Vijaydashmi dusshera navratri durga puja festival


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Vijaydashmi dusshera navratri durga puja festival

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  3. 3. DusseharaOne Festival –Different Beliefs ,Different Names Different ways to celebrate Free Science Videos for Kids
  4. 4. 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. Free Science Videos for Kids
  5. 5. Dusshera- Why• It is believed that On this day Lord Rama, a Hindu, killed the great demon Ravana who had abducted Ramas 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. Free Science Videos for Kids
  6. 6. 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 Durgas victory. • It is a day when devotees worship Goddess Shakti( of power) • Shakti represents strength, ability and courage. Free Science Videos for Kids
  7. 7. 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 Free Science Videos for Kids
  8. 8. 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. Free Science Videos for Kids
  9. 9. 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. Free Science Videos for Kids
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