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Vijaydashmi, Dasara, Durgotsav,Navratri :

Vijaydashmi , Dasara , Durgotsav,Navratri Vijayadashami   also known as  Dasara , is one of the most important festivals celebrated in various forms, across India. Dasara / Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit  Dasha-hara  meaning "remover of bad fate“. It is also referred to as  Navratri  and  Durgotsav . www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

Dusshera- Why:

Dusshera- Why It is believed that On this day Lord Rama, a Hindu, killed the great demon Ravana who had abducted Rama's wife  Sita  to his kingdom of Lanka. Rama, his brother  Lakshmana their follower Hanuman and an army of ninja monkeys fought a great battle to rescue Sita . It is recorded in the epic Ramayana, a Hindu scripture. www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

Durgotsav –Durga Puja :

Durgotsav –Durga Puja This day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga , a Hindu goddess of power Riding on a lion, who assisted her, Durga fought Mahishasura . The battle raged for nine days and nights. Finally on the tenth day , Mahishasura was defeated and killed by Durga.So this festival is also called Vijay Dashmi (victory on tenth day) Hence  Dasha -Hara  is also known as  Navratri or  Durgotsav  and is a celebration of Durga's victory. It is a day when devotees worship Goddess Shakti( of power) Shakti represents strength, ability and courage. www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

Dusshera- Celebrations:

Dusshera- Celebrations In most of India , Dasha-Hara is celebrated more in honour of Rama. During these 10 days many plays and dramas based on Ramayana are performed. These are called  Ramlila . There are fairs and large parades with effigies of Ravana (a mythical king of ancient Sri Lanka), his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnad. The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening. Science : After Dasara, the hot summer ends, especially in North India. The onset of cold weather is believed to encourage infections. The burning of the effigies, filled with firecrackers containing phosphorus, supposedly purifies the atmosphere www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

Durga Puja-Celebrations:

Durga Puja-Celebrations In east part of India , Dussehra is celebrated as Durga Puja. Deities of the goddess Durga are worshipped for five days, and on the fifth day ( Vijaya Dashami ) immersed in a river or pond. This is referred as  Durga Bisarjan / Bhashaan . www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

Navratri -Celebrations:

Navratri -Celebrations In Western India, particularly in the state of Gujarat, Navratri is celebrated with the famous Garba and Dandiya-Raas dance This festival goes on for 9 days During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of  Durga/Shakti/Devi ( godess )  are worshiped  People from all over Gujarat and even abroad come to participate in the nine days celebrations. www.makemegenius.com Free Science Videos for Kids

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