Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dussehra 2019 – Date, Time, Muhurat, & More

This year, Dussehra is falling on 8 October 2019, Tuesday. Of the many significant festivals that we celebrate in India, Dussehra is a symbol of the victory of good over evil. Two stories are associated with this saying – Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, and the slaughter of Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. This day falls on the tenth day (Dashami tithi) of Ashwin month, and thus has two famous names – Vijayadashami (Vijaya = victory) and Dussehra.

When Is Dussehra 2019

Vijaya MuhuratFrom 14:05:40 to 14:52:29
Duration0 hours 46 minutes
Aparaahn MuhuratFrom 13:18:52 to 15:39:18

Note: This Vijayadashami Muhurat is valid for New Delhi, India.

As per the Western calendar, Dussehra is falling on 8 October 2019 this year. On the other hand, Hindu Panchang states that the celebrations occur during the Aprahan of the tenth day (Dashmi tithi) of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin month. This Kaal takes place from the tenth muhurat to the twelfth muhurat from sunrise. Therefore, if the Dashami tithi transpires for two days, and the Aprahan Kaal occurs during the second day then we commemorate Vijay Dashami on this day. Similarly, if Aprahan is on the first day itself, then so will be the celebration for Dussehra. 

Dussehra Puja

The Dussehra celebrations occur throughout India with great pomp and show. A widespread tradition includes burning a mannequin of Ravana. This custom is a symbolism of burning the evil within us along with the figurine. People believe that our prayers this day receive exceptional results. Let us find out how to pay homage properly with the Dussehra Puja rituals below.

  • One should bathe early and practice meditation to purify their mind and body.
  • Designate an auspicious place in the North-East direction of your home. Now clean it with Gangajal, and draw the eight petals of Lotus here. 
  • Now pray to Goddess Aprajita with your entire family.
  • Offer flowers at the place where you drew the lotus petals and chant the given mantra while invoking Goddess Aprajita. 
अपराजिताय नमः/aparājitāya namaḥ
  • Now recite the following mantras respectively while invoking Goddess Vijaya while facing your left and Goddess Jaya while facing your right. 
उमायै नमः/umāyai namaḥ
क्रियाशक्त्यै नमः/kriyāśaktyai namaḥ
  • Now pay homage to the Gods and Goddesses and complete your puja with utter devotion.
  • Wish for your heart’s desire after the completion of the worshipping and bow to the Goddesses. 

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