Happy Dussehra From Goa Streets!

Dussehra celebrates the triumph of good over evil, marking the victory of the Hindu God Rama over the 10-headed demon king of Lanka, Ravana. The epic Ramayana tells the mythical story of the Lord Rama fighting a great battle to rescue his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana.

Dussehra also plays a major role in another¬†Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. The Pandavas¬†were five brothers who fought evil forces¬†with a set of distinctive weapons, which were¬†abandoned when the brothers went into exile for one year. They hid their weapons in a¬†‚ÄėShami‚Äô tree and found them at the same place when they returned from exile. They then¬†worshipped the tree before going to a battle, which they won – an epic also commemorated¬†during Dussehra.

Dussehra also corresponds to the harvest season in India, where religious rituals are performed to invoke cosmic forces that can rejuvenate the soil.

Dussehra is a time for family gatherings and food offerings to Lord Rama, whose victory over Ravana serves as a testament to power of good in the world.

Goa Streets would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a very happy Dussehra! ?