Dussehra 2023: Here’s How You Can Celebrate Vijayadashami This Year
Dussehra represents the victory of good over evil. The Hindu festival holds immense cultural and spiritual value, with people known to celebrate with great grandeur and fervour.
Nonetheless, it seems there has been quite a bit of confusion on when to celebrate the festival this year. Dashami Tithi will begin at 5:45 PM on Oct 23 and continue till 3:14 PM on Oct 24.
People must note Dussehra will be celebrated on October 24. The auspicious Puja Time will be covered under Dashami Tithi so there is no more confusion on the rituals.
Dashami Tithi Begins – October 23, 2023 – 05:44 PM
Dashami Tithi Ends – October 24, 2023 – 03:14 PM
Shravana Nakshatra Begins – October 22, 2023 – 06:44 PM
Shravana Nakshatra Ends – October 23, 2023 – 05:14 PM
Vijaya Muhurat – 01:26 PM to 02:12 PM
Apaharan Muhurat – 12:40 PM to 02:59 PM
With Dussehra 2023 around the corner, here are four incredible things you can do this Vijayadashami to celebrate in a meaningful and enriching way.
1. Worshipping Weapons
Dussehra, celebrating Lord Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana, is associated with an auspicious tradition to worship weapons such as swords, bows and arrows.
The ritual symbolises the triumph of righteousness and reminds the world that violence should only protect what’s right, never for selfish gains.
2. Performing Lakshmi Puja
Goddess Lakshmi is the divine source of wealth and prosperity. You can invite financial stability and abundance into your life by performing Lakshmi Puja at home or in the temple.
Chanting the powerful mantra “Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha” during the ritual is also considered a wonderful way to set a positive financial outlook for your future.
3. Burning The Effigy Of Ravana
Did you know Dussehra is an astrological way to cleanse the atmosphere of negative energies and create a more positive energy field?
You can also take a vow to walk on the path of truth on Vijayadashami as it could help you achieve your goals, overcome obstacles and live a more fulfilling life.
4. Venerating Shami Plants
Legend has it the Pandavas – referring to the five legendary brothers – concealed their weapons in a shami tree during their exile and reclaimed them upon their return, symbolising victory.
The shami tree plays a significant role in Dussehra, with people known to venerate shami leaves and branches, believing it banishes negativity and ushers in good fortune.