YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DUSSEHRA 2022
Dussehra 2022 is the festival of burning all evil in this world with triumphing of good over everything. The Dussehra meaning lies behind the stories of Durga Puja, Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is all enriched with the Hindu tradition and culture of India with so many stories entangled with this Dussehra festival. Today, Dussehra 202 can also be called Vijayadashami 2022, Dashain, Dasara or Dasro.
Karmaplace wishes you a Happy Dussehra with warm & happy Dussehra wishes from the Karmaplace family to your family in the USA. Vijayadashami 2022 is about the immersion of Mother Goddess Maa Durga into the water after the nine nights of worshiping in all her forms. More specifically, Maa Durga is worshiped for special four nights from the sixth day of Navratri till Vijayadashami 2022.
Celebration of Dussehra festival in India and Dussera in USA involves the exchange of gold leaves i.e. Apta leaves, Ravan dahan in the name of Shree Ram from Ramayan and Durga Puja 2022. We will learn all about Dussehra 2022 in much detail further ahead. Also, Karmaplace.com presents a curated collection of everything related to fashion, home decor and pooja essentials for this Vijayadashami 2022. Apart from Happy Dussehra wishes and everything you want to know about Dassara 2022 USA events, Karmaplace will be your complete shopping destination for everything Indian including chaniya choli designs for Navratri, saree colors for Navratri 2022, Mandir, God Idols, Kids fashion wear, pooja mandir ideas and so much more for Navratri celebration and Dussehra festival.
HAPPY DUSSEHRA 2022 OR HAPPY VIJAYADASHAMI 2022
Karmaplace begins with wishing you wholesome happy Dussehra wishes along with a complete guide to everything you want to know about Vijayadashami 2022. From Dussehra in USA events, shopping offers, the story behind Ravan Dahan and Shree Ram and the concept of exchanging Apta Leaves in the name of Gold Leaves. Dussehra and Vijayadashami often can be considered as two separate festivals wherein the story of Shree Ram concedes with the dussehra festival and the story of Mother Goddess Maa Durga with Vijayadashami 2022.
Dussehra comes on the tenth day after the nine days and nights of Navratri 2022 where all nine forms for Maa Durga are worshiped. If you are asked what are the nine forms of Maa Durga, you can read that in detail over here. Nine forms of Maa Durga or Goddess Parvati are Goddess Shailputri, Goddess Brahmacharini, Goddess Chandraghanta, Goddess Kushmanda, Goddess Skandmata, Goddess Katyayani, Goddess Kaalratri, Goddess Mahagauri, and Goddess Siddhidatri.
Dussehra 2022 or Vijayadashami 2022, whatever you call it. In the end, it is basically Dussehra celebration is about the victory of good over evil. One story behind Dussehra is from the Ramayan were Shree Ram killed Lanka King Ravana and thus, Ravan Dahan takes place during Dussehra festival. Another story supports more of Bengali traditions of worshiping Maa Durga during Durga Puja 2022 which starts on the sixth day of Navratri and ends on the day of Dussehra festival where she is immersed in the water.
Thus, Dussehra's meaning lies in everything wherever we proclaim the value of good over evil. Dussehra's meaning is not just limited to certain aspects but rather a wholesome concept of good being victorious, whether it was Shree Ram killing Ravan or Mother Goddess Maa Durga killing Mahishasura.
Dussehra 2022 will conclude the Navratri 2022 festival and it all comes down to either immersion of the Goddess into water or the burning of the Ravan effigy also known as Ravan Dahan. The reason behind the celebration of Dussehra 2022 lies in two of the greatest Hindu epics from India known as Ramayan and Mahabharta. The story of Shree Ram and Pandavas coincides with the celebration of Dussehra in USA even today.
As per the Ramayan stories, Shree Ram went into exile in the forest with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita. Sita was kidnapped by a demon king Ravana from the kingdom of Lanka which is today’s Sri Lanka. This led Shree Ram to go on a war with Lanka and it all ended in Ravan Dahan i.e. the killing of the evil demon king. Thus, even today humongous effigies or statues of Ravan are erected in big spaces and then they are burnt down to the ground in the name of Shree Ram. It all symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
Ravan Dahan is popular all over India, especially in the northern parts. Dussehra in USA will not witness Ravan Dahan but rather a celebration with a traditional puja on the day of Dussehra where everyone expresses happy Dussehra wishes while exchanging apta leaves as a symbol of gold leaves which in turn means wealth. Ravan Dahan only happens in large community spaces and it takes place mostly in the regional parts of India and mostly in the northern states as explained earlier.
GOLD LEAVES IN THE FORM OF APTA LEAVES
Often one would notice a typical kind of leaf being shown on the day of Dasara while wishing Happy Dasara. These leaves are actually called Apta leaves and they refer to the gold leaves which mean wealth and prosperity. The beauty of apta leaves lies that anyone irrespective of their class and societal status can get them and follow the tradition that has been going on for years.
Apta leaves origin story is said to be from Mahabharata, another Hindu epic apart from Ramayan that has a huge influence on Indian culture and Indian festivals throughout the year. In Mahabharata, you might be knowing there are cousins on the battlefield - the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Before the great war, the Pandavas were sent to exile and in their last year they were supposed to leave in disguise without showing off their royal status and they had to hide their armor and weapons.
Thus, these weapons were kept under a tree with apta leaves. It is said apta leaves protected them for an entire year and these weapons gain even more strength and mystical powers. Thus, even today during the Dussehra pooja, households keep their study books, business books, and instruments of carpentry and even bless their vehicles, electronics, etc with apta leaves, marigold flowers and sandalwood. Basically, every asset in a household is worshiped on the day of Dussehra 2022 and once again Karmaplace.com wishes you all a Happy Dussehra!
WHEN IS DUSSEHRA IN USA?
Dussehra in USA is on October 5, 2022 same as in India. It marks the end of the nine nights and ten day festival of Navratri 2022 as well as Durga Puja 2022.
WHAT IS RAVAN DAHAN?
Ravan Dahan refers to the burning of the effigy of Lanka King Ravana. Ravan Dahan mostly takes place in huge community grounds across the Northern region of India in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
WHO IS SHREE RAM FROM DUSSEHRA FESTIVAL?
Shree Ram is a Hindu god from the epic of Ramayan. He was the king of Ayodhya kingdom. He went on a war in the Kingdom of Lanka against their King Ravana. The killing of Ravana by Shree Ram is observed as Ravan Dahan every year on the day of Dussehra Festival.
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