Dussehra: Essay on Dussehra Festival for Students

Dussehra – Essay 1.

Dussehra is an Indian Festival celebrated in all major parts of India, and in some neighboring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka; in the months of September-October. It is one of the most prominent Festival Celebrations with Mythological, Spiritual and Religious Significance for the Indian people. Dussehra festival has a great history attached to it as it gets celebrated because Lord Rama killed the Ravana on this special occasion.

The Victory of Good over Evil

Dussehra is also called and celebrated as Vijayadashami in some parts of India. Basically with minor, regional differences, they both signify similar events.

They signify the Victory of the Power of the Good over the Power of the Evil. As per mythology, it is said that Goddess Durga eliminated the Demon Mahishasura on this day. Some other traditions believe that Lord Rama destroyed the Demon King Ravana on this day.

The Ten-Day Festival

Dussehra is the last day of the ten-day Festival of Durga Puja or Navaratri. Durga Puja is the ten-day ritual worship and celebration period for the Goddess Durga. A Big idol of the Goddess is installed and worshipped in many private and public ceremonies. On the last day, the idol is immersed in Water. Navaratri means the festival of Nine Nights. It is also similar worship and celebration for Goddess Durga in other regions of India.

How This Festival Is Celebrated In India

People buy a lot of firecrackers, and people around the country try to show their excitement for this day by bursting lots of firecrackers and bombs.

A lot of organizations around the country build statues of Ravana and his brothers and the special guest fires the statues which are full of fireworks and bombs etc. in front of a huge crowd.

People eat sugar canes and sweets on this special occasion, and sugarcane juice gets drunk by every family member as it’s a tradition getting followed from years.


Twenty days after Dussehra one gets to enjoy the Diwali festival. A lot of schools around the country give Dussehra vacations to their students due to which students enjoy this festival very much. Dussehra festival is a few days from now, so start making your to-do list for Dussehra festival.

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