Know about types of Dussehras celebrated across India

New Delhi, Sep 29: From Northern part to the Southern part, from Eastern part to the Western part, Durga Puja, known by different names in different parts of the country, is celebrated with full enthusiasm and excitement. Gujarat to Arunachal and Himachal to Karnataka, the entire nation exudes its ethnic elegance during this ten-day festival. It is known by different names in different parts of the country. Know all about this:

Extravagance and splendor mark the Dasara in Mysuru “Nadahabba” or the state festival of Karnataka, Mysore Dussehra has been there for 400 years. The region hosts this festival as a celebration of the victory of goddess Chamundeshwari over demon Mahishasura. The 10-day long festival starts from the first day of Navratri and culminates on the tenth day when the royal procession follows a decorated elephant carrying the idol of worshipped goddess. The lighting of the Mysore palace and involvement of the royal family are popular attractions during Dussehra in Mysore. After the fall of Vijayanagar Kingdom, the Wodeyar's of Mysore continued the Dasara Festival in the year 1610 at Srirangapatna. 

Kullu Dussehra is an attraction globally Kullu Dussehra has gradually become a major tourist attraction over the years. It has earned a big name among the people looking for exceptional celebrations around the globe. Even for India, the celebrations in Kullu are a little different as they start when the revelers in other states are heading home after the 10 day long festivities. Celebrations in Kullu start on the 10th day of Dussehra and it goes on for a week. Kullu Dussehra is the renowned International Mega Dussehra festival observed in the month of October in Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. Wherein more than 4-5 lac people visits the fair from all across the Globe. 

Dussehra in Northern India Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is a major Indian festival celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar. This day falls in the month of September or October. The day culminates a 9 day fasting period of Navratri in the Hindu culture. The Dussehra festivities were first started by the Vijayanagar Kings in 15th Century. The year 2010 marks 400 years since the first Dasara of Raja Wodeyar. Dussehra in India is celebrated with great vigor and festivities by the Hindus. The festival marks the victory of good over evil. The 10-day long celebration includes melas and Ramlila– an enactment of the scenes from Ramayana. On the 10th day, the scene of Ravana Dahan is enactment. This is followed by the burning of the effigies of Ravana, Meghnath, and Kumbhakarna.

Durga Puja in Eastern part of India Durga Puja is the one of the most famous festival celebrated in West Bengal and particularly in Kolkata, in honor of Goddess Durga during the period of Navaratri. It is celebrated for 10 days, however starting from the sixth day till the ninth day, the Pandals with grand idols of Goddess Durga are open for visitors. The people of th Eastern part dress their best and it is indulgence in this part of India.