Bal Bharati Public School, BBPS GRHMarg celebrated Dussehra which is one of the most popular festivals of India. The festival inspires us to follow the path of Dharma which is righteousness. The performance arts tradition during the Dussehra festival was inscribed by UNESCO as one of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008. Here’s a glimpse of how the students marked this auspicious festive occasion.
There are several mythological stories behind this festival.
In North India, Dussehra is celebrated as the day when Lord Rama defeated the demon king Ravana at Lanka. According to Hindu mythology, it is said that Ravana kidnapped Lord Rama's wife Sita. Ravana also got a boon from Lord Brahma for being indestructible. The killing of the one who has ten heads is called Dusshera. Finally, Dharma was established on the Earth because of Rama's victory over Ravana.
In South India, Dussehra festival mainly, in Mysore, Karnataka is celebrated as the day when Chamundeshwari, another avatar of Goddess Durga killed demon Mahishasur. That is why all the nine avatars of Goddess Durga are worshipped on the Navaratri.
Thus, this festival is celebrated reminding the victory of Good over Evil.
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