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Durga Visarjan (Devi Bisarjan)

Goddess Durga Visarjan is the last of the rituals connected to Navratri Durga Puja. On the last day of Vijayadashami, the idols are worshipped for one last time in the pandals by the devotees. The devotees offer arati and sweets to the Goddess. Women [...]

Bathukamma Rituals

Bathukamma is the festival celebrated for nine days during Durga navratri in south India. It is especially popular in the Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh. The festival begins on Mahalaya Amavasya and ends on the day of Durgashtami. In the [...]

Vidyarambham on Vijayadashami in Kerala

Vidyarambham also known as Ezhuthiniruthu is the occasion when young children are introduced into the world of alphabets or letters as they take their first step into the world of knowledge. Vidyarambham is derived from the words Vidya meaning [...]

Legends of Dasara : Rama Kills Ravana

Dasara is celebrated on the tenth day of Navaratri and is also called Vijayadashami. There are many legends associated with the celebrations on this day. One of the popular ones is that of Lord Rama Killing the Demon Ravana on this day. Lets [...]

Legend of Shami Puja : Pandava’s Story

Shami Puja is one of the most important rituals during Navaratri, especially on the day of Mahanavami. This happens to be the ninth day of Navratri and is also celebrated as Ayudha Puja across the country by the devotees. The ritual involves [...]

Legend of Shami Puja : Kautsa’s Guru Dakshina

Shami Puja is one of the important rituals during Navratri and especially on the day of Vijayadashami. The ritual involves the worshipping of Shami Tree by the devotees across the country. There is an interesting story behind this which leads [...]

Legend of Shami Puja : Ganesha Purana

Shami Puja is one of the most important rituals during Navaratri and especially on the day of Mahanavami and Vijayadashami. The ritual involves the worshipping of Shami Tree by the devotees across the country. There is an interesting legend [...]

Legend of Kullu Dussehra or Kullu Dasara

Kullu Dasara is celebrated in the Kullu region in Himachal Pradesh in India. It has a unique tradition of beginning the celebration on the day of Vijayadashami and the celebrations last for the next seven days. There is also an equally interesting [...]

Shami Puja

Shami Puja is an important ritual performed during the Navaratri and on the day of Vijayadashami. It is performed by worshipping the Shami Tree and in the year 2012, it is done on the day of Vijayadashami on October 24. There are many legends [...]

Kullu Dasara Rituals

Kullu Dasara is celebrated in the Kullu regions of Himachal Pradesh In India. The festival is celebrated with unique rituals and customs not found anywhere in the country. The Dasara in this region begins on the day of Vijayadashami and continues [...]