Dussehra is one of the most popular festivals in India. This festival is a must visit in order to get a close look of the religious traditions of India. The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The religious belief behind this festival is that Lord Rama and his brother Lakshmana defeated Ravana during a colossal battle. Large numbers of tourists from various far off corners of the world come to India in order to witness this grand festival. The celebration of Dussehra involves a number of traditions and customs to be performed. Huge effigies of Ravana are made packed with fire crackers. These effigies are set on fire and it is great sight for the viewers to see these effigies burning with a grand display of fire crackers. Chanting of "Jay Sree Ram" can be heard to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.
On this day, many of your colleagues in India will celebrate the culmination of the ten day Dussehra festival.In India, the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. The festival traditionally represents the legend of Rama and Ravana.Ravana, the demon king, abducted the beloved Princess of India, Sita.The Lord Rama rescued the Princess, proving victorious over the powerful and evil King Ravana.The Dussehra festival is ten days long, culminating on the tenth day, the Dussehra holiday.On the day of Dussehra, large statues of Ravana are constructed and brought into open fields.These effigies are burned and with them the evil they represent, so that the people are allowed to follow the path of virtue and goodness throughout the year.
On the ninth day of Dussehra, Ayudha Puja is celebrated in several regions of India. Celebrations may involve many common and seemingly mundane tooo and implements used in everyday life, such as computers, books, cars, or kitchen tools. The aim is to see the divine in everything, notably those things used in one's livelihood. It is believed that this day is also a blessed one for any new venture to start on.