Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It marks the end of ‘Ramlila’ and remembers god Rama’s victory over the demon Ravana. The festival celebrates the victory of forces of good over evil.
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Indian Festival of Dussehra
The celebration of victory of good over evil.
The nine-day Navaratri festival culminates with the celebration of Dussehra or Vijayadashami (victory on tenth day). Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over demon king Ravana of Lanka. Dussehra also commemorates the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo-headed demon called Mahishasura, giving the goddess her name Mahishasura-Mardini (the slayer of Mahishasura).