The nine-day long festival of Shardiya Navratri in the month of Ashwin, Shukla Paksha that pays ode to Mother Goddess Durga concludes with Vijaya Dashami, also known as Dussehra. This auspicious day is also associated with Shri Rama. It was on this day that the son of King Dasharatha eliminated Ravana, who represented evil. Read on to know the Dussehra or Vijayadashami 2020 date, tithi, shubh muhurat and other details.
Dussehra 2020 date
Dussehra is observed on the Dashami Tithi, Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the Moon) in the month of Ashwin. This year Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami will be celebrated on October 25 as per the Gregorian calendar. However, in West Bengal and other eastern states, Vijaya Dashami shall be observed on October 26. The immersion or visarjan of the deities shall take place on this day.
Dussehra 2020 Dashami Tithi
The Dashami tithi begins at 7:41 AM on October 25 and ends at 9:00 AM on October 26.
Dussehra 2020 Puja Shubh Muhurat
As per the drikpanchang, the timings are as follows:
Aparahna Puja Time - 01:12 PM to 03:27 PM
Vijaya Muhurat - 1:57 PM to 2:42 PM
Significance of Dussehra
Though the festival of Dussehra is associated with two different legends, the common thing is that it celebrates the victory of good over evil. On this day, Goddess Durga put an end to a demon named Mahishasura's tyranny by killing him with her trident in a battle that lasted for nine days. Lanka's demon-king named Ravana also met the same fate as Mahishasur at the hands of Shri Rama. Thus, the Mother Goddess and Maryada Purushottam established Dharma and restored peace by ending chaos and destruction.