Looking for when is Dussehra (दशहरा) in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Dussehra (दशहरा) in 2016 will be observed on Tuesday, 11th October.
As per Hindu Calender, the festival of Dussehra (दशहरा) falls on tenth day (Dashami) of Ashwin month.
Dussehra(दशहरा) , also known as ‘Vijayadashami’, is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in late September or early October. However, Dussehra (दशहरा) in 2016 will be observed on Tuesday, 11th October. The festival marks the defeat of evil king Ravana by Lord Rama. Dussehra (दशहरा) is primarily observed in India but is celebrated in all Hindu communities all over the world.
Despite being a Hindu festival, people from other religions and communities too enjoy the festivities and celebrations. The main attraction of the festival is ‘Ramleela’, which is a dance and play performance based on Ramayana. The other main and most important celebration on this day is burning Ravana effigy.
The dates of Dussehra (दशहरा) festival vary every year because of the fact that it is based on Hindu calender and Hindu calenders are based on the Solar cycle. It is one of India’s most joyous and fun-filled festival which promotes the message of happiness and victory of good over evil.