Friday, September 11, 2015

Dussehra

Dussehra
Dussehra is Most important festival celebrated by all Hindus in India.Dussehra is also known by Vijayadashami,Dasara,Dashain.It is celebrated in Ashwin mas/Month according to traditional Hindu calendar.Dussehra/Vijayadashami means Vijaya-Victory Dashami-10th day.
Dussehra date and time(Tithi)
19th October 2018 (Friday)
Vijay Muhurat = 13:58 to 14:43 Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
Aparahna Puja Time = 13:13 to 15:28 Duration = 2 Hours 15 Mins

2018 October 19
2019 October 8
2020 October 25

when is Dussehra celebrated
Vijayadashami is celebrated by all the Hindu people.On this day Lord Rama killed Demon Ravana and rescued his wife Sita devi.And also Triumph of godess Durga over Demon Mahishasura.    
How is Dussehra celebrated
Ayudha Puja:
All the people celebrates Ayudha puja on 9th day of Navratri/Dussehra.In Mahabharatha the Arjuna took back his weapons which he had hidden in a Vani tree inorder to live life disguise for the promised period of exile period of 13 years including one year of Agyatavas.It is believed that one who begins or renovates his/her learning to work on Vijayadashami day it will secure and achieves grand success as arjuna done in Kurukshetra war.
And the another historical story is The popular legend which was also practiced symbolically by the Maharajas of Mysore, alludes to a historical legend.

The Ayudha Puja is a worship of whatever implements one may use in one's livelihood. On the Dussehra evening, it is traditional to place these implements on an altar to the Divine,the tools and objects one uses each day, it will help one to see one's work as an offering to God. It will also help one to maintain constant remembrance of the divine. In India it is customary for one to prostrate before the tools one will use before starting one's work each day; this is an expression of gratitude to God for helping one to fulfil one's duties.
How to do Dussehra puja at home
Decorate the house with garlands and Mango leafs(that is called thoranas).Make puja for god and tools which uses everyday.Make account book pooja and vahana pooja.
Mantra for Vahana puja:
Make vahana puja by reciting below Mantra
Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam 
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
Atma Pooja Mantra:
Make Atma puja by reciting below Mantra
Om Apavitrah Pavitro Va Saravavastham Gatoapi Va
Yah Samrait Pundarika Aksham Sa Vahy Abhyantarah Shuchih 
Shami Tree Puja Mantra:
Make shami tree puja by reciting below Mantra
Shami Shamayate papam shami lokhitkantaka Dharinyarjunbananam Ramasya priyavadini Karishmanyatraya yathakal such mya Tatra nirvighanktri twam bhav Sree Rampujite

How to do Dussehra puja at office
Make Dousshera Idol or draw image of god with wheat or chuna or with cow dung.Decorate with flowers do puja with coins, roli, fruit, jhuwara and roli.Offer Banana and Jaggrey.Light the deep jyothi and dhoop sticks.Chants the above mantras,prassad offer for poor.Offer Dakshina for Brahmins.And make puja for things/tools which are used for work each day.

how to make ravana for dussehra
How to celebrate Dussehra eco friendly
Use clay Idol for the puja,use the Natural colors.Dont use chemical colors.Use energy saving bulbs,lights for decoration or for lighting.Aovid usage of firecrackers at least reduce number of crackers.Avoid loudspeakers.Use  flowers or paper flowers and bamboos for decoration for Mandapas.Use flower garlands for puja.

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