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Dussehra, also known as Dashehra or Dasara, is the final day of the Hindu Navaratri festival. Celebrated in the northern part of India on the tenth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu autumn month of Ashvin, the occassion commemorates the victory of Lord Rama, the legendary Hindu prince, over Ravana - the ruler of Lanka.

In keeping with the mood for the occassion, here we bring for you this wondrous section on Dussehra that includes splendid wallpapers themed to the festival as also well-researched articles on the history, legends and celebration of Dussehra and more. If you like our Dussehra section and want to have your dear ones enjoy it too, click here to refer this page to them. Spread the spirit of the occasion to all. Happy Dusshera! In Varanasi, Dussehra is celebrated in a sacred and joyous.

This year Dussehra is on Saturday, 12 October, 2024.


History History of Dusshera

Know all about the fascinating origin of Dussehra and its significance for the Hindus in Northern India.

Celebrations Dusshera celebrations

Know how the tenth and final day of the Navratri festival, is celebrated across different parts of India.

HD Wallpapers Dussehra HD Wallpapers

Set these attractive images themed to Dusshera on your PC screen and bring home the celebrations.

Legends Legends

Read about some of the most popular legends that are commonly believed to have given rise to this festival.

Ram Lila Ram Lila

Learn about this dramatic folk play of Northern India that commemorates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana.

Rituals of Dusshera Rituals of Dusshera

Acquaint yourself with some of the most interesting and popular rituals of the Dussehra festival.

Happy Dussehra
Greeting Cards

Have a wonderful time sending out greeting cards to all your loved ones.


The festival celebrating goodness over that of evil. Find out more about the significance of this festival.

Dussehra Puja

This page will provide you with the methods of performing the puja as well the requirements needed.

Gift Ideas

Present your loved ones with the perfect Dussehra gifts putting these gift tips to good use.

Craft Ideas

Express the artist in yourself applying these assistive tips and making lovely crafts for your loved ones.


Prepare savory cuisines on Dussehra using these traditional culinary directions themed to the festival.


Test your knowledge with these wonderful quiz related to this event.

Kullu Dussehra

A brief account of how this festival is celebrated in Kullu.

Happy Dussehra