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Dussehra 2021 Date: When is Dussehra 2021 Date? Check Importance, Significance, Timings and More

Dussehra 2021 Date- Dussehra is a Hindu festival that observes the conquest of good over evil and It is a gazetted public holiday in India, which is celebrated on the 10th day of half in the month of Ashvin, according to the Hindu calendar. Scroll down to read more about the Dussehra Festival, Dussehra 2021 Date? When is Dussehra 2021 in India? from this article. 

by Sheetal Kumbhar S | Updated Aug 02, 2021 08:52 AM

Dussehra 2021 Date: When is Dussehra 2021 Date? Check Importance, Significance, Timings and More

Dussehra 2021 Date

Dussehra is observed and is a public holiday. It is a holiday for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. This year 2021, it falls on a Sunday, October 15th, and some companies may choose to follow Sunday opening hours. Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through unique prayer offerings and food to the god at home or in temples throughout India. They also conduct outdoor fairs and large parades with effigies of Ravana. The effigies are burnt on bonfires at night. Dussehra festival is the culmination of the Navaratri. There are a lot of local celebrations in some areas in India that can last for up to 10 days.

Dussehra 2021 Start Date

Local events have Performances of the Ramlila in Northern India, A large festival and procession included the Chamundeshwari on a throne mounted on elephants in the town of Mysore in Karnataka, The blessing of household, work-related tools, such as books, computers, cooking pans, and vehicles in the form of Karnataka, The preparation of special foods, including lunch and alur dom in Bengal. Most Hindus also believe that it is lucky to begin a new venture, project, or journey on Dussehra. They also exchange gifts of leaves from the Shami tree as a symbol of the story of the Pandavas brothers' exile in the Mahabharata stories. Friday, 15 October is the Dussehra 2021 start date.

Significance Of Dussehra

The Dussehra festival is celebrated each year with immense zeal and zest. In their very unique style, people around the country actively participate in the occasion. It is the day when Lord Rama killed the ten-headed Ravana. In Hinduism, Vijayadashami is an auspicious festival marking the victory of good over evil. In the festivities, every region in the nation has its own uniqueness.

How Is Dussehra Celebrated?

In various parts of the nation, the Dussehra or Vijayadashmi festival is performed differently. Though people participate in public processions in some localities, they indulge in Ram Leela in some localities. In a few towns, Ravan Dahan is organized. The festival's most vital features include bursting crackers and feasting. On occasion, lively shows and fairs are held at various places in India. In addition, from ten days before the festival of Dussehra, individuals enact the whole Ramayana. During the Dussehra holidays of 2021, the festivities continue the same.

What Are The Rituals Of Dussehra?

During the Aparahna period, ‘Shami puja,' ‘Aparajita puja,' and ‘Seema avalanghan' are a few of the rituals that are conducted.

On this day, effigies of Ravan, as well as pyrotechnics, are burned in several places to symbolise the elimination of evil.

Bengalis celebrate Bijoya Dashami, the tenth day of Durga puja, on the same day. The goddess's idols are brought in processions and submerged in the river on this day. Married women put vermilion over one other's faces as well, while others exchange pleasantries and feasts.

What Are The Tithi Timings Of Dussehra?

The Vijay muhurat will start at 2:02 pm and continue till 2:48 pm.

Aparahna puja muhurat will start at 1:16 pm and end at 3:34 pm.

The Dashami tithi will begin at 6:52 pm on October 14, 2021, and will end at 6:02 pm on October 15, 2021.

Here are some places in India where Dussehra is more popular; Some of them are; 

  • Mysore

  • Delhi 

  • Varanasi

  • Baraha

  • Kullu 

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Dussehra 2021 Date - FAQs

1. When is Dussehra in India this year 2021?

Dussehra is observed and is a public holiday. It is a holiday for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. This year 2021, it falls on, October 15th and some companies may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

2. Is ten-headed Ravana being killed by Rama?    

Yes. It is the day when Lord Rama killed the ten-headed Ravana.

3. What is organized in towns during the Dussehra festival?    

In various parts of the nation, the Dussehra or Vijayadashmi festival is performed differently. Though people participate in public processions in some localities, they indulge in Ram Leela in some localities. In a few towns, Ravan Dahan is organized during this Dussehra occasion.

4. Name the places where Dussehra is popular in India.

Here are some places in India where Dussehra is more popular; Some of them are; 

  • Mysore
  • Delhi 
  • Varanasi
  • Baraha
  • Kullu 
5. How is Dussehra celebrated in Karnataka?    

A large festival and procession included the Chamundeshwari on a throne mounted on elephants in the town of Mysore in Karnataka. The blessing of household, work-related tools, such as books, computers, cooking pans, and vehicles in the form of Karnataka.

6. What Are The Rituals Of Dussehra?

During the Aparahna period, ‘Shami puja,' ‘Aparajita puja,' and ‘Seema avalanghan' are a few of the rituals that are conducted.

On this day, the effigies of Ravan, as well as pyrotechnics, are burned in several places to symbolize the elimination of evil.

Bengalis celebrate Bijoya Dashami, the tenth day of Durga puja, on the same day. The goddess's idols are brought in processions and submerged in the river on this day. Married women put vermilion over one other's faces as well, while others exchange pleasantries and feasts.

7. What Are The Tithi Timings Of Dussehra?

The Vijay muhurat will start at 2:02 pm and continue till 2:48 pm.

Aparahna puja muhurat will start at 1:16 pm and end at 3:34 pm.

The Dashami tithi will begin at 6:52 pm on October 14, 2021, and will end at 6:02 pm on October 15, 2021.