Essay No. 01
Dussehra is an important festival in India. It is mainly celebrated by Hindus. Every year it falls in the month of September or October. It is celebrated almost twenty days earlier than Diwali. This festival marks the victory of Lord Rama who symbolizes good over the demon King Ravana who represents evil.
Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and joy. In different parts of the country, it is celebrated differently. In West Bengal it is celebrated with the worship of Goddess Durga while in the South, it is celebrated as victory of good over evil.
Dussehra is celebrated for ten days. Preparations for the festival start many days earlier. A big fair is held. Shops and stalls are built near the place where the event is organized. The statues of Ravana, his brother Kumbha karana and Meghnad are prepared. Ram Lila is enacted during the nights. Different events of the life of Lord Rama are dramatized in the Ram Lila. There is great enthusiasm and keenness among people who play different characters in Ram Lila. Thousands of men, women and children gather in the Ram Lila ground to enjoy the show.
On the tenth day, there is a great fair. People in large number come to enjoy the festival. Children are particularly in a mood to have fun. They wear new clothes. There are shops of many kinds. The toy and sweet sellers have a good business on this day. Women can be seen in large numbers around different stalls. Toyshops are crowded with children. Children also buy balloons. Everyone is happy and enjoy their fullest. The entire environment is changed into a festive look.
In the evening, the fair is in full swing. Displays depicting the life and time of Lord Rama are exhibited. The actors playing the role of Lord Rama, Sitamata, Hanuman and Lakshman are taken out in procession. The procession ends in the Ram Lila ground. There is a fight between Lord Ram and Ravana. Ravana is killed by Lord Ram. There is a great rejoice after the act. Then the tall models of Ravana, Kumbhakarana and Meghnad are set on fire. These statues are stuffed with crackers. They start burning with great bang of crackers. Within no time, the models are reduced to ashes. There is a huge crowd of spectators to watch this beautiful sight.
After the end of the festival, people go back to their homes. it is difficult to find way in the crowd. To conclude, Dussehra is a festival of joy and reminds us of the victory of good over evil.
Essay No. 02
Dusshera is a Hindu festival. It is celebrated on Danshvi (10th day) of lunar month. It is celebrated in the memory of Lord Rama.
He defeated Ravana, an evil soul on this day. Ravana was the king of Lanka. Bengalis believe that Durga came on the earth on this day.
The meaning of Durga is victory of good over evil. Nine days before the Dussehra, Ram Lila play is enacted in public parts and fairs are arranged all over the country.
On the tenth day the effigies of the demon kings, Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath are burnt. That is victory of good forces over evil forces. This tenth day is Dussehra.
Schools and colleges are closed for ten days. The children wear new clothes and get toys and sweet. People feast and distribute sweets. Businessmen worship their account books on this day.
Dussehra not only brings joy but also inspires us to win over our bad instincts by good deeds and pious thoughts. It is the most enjoyable of all the Hindu festivals.
Essay No. 03
India is the land of distinct culture and colourful festivals. Each festival in India has its own meaning and purpose of celebration. The festival of Dussehra has a religious-historical meaning and inherent values. It is celebrated on Danshvi (10th day) of lunar month.
According to the great Indian epic, Ramayana, Ravana was a great scholar but a demon. He was the king of Lanka. He was killed on this day by Rama. Bengalis believe that Durga came on the earth on this day. The meaning of Durga is victory of good over evil. We celebrate Dussehra so that our evils are destroyed and goodness triumphs. It connotes ten evils, which man should conquer as ‘Duss’ means ten and Tiara’ means defeat.
Dussehra is celebrated in all the part of India with joy and fervour. The effigies of the demon kings, Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnath are burnt. The play of Ramayana are staged and fairs are arranged all over the country. People feast and distribute sweets. The children wear new clothes and get toys and sweet.
In some communities on this day, sisters put a tilak on their brother’s forehead. They pray for their welfare Businessmen worship their account books on this day. Dussehra not only brings joy but also inspires us to win over our bad instincts by good deeds and pious thoughts.
Essay No. 04
Dussehra is one of the important festivals of Hindus and it falls in the month of October. It is celebrated in the memory of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the king of Lanka. It signifies victory of good over evil. This festival is celebrated all over India for ten days during which the story of Lord Rama is staged in the form of Ramleela.
Every evening for ten days Ram Leelas are held where people of all age group come and watch with devotion and joy the portrayal of life of lord Rama.
The people joyously watch the show from balconies and roofs of the houses when a procession is taken out depicting the marriage of Lord Rama and Sita. Even the routes from where the procession is taken are profusely decorated.
The last day of Ramleela attracts a large number of people in an open ground as three big effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarana and Meghnatha are set on fire. As these effigies burn people shout with joy as it means the end of evil and victory of good. It affirms the power of good over bad. With this the festival comes to end.