Dasara also known as Vijaya Dashami, Navratri is one of the main festivals of the Indian culture. There are many popular stories behind the Dasara Festival but the main purpose is to celebrate the victory of good over bad.
Few of them are as follows
- Victory of Ram over the Ravana
- Victory of Godess Durga over Mahishasura
- End of Adnyatavasa for the Pandavas
This festival is celebrated in almost every part of India in many different ways. This festival is celebrated over the course of ten days starting from 1st day of month of Ashwin (Ashwin Shuddha Pratipada, per hindu calendar) to the 10th day of Ashwin (Dashami).
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