Vijayadashami i.e. Dussehra 2022 is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by Himdus with great joy and enthusiasm. It marks the end of the nine days of Navratri fast. As per the Hindu Lunar calendar, Dussehra is observed on Shukla Paksha Dashmi in the month of Ashwin. The festival denotes the victory of good over evil.
It is believed that Goddess Durga defeated and killed the demon Mahishasura after a fierce battle that lasted for 9 long days. In some other parts of the country, the festival is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over the 10 headed demon king Ravana. On this day, idols of Ravana are made and burnt at various places to celebrate the victory of the right over the wrong. The story of Ram Leela is also staged by various actors of theater at various public places. This year, Dussehra falls on 5th October 2022, i.e. Wednesday.
- When is Dussehra 2022?
Dussehra 2022 will be celebrated on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.
- Vijay Muhurta : 02:07 PM to 02:54 PM
- Duration : 47 Minutes
- Dashami Tithi starts : 4th October 2022 from 02:20 PM
On the day of Dussehra, old books, tools and weapons are cleaned and worshipped. Tilak Vidhi is done and flower garlands are also offered to the books. It is believed that by doing so, all the evil eyes are eliminated. Old vehicles, Electric things, expensive appliances etc are also worshiped on the day of Dussehra. It is believed that worshipping these items removes the risk of any theft or loss in the house. The grace of Maa Durga remains in the house. Some people also worship various weapons with the belief that worshipping these weapons will help them protect people better. Devotees also offer Shami leaves during Shastra Puja since worshipping the Shami tree during Dussehra has special significance.
Dussehra 2022 Worship Method
- On the day of Dussehra 2022, wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear new clothes.
- Clean the puja place, decorate it and establish the idol of Maa Durga.
- The Puja should be conducted during the Vijaya Muhurta. Keep your face towards the north east during the time of puja.
- Reading Aparajita Stotra on this day is considered very auspicious. After Aparajita Stotra, recite Ram Raksha Stotra.
- Offer fruits and sweets as bhog to Maa Durga.
- Then perform the Maha Aarti, Pray to the Goddess for everyone’s well being and distribute the Prasad among the devotees.
- Worshipping the vehicles, electric items and weapons in the house is considered auspicious.
Dussehra Vrat Katha
According to the legend, Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil, the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana who had abducted his loving wife Sita. The festival also celebrates the victory of Maa Durga over the demon Mahishasura. During the same period, the Pandavas hid their weapons under a Shami tree and went for exile. When they returned, they found their weapons in the same place. Therefore they worshipped the Shami tree for protecting their weapons before going to war. The Pandavas won the battle. The word ‘Dussehra’ is an amalgamation of two Hindi words, ‘dus’ meaning ten and ‘hara’ meaning destroyed. When combined, Dussehra represents the day on which Lord Rama destroyed the ten evil faces of the demon Ravana.
Some special remedies for Dussehra 2022
- On the day of Dussehra, light a lamp near the Shami tree in the evening for getting victory in legal works.
- If you want to buy a new vehicle, then the day of Dussehra is considered to be the best. You can start any kind of new work on Dussehra.
- For getting rid of financial issues, clean any Vishnu or Shiva temple with a new broom and donate the broom to the temple.
- Doing Sunderkand Path on the day of Dussehra helps to give mental peace and happiness and fulfills all the wishes of the devotees.
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