What is Vijayadashami?
Vijayadashami means the win of good over bad as in the case of Ram Defeating Raavan in Ramayana. Lord Ram was sent to exile for 14 years and then during this Goddess Sita was Abducted by the demon Raavan or Dashanan which meant with ten faces. To free sita Lord ram fought a war with raavan for 9 days and he prayed to Durga Maa for her blessings that is why navrata pooja is before dussehra for 9 days.Lord Ram defeats raavan on 9th day and returns to ayodhya with Sita And Laxman and this day is celebrated as Diwali in India.
What Does It Signify:-
What Does Dussehra Signify ? Dussehra Signfies the win of good over bad . It Also Signifies Winning over Anger,Pride,Greediness,Selfishness and one's evil thoughts . On this day raavan is burnt everywhere in India. It Sets An Lifetime Example in the hearts of People.
Celebration Of Dussehra :-
Celebration of Dussehra is done by burning the ravan as usual.
In northern parts of india its being celebrated by worshipping Goddess Parvati before 9 days of dussehra.
In Gujarat People play songs and play dandiya to celebrate Dussehra.
In Southern States The festival plays different role here people exchange gifts and celebrate the festival of dussehra.
Dashami Tithi Ends = 22:28 on 11/Oct/2016