Dussehra is one of the most popular and auspicious festival in Hinduism which is observed in order to celebrate the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. The tale follows as, Lord Rama – the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnuwent to Ravana’s kingdom – Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from his clutches. Lord Rama with the help of his brother Laxmana and a troupe of monkeys led by his devotee Hanuman was able to defeat ten-headed demon king- Ravana after a war which lasted nine days. Thus, the tenth day- the day of victory came to be known as Vijaydashmi or Dussehra.
Such an auspicious day requires a grand celebration and the following ideas will help you do so:
- Re-Create Ramayana
In order to commemorate the importance of this significant day, you can make your children dress up as the characters of Ramayana and help them recreate certain scenes from theancient epic. This will help them have a better knowledge of the epic and get acquainted with thevarious teachings of the famous ancient Hindu sages mentioned in the narrative allegory that contains extremely valuable philosophical and ethical elements that will help them lead a truthful and honest life as an individual.
- Burn an Effigy of Ravana
To celebrate the victory of good over evil, several effigies of Ravana are set up in different places which are then burnt with fireworks that symbolize the destruction of evil. Thus, to make sure that commemorate the day in the correct manner, you can make little effigies of Ravana at your home and lit them up to rejoice the victory of Ram. While the effigy burns you and your dear ones can enjoy the triumph and spend some time singing, dancing and listening to the tales of Ramayana in order to realize the true importance of the day and celebrate in the ideal way.
- Celebrate the Victory of Good over Evil with Tasty Treats
After you have burnt the effigy and carried out all the rituals, you can then enjoy the day with a bunch of sweets and delicacies. You can indulge into a lavish feast and then satisfy your taste buds with a delectable dessert. If you are planning to keep it small, you can spend the night away with such indulgences or if you wish to have a grand party, don’t forget to a get a cake and some Dussehra gifts for your friends and family. A box full of dry-fruits, puja essentials, and some spiritual idols will be ideal.
We hope that these remarkable ways will be able to make your Dussehra celebrations a lot more special for you and your family members. Also, we hope that with these ways you will be able to genuinely realize the value and the auspiciousness of the day and celebrate it in a much better and correct manner.