Dussehra Festival also called as Durga Puja is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in many parts of India including the desert state of Rajasthan. Literally meaning the 10th Day, Dussehra is the tenth day of Hindu month of Ashwin with pomp and gaiety. The 10 days festival is celebrated with high zest and festivities during the month of October every year, with every day of festival is having its own significance and rituals. Dussehra also marks the onset of winter season that provides a respite from hot and humid days of monsoon season. Dedicated to goddess Durga, Dussehra is also known as ‘Vijayadashmi’ and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana and rescue of his wife Sita. In many parts of Rajasthan massive effigies of ten-headed Ravana are erected along with his brothers that are later set on fire by crackers.
On Dussehra Day fairs are held at various spots in cities of Rajasthan in which different types of shops and vendors sell eatables, goodies and interesting items including crackers. People of all ages from children, youth to elders visit the festival in large numbers and enjoy the celebrations at the fullest. At many places in Rajasthan huge processions are taken out depicting the episodes from Ramayana and life of Lord Rama. The event of Ram Leela is also organised during Dussehra , which is a dramatic depiction of episodes from the lives of Rama, Sita and Laxman. Local artists dressed as famous gods and goddesses perform on the stage in beautiful attires that thrill the spectators a lot. Want to plan holidays during Dussehra festival? Check below our featured packages or drop your enquiry and we shall get back to you shortly.