Why we celebrate Dusshera and Diwali !!

India is a land of diversity and we are lucky to celebrate numerous festivals. This month being the festival month where all are excited for Diwali.

Dussera and Diwali are one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. These festivals symbolise the victory of good over evil. Dusshera is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over evil demon Raven to free his wife Goddess Sita. Diwali is celebrated as a symbol of joy of Lord Rama’s return to his home Ayodhya.

Both these festivals are celebrated in different forms in various parts of the country. Pooja is the important part of these  festivals.  Dusshera is celebrated at the end of Navratris and it confides of Durga Pooja. Goddess Durga is warrior goddess and is depicted riding a tiger and wielding many weapons in her 8 arms. Diwali is celebrated after 20 days of celebrating Dussehra and  confides of Lakshmi and Kali Puja for the prosperity and fight over evil. Diwali is also known as Festival of Lights which bring joy and happiness everywhere.

This was a little introduction of the beautiful festivals we celebrate. But I have something different in my mind. On Dussehra we burn Ravan because of the evil deed he had done and laying the example of victory of good over bad. But when I look around I find many Ravens doing misdeeds with great confidence. Every person somewhere moving ahead with evil thoughts.

May it be at work place where every person is looking forward to move ahead through any means for getting promotion or may it be jealousy. Or may it be the behaviour of young generation towards the elders and parents. I refer to these thoughts more specifically because they too are  somewhere playing important role  in laying down the foundation of other strong criminal activities that are taking place in the society.

The fact is, the day we burn and let go the evil feelings within us than only we truly deserve the celebration of Dusshera.The day we learn to give people with open heart, make efforts to make other people’s life good, help poor and aim  to educate at least one child who can’t offord the school than automatically the society will glow with lights of security and happiness. Giving a true sense of Diwali celebrations.

One thing is for sure, “truth always wins may it be a little late”. Our karmas should be selfless without any personal motives. Kill the thoughts of revenge from the enemies and leave it to god who is the creator of the universe. Never hurt the feelings of anyone.

Kill evils of self like:-

  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Attachment
  • Pride
  • Ego
  • Greed
  • Selfishness etc

Have faith within your true act of deeds  and you will realise the true reason of celebrating the Dusshera and Diwali by killing the above mention devils inside you.

I am thankful with the gift of love, prayers and wishes on this day which fills my life with beauty and grace and making my world more warm and a happier place to stay. 

Wishing you all and your family a prosperous Diwali!

37 thoughts on “Why we celebrate Dusshera and Diwali !!

  1. Thanks for sharing this information to the international audience. They like it. Our festivals are special you know. I am sure you enjoyed the festivals.
    I was totally busy during the last week. Since we business people get one to celebrate.

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