Vijaya Dashami in Andhra Pradesh in 2020

Vijaya Dashami in Andhra Pradesh in 2020
  How long until Vijaya Dashami?
This holiday next takes place in 342 days.
  Dates of Vijaya Dashami in Andhra Pradesh
2020 Sun, Oct 25Regional Holiday
2019 Tue, Oct 8Regional Holiday
2018 Thu, Oct 18Regional Holiday
2017 Sat, Sep 30Regional Holiday
2016 Tue, Oct 11Regional Holiday
  Summary
Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura.
  Local name
Vijaya Dashami

When is Vijaya Dashami?

Vijaya Dashami is the tenth day of Durga Puja celebrations.

Traditions of Vijaya Dashami

Vijaya Dashami is one of the important days of Durga Puja.

Durga Puja is a Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates the worship of the goddess Durga.

Durga Puja celebrates the ten-armed mother goddess, and her victory over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura.

The world was under threat from the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura, that no man or god could defeat. To vanquish the demon, Durga emerged from the collective energies of all the gods. Each of her ten arms brandished the deadliest weapon of each god.

Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav, Vijaya Dashami commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the Mahisasura. Statutes of Durga are paraded through the streets, then immersed in water.

Other Key days during Durga Puja

The rituals of Durga Puja last ten days with the start and the last five days being special festivals that are refelected in public holidays in some states in India.

Mahalaya

Mahalaya marks the start of the Durga Puja festival.

Maha Saptami

On the seventh day (saptami) of Durga Puja, the goddess started her epic battle against Mahishasura. 

Durga Ashtami

This is the eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations, when the weapons used by Durga are worshipped. 

Maha Navami

This is the ninth day of Durga Puja. On this day, the victory of Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura is celebrated. 

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