Dussehra 2013-Vijayadashami Festival-Navaratri Durga Puja Dates

Dussehra 2013-Vijayadashami Festival-Navaratri Durga Puja Dates

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When is Dussehra in 2013?

This year Dussehra Festival, Vijaya-Dashami is celebrated on 'October 14 2013'. I.e. second Monday of October Month.

Dussehra Festival - Vijayadashami 2013

Dussehra Festival Information - India

Dussehra Festival of Durga Mata is a popular Hindu Festival Celebrated in India and is widely known as Vijayadashami, Maha Navaratri, Durgotsav, Dushera, Dasara, Durga Puja, Durga Mata Festival Etc. In Nepal this festival is called as Dashain. Dushera is the most Auspicious Festival for Hindus, celebrated with great fervor throughout India.

Goddess Durga Mata is worshipped for 9 nights (nava-rathri) with 9 different avatars (incarnations) and the 10th day is celebrated as Dussehra / Vijayadashami. This Festival usually falls in the months of Mid September & October.  Dussehra is the most Auspicious & Biggest festival of the year, celebrated throughout India with great fervor & respect Especially in West Bengal.

Dussehra Festival - Vijayadashami 2013


This Festival refers to all six days observed as Mahalaya, Shasthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijayadashami. More than just a festival Durga Pooja is a carnival of life, culture, popular customs and traditions. It is a time relocates, reunion and rejuvenation to love, to share and to care.

The History of Dussehra festival lays back to the story of Mahisasur, a powerful daemon also called as the Buffalo Daemon. Through several years of intense praying and worship he got blessings from Lord Brahma that no power could making him invincible. But once the great powers were blessed upon him, he started ravaging the entire world and assassinating people and eventually wanted to uproot the deities too. The Gods, finally decided to combine their powers to create a pleasant maiden, and each placed his or her most powerful weapon in one of her ten hands riding a lion. Godess Durga killed Buffalo Daemon and won the paradise back for the Gods. Her return in every year occurs in the Bengali month of Aswin (September-October) commemorates Rama's invocation of the goddess Shakti before he went into fight with Ravana and defeated Ravana in the battle.

Vijayadashami 2013 Pictures

Dates of Maha Navaratri festival in 2013:

Find dates of Vijayadashami/Dussehra Festival performed in October 2013.

October 5, 2013 - Day 1 of Navratri - Ghatsthapana

October 6, 2013 - Day 2 of Navratri - Chandra Darshan

October 7, 2013 - Day 3 of Navratri - Sindoor Tritiya

October 8, 2013 - Day 4 of Navratri - Varad Vinayak Chaturthi and Lalit Panchami

October 9, 2013 - Day 5 of Navratri - Upang Lalita Vrat - Lalitha Panchami

October 10, 2013 - Day 6 of Navratri - Saraswati Awahan  

October 11, 2013 - Day 7 of Navratri - Saraswathi Puja - Maha Lakshmi Puja

October 12, 2013 - Day 8 of Navratri - Maha Gauri Puja - Durga Ashtami

October 13, 2013 - Day 9 of Navratri - Ayudha Puja - Durga Visarjan - Mahanavami

October 14, 2013 - The tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra, Dushera or Vijaya Dashami.

Dussehra - Durga Mata Immerssion Pictures


Dussehra Festival Video:



Tags :- Dussehra 2013, Vijayadashami, Maha Navaratri, Hindu Festivals,Saraswati Avahan,Durga Ashtami,Mahanavami,dasara, Kolkata
Keywords :- Dussehra Festival, Vijayadashami, Maha Navaratri, Durgotsav, Dushera, Dasara, Durga Puja, Durga Mata Festival
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