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What is the significance of Navrathri and Dusserah?

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Asked by T A RAMESH, 20 Sep '09 01:33 pm
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Navratri begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October). Navratri ends on the ninth day of Ashvin. The tenth day is celebrated as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami. In Hindu mythology, Navratri celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the buffalo-headed demon. She fought for nine days and nine nights before emerging victorious on the tenth day.

The nine nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwin of the bright fortnight. The festival comes to an end on the tenth day of Vjay Dashmi or Dussehra, when the idols of the Goddess Shakti are immersed in the river. Dussehra, is considered as an important festival. Though the festival celebrates the worship Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati but all three Goddess are the incarnations of Goddess Shakti (the Mother Goddess). The festival signifies power, wealth, prosperity and knowledge.
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 20 Sep '09 01:40 pm

 
  
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Navaratri is known as the festival of nights honouring Goddesses , beginning on the ninth day of the month of VIRGO orKANYA.Worship lasts nine days out of which first three are devoted to DURGA, the Goddess of Valour, next three days to Lakshmi,the goddess of Wealth, and the last three days to Saraswathi,the Goddess of knowledge.The images of Goddesses are created,worshiped and then immersed in to river or ocean.In north during this festival the Garbha dance is a main event,In south houses are decorated with toys,images of all gods,goddesses,kings,queens,merchants etc.
It is also called Dasara,in Karnataka Dasra is the celebration of the victory of Goddess Durga (Kali) over the Demonin the form of MAHISHASURAIn the north it is the victory of Sri Rama over Demon Ravana, Victory of Good(ness) over evil
On the tenth day we celebrate it as Vijayadasami dayIt marks the end of war and destruction of evil.It is a festival of joy and glory
By worshiping DURGA,Lakshmi & Saraswathi, we get v ...more
Answered by radhakrishnan, 20 Sep '09 02:20 pm

 
  
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I think Spiritiual things
Answered by Motu, 25 Sep 07:19 pm

 
  
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Spiritiual things
Answered by Thambi, 20 Sep '09 01:55 pm

 
  
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Both are related to victory of Godess Durga over MAHISASUR & victory of Lord Rama over RAVANA respectively.
Answered by dare devil, 20 Sep '09 01:51 pm

 
  
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Both are sme navarathri refers to nights while dussera refers to days
Answered by Dinesh C S, 20 Sep '09 01:51 pm

 
  
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