Vijayadashami also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year. It is observed on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin or Kartik, the sixth and seventh month of the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar respectively , which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.
The festival also starts the preparation for one of the most important and widely celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after the Vijayadashami.
- Date: October 15 2023
- Also Called: Dussehra, Dasara, Navrathri, Vijayadashami
- Significance: Celebrates the victory of good over evil
- Celebrations: Pandals (stages), plays, community gathering, recitation of scriptures, immersion of Durga or burning of Ravana
- Observed By: Hindus
- Religious Type: Hinduism