The excitement of Indian festivals is not just in India, people from different parts of countries and regions gather to see the gigantic celebration of festivals, one such great occasion is Dussehra. Dussehra is celebrated as the victory of good over evil, as per the Hindu mythology and beliefs, on this day Lord Ram exterminated Daemon King Raavan the one who abducted Goddess Sita (wife of Lord Ram).
This is celebrated every year and mostly comes in October. People celebrate this day by making the huge dummy of Raavan and then any person takes the getup of Lord Ram, to recreate the scene of Raavan’s extermination and celebrating it as a victory.
The most enormous celebration of Dusshera takes place in Kullu, Ayodhya, etc. By making huge pandals and Raavan dummies, then attacking it by a fired arrow to set up the destruction of Raavan, then firecrackers are lighted, some plays are performed (Raamlila), the food and big Bhandaras takes place.
In 2020, due to the ongoing Pandemic of Coronavirus, many festivals were going without the proper celebration but the spirit of joy, excitement, and celebration of an Indian, can’t be killed. Hence, the celebration will happen this year too on the 25th of October, but with some safety measures of course.
The government issues guidelines to follow at festival time, one’s safety is in own hand” so, if you plan to celebrate Dussehra at home, well and good but if you go out then don’t forget Social distancing, Face Mask, sanitize your hands and don’t touch your face when outside, don’t let kids and elders come with you as their risk is higher.
Be careful, safe, and enjoy the joyous occasion of Dussehra!