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In northern India, large and colourful effigies of Ravana, his son Meghanada, and brother Kumbhakaran are lit on fire in open grounds. In northern India, large and colourful effigies of Ravana, his son Meghanada, and brother Kumbhakaran are lit on fire in open grounds. Dussehra festival is also celebrated by staging Ram Leela, which showcases the life story of Lord Rama and Sita. People of all age groups come together to witness this musical delight. Vijayadashami significance in states of West Bengal and Odisha is widespread. Dussehra, referred to as Bijoya Dashomi in these states, clay figurines of Maa Durga are submerged in water bodies as a mark of farewell.
1. Vidyarambam To answer the previous question, Vijayadashami meaning “victory on the tenth day” is also known as Vidyarambam in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, 2. Sindoor Khela As part of the Dussehra ceremony, married women in the state of West Bengal play with vermilion (sindoor). 3. Wagtail Search On Dussehra, several parts of India have a tradition of looking for wagtails. Finding a wagtail among flowers, elephants, cows, horses, or snakes represents good fortune.
4. Worshipping Professional Tools This time of year is considered highly beneficial in North India for polishing one’s professional instruments. People clean and polish their trucks, buses and other tools. They draw roli and swastika on them. 5. Collecting Banni Leaves This custom is related to the historical tradition of the young Brahmin boy Kautsa’s gesture of distributing gold coins among the poor people in certain parts of Uttar Pradesh.
The following vidhi is prominent in north India. To do the Dussehra puja at home, follow the steps: 1. Step 1: Make Dussehra figures out of wheat flour and make 9 tikkis out of cow dung. 2. Step 2: Then you’ll need to build two small bowls out of cow dung, as well as a lid. 3. Step 3: You keep cash and money in one dish and fruits, juwara, and rice in the other. 4. Step 4: The Dussehra puja is then performed with water, mooli, roli, rice, and flowers. You light the diyas and say your prayers. 5. Step 5: Later, the old bahikhata or the account books are worshipped by offering flowers, juwara, roli, and chawal. 6. Step 6: Following the puja, money is collected from the cow dung box and placed in a safe.
Hailing from the sweet state of West Bengal, sandesh is a popular Dussehra delicacy made with milk and sugar.
Kadakani is a Maharashtrian traditional dish. Generally, kadakani is made for Goddess offerings during Navratri.
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