors dressed as Rama, Sita and Laxamana enacts the final battle of Ramayana epic and finally the lord Rama shoots arrow with flaming tips at the effigies of Ravana.
Hindus considered duessehra as the most auspicious day. It is time-honored belief that if any new venture is started on this day, it is bound to be successful. so, many new undertakings like –lying-in the foundation of a new building, getting a child’s name enrolled in school or opening up of a commercial establishment are started on this day.