Story of Navaratri and Festival of Dussera

Oct 02, 2019, 01:03 PM
Dussera of Vijaya Dashmi (also known as Vijaya in Bengali) is celebrated every year to celebrate the victory of Good over Evil. This festival is preceded by the 9 day festival of Navaratri, which means festival of nine nights. 

Listen to this episode to learn how this festival is celebrated in different parts of India, particularly Bengal and Odisha, Gujarat, and the city of Mysuru in Karnataka. Also learn about the different legends associated with this festival, such as the victory of Lord Ram over Ravan, the slaying of the demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga, praying ot Goddess Saraswati, and the story of Pandavas and Dussera.

This episode was narrated by Lakshmi, and compiled from a variety of public domain sources including Wikipedia. Music titled Music Box Gift. Story has been produced by gaatha story.