The Holy Festival of Dussehra and its Significance

The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami is a celebration of victory over evil. The day celebrates several mythological moments where good prevails over evil in different instances. The day celebrates the victory of Ram over Ravan and Durga’s victory over Mahishasur.

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The culmination to Dussehra celebrations begins nine days prior where the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped on each day. These nine days, known as Navratri, are very popular in North India and involve a series of special pujas that are dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Dussehra celebrations include the burning of an effigy of Ravan to signify his defeat over Ram, who retrieves Sita from his grasps. Another popular celebration is Durga Puja, where Goddess Durga is worshipped for defeating the evil Mahishasur, who had wreaked havoc on earth resulting in mass destruction.

During this festive season, Delhi is home to several celebrations that signify the victory of good over evil. While the burning of huge Ravan effigies is a common sight, there are also mass gatherings for Dandiya and Durga Puja. These venues are a must visit during this festive time as they are an ardent display of colours, culture and food. With several food stalls all around the city serving some special delicacies this is the best time to try out Sabudana Vada, Khaman Dhokla, Malpua and the ever popular Jilebi.

Come celebrate Dussehra this extended weekend as you stay with us. Our experienced staff are sure to guide you through the popular celebration spots of the city to make sure you experience the true spirit of Dussehra. Enjoy the best of services and amenities, only at the best hotel in South Delhi.

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