Sunday, 2 October 2016

2016 Vijayadashami, Dasara puja timings for Jabalpur, India

2016 Vijayadashami, Dasara puja timings for Jabalpur, India

Dasha-Hara is the festival of Victory of Good over Evil. There are many variations to this feat, that are believed all across India.
Dasara/ Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-harameaning "remover of bad fate" meaning remover of ten heads of Ravana's.
It is also referred to as Navratri and Durgotsav. It is also written as Dashahara, Dussehra Bengali:and Dashain in Nepali.
Victory of Prabhu Ramachandra over Ravana

Vijayadashami is celebrated as victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and also triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura. Vijayadashami is also known as Dussehra or Dasara. 
When is Dussehra 2016?
Dussehra 2016 - October 11 (Tuesday)
Vijay Muhurat = 13:52 to 14:38
Duration = 0 Hours 46 Mins
Aparahna Puja Time = 13:06 to 15:25
Duration = 2 Hours 19 Mins
Dashami Tithi Begins = 22:53 on 10/Oct/2016
Dashami Tithi Ends = 22:28 on 11/Oct/2016

Panchang for Vijayadashami Day
Choghadiya Muhurat on Vijayadashami

Dasara is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu autumn lunar month of Ashvin, or Ashwayuja which falls in September or October of the Western calendar, from the Shukla Paksha Pratipada, or the day after the new moon which falls in Bhadrapada, to the Dashami, or the tenth day of Ashvin. The first nine days are celebrated as Maha Navratri(Sanskrit: ????????, 'nine nights') or Sharada Navratri {the most important Navratri) and culminates on the tenth day as Dasara.
In India, the harvest season begins at this time and so the Mother Goddess is invoked to start the new harvest season and reactivate the vigor and fertility of the soil. This is done through religious performances and rituals which are thought to invoke cosmic forces that rejuvenate the soil. Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dasara through social gatherings and food offerings to the gods at home and in temples throughout India.In the months of Ashwin and Kartik, Hindus observe a 10 day ceremony of fast, rituals and celebrations.This celebration starts from Navratri and ends with the tenth day festival of “Dussehra”. Navratri and Dussehra is celebrated throughout the country at the same time, with varying rituals, but with great enthusiasm and energy as it marks the end of scorching summer and the start of winter season.
Vijaya Dashami is considered to be an auspicious day for the Indian householder, on which he worships, protects and preserves 'Shakti' (power). According to Scriptures, by worshiping the 'Shakti' on these nine-days the householders attain the threefold power i.e. physical, mental and spiritual, which helps him to progress in life without any difficulty.
The 'Ramlila' - an enactment of the life of Lord Rama, is held during the nine days preceding Dussehra. On the tenth day (Dussehra or Vijay Dasami), larger effigies of Ravana, his son and brother - Meghnadh and Kumbhakarna are set to fire.The theatrical enactment of this dramatic encounter is held throughout the country in which every section of people participates enthusiastically.
In burning the effigies the people are asked to burn the evil within them, and thus follow the path of truth and goodness, bearing in mind the instance of Ravana, who despite all his might and majesty was destroyed for his evil ways
Dussehra Mela (Fairs)
Mela or fairs are a major highlight of Dussehra festivities. Fairs are organized in cities where stalls are set up for shopping and joy-rides and other activities for kids are organized, and the streets are bustling with people gathered to see huge effigies of Ravan burn. Kota Mela and Mysore Dasara Fair are some of the famous fairs on Dussehra..