Vijayadashmi celebrated in Sarupathar
Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi in different parts of India, is a popular festival among Hindus as it signifies good winning over evil.
SARUPATHAR: Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi in different parts of India, is a popular festival among Hindus as it signifies good winning over evil. The word Vijayadashmi is made up of two words, Vijaya means 'victory' and Dashmi means the 'tenth'.
Meanwhile, the word Dussehra is also made of two Sanskrit words - Dasha means 'ten' and Hara means 'defeat'. Hence, Dusseha is celebrated in the month of Ashwin on the 10th day, which according to the Gregonian calendar, falls either in the month of September or October. This year Dussehra was celebrated on October 15.
This auspicious day of the victory of good over evil was celebrated in different ways in various parts of the country, including Sarupathar in Dhansiri subdivision at Golaghat district. There were in all 48 Durga Puja pandals across Dhansiri subdivision illuminated with light and beautifully decorated as well. On Vijayadashmi, the idols of Goddess Durga were immersed in water by devotees signifying the departure of the Goddess from the material world.