Our country is full of different cultures, traditions and festivals. We just love celebrating our festivals and each one of them has its own story behind it. One of the most popular traditional festivals is Navratri or Durga Puja. Navratri is basically a Hindu festival but as we all know our country is incredible because everyone’s religion celebrates each other’s festivals peacefully. We celebrate Navratri 9 days and 9 nights and during this period 9 forms of Maa Durga are worshipped. The 10th day of Navratri is called Vijyadashami. In this article, we will explore some of the best places to celebrate Dussehra in India.
The festival of Navratri is observed to celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. The first nine days of the festival is called Navratri where people worship Maa Durga switch to pure vegetarian food and keep fast for 9 days in order to express their devotion to Goddess Durga. There are also some people who stay on a liquid diet during this period.
We all know that our country is totally incredible where people from different cultures and traditions come together to celebrate different festivals. This festival is being celebrated all over the country but there are some particular places where people celebrate Navratri differently. During Navratri people from all across the country especially in Gujarat, perform Garba dance. On the other hand, people from West Bengal play with “Sindoor” and celebrate the colourful Durga Puja. People from different places decorate the pandals of Maa Durga and celebrate this festival full of happiness, joy and enthusiasm.
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Best Places to Celebrate Dussehra
Navratri has already started and Durga Puja is just around the corner. Hence, here in this blog, we’re going to discuss some of the best places to celebrate Dussehra. So, if you’re also very excited for Durga Puja this year then this article is just for you. Just read the entire post and decide where you want to visit to celebrate Durga Puja this year.
People from West Bengal celebrate Durga Puja very differently. The Bengali Durga Puja is a vibrant celebration by merges traditional customs with the state’s cultural richness. During Durga Puja, the entire city transforms into a kaleidoscope of colourful lights, different colours like a rainbow and fervour. Devotees wear new attire and visit different pandals to offer prayers to Maa Durga. They also enjoy authentic Bengali sweets and delicacies like Sandesh and Roshogolla during pandal hopping. Hence, if you also want to enjoy Durga Puja in Bengali style then this place can be the best for you.
Gujarati people always celebrate festivals very differently and Durga Puja is one of them. During Navratri Gujarat, different communities come together to organise pandals showcasing exquisite idols of Goddess Durga. The whole atmosphere is filled with cultural performances like garba, raas or dandiya with devotional music and the aroma of festive foods. Durga Puja in Gujarat is all about a colourful atmosphere, authentic Gujarati foods, colourful eye-catching Gujrati attires and traditional dance performances like Garba, Dandiya etc.
In Uttar-Pradesh people celebrate this festival just like many other parts of India. Varanasi is one of the best places to celebrate Dussehra in India. We all know that Varanasi is known for its religious significance, and observes Navratri with unique traditions. Devotees often visit various temples in order to express their devotion to Maa Durga. They visit popular temples like the famous Durga Kund and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.
Mainly in North India like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi etc, Navratri is celebrated as a victory of lord Rama over the cruel Lanka King Ravana. On the tenth day of Navratri, people burn the idol of Ravana which symbolises the victory of good over evil. If you also want to celebrate this auspicious festival in a spiritual way then this place can be the best for you.
Himachali people celebrate Navratri with great enthusiasm and devotion. In Himachal Pradesh, the tenth day of Navratri celebration is known as Kullu Dussehra which marks the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya. The Kullu Dussehra is a sight to behold with devotees carrying deities for processions. So, if you also want to witness the unique “Kulla Dusshera” of Himachal Pradesh this year then you should definitely visit this place to celebrate Durga Puja.
In each and every part of India, people celebrate Durga Puja differently. In Karnataka, the celebration of Dussehra is known as Mysore Dasara or Nada Habba. This celebration is very famous all over the country because it is celebrated in the same way as it was celebrated in the 17th Century by the great Vijayanagara Dynasty. This popular Mysore Dasara or Nada Habba is so popular for the elephant processions and huge exhibitions of different things like handcrafts etc. If you also want to celebrate this Navratri or Dussehra in a unique way then you should plan to visit this beautiful place in this festive season.
People of Tamil-Nadu used to celebrate this beautiful festival in a different way. They Celebrate Navratri by worshipping the deities of Maa Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. Three days are separated for worshipping each form of Maa Durga. During Navratri people visit their relatives and their loved ones’ houses to worship the life-sized dolls and also to exchange gifts like bangles, bindi and different types of jewellery presented to married women. They also take part in the Kolu ceremony, in this ceremony the homemade stairway is decked up with different dolls that are claimed to be passed down from one generation to another.
One of the most beautiful things that happen in Tamil Nadu is the unique display of dolls of Golu/Kolu on wooden steps that set the state apart from the rest of India.
These are some of the best places to celebrate Dussehra or Durga Puja in a unique way. Apart from these places, there are some other places also where you can travel during this festive season. States like Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala, Assam etc celebrate Dussehra with full energy and enthusiasm.
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