India is a land of many, cultures and traditions. One of its very famous festivals, is the festival of Dashehra or Vijaya Dashami. It is celebrated by the whole of Hindu community.
Dashehra is celebrated on the 25th day of the Kwar month by the Hindi calendar. It signifies the victory of good over evil. Historically, it was the day when Lord Rama killed Ravana. Rama stood victorious as a symbol of peace and harmony against the evil spirits.On Dashehra morning, a pujan is organised. In which all the family members pray that may the good win over the evil and that truth may prevail at all times.
In some places, huge effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghan are burnt with lighting of crackers. In some parts of India decorative processions are taken out displaying various scenes over Ramayana, the holy epic.
My birthday falls on 25th March. Every year we used to have examinations going on during that time. But last year I was free as my examinations finished early.