After nine days of Navratri, the tenth day, which is celebrated as Dusserah or Vijayadashami signifies the victory of good over evil.
The tenth day after Navratri also signifies the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura.
On this day, we celebrate the victory of magnanimity over pettiness, of the big mind over the small mind.
On Vijayadasami, people make an auspicious beginning of art and learning. Children who are to start their education are admitted in a school on Vijayadasami. People who also want to pursue the learning of any art and craft forms commence their studies on Vijayadasami. Vijayadasami forms an auspicious day to start any process of learning as it is dedicated Goddess Saraswati, the source of all knowledge. People place their books and tools before the picture of the Goddess for worship.
It is proven over years and years that any new venture started on this day is bound to be successful. Hence in most parts of India Vijayadashami is selected for starting a new businesses, construction activities (house, building, hospital), taking possession of new house, buying new vehicle, buying gold, booking the first order for the business etc…
Vijayadashami is One of the 3 ½ Muhurtas for Auspicious Beginnings.
1st Muhurta is Gudhi Padva (Chaitra shukla pratipada),
2nd Muhurta is Akshaya Tritiya (Vaishakh shukla trutiya)
3rd Muhurta is Vijaya Dashami (Ashwin shukla dashami)
4th Muhurta is Diwali (Kartik shukla pratipada) is considered as half Muhurta.
New Delhi, India – 24th Oct, 2023
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03:14 PM on Oct 24, 2023
New York, USA – 23rd Oct, 2023
08:14 AM on Oct 23, 2023
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London, UK – 23rd Oct, 2023
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Vijaya Dashami Rituals
- Worship Lord Ganesha by chanting or listening to Ganesha Atharvasirsha.
- Worship Goddess Saraswati with the mantra – Aim Saraswatye Namah 108 times.
- Write your favorite mantra on a notebook preferably with an ink pen. (Avoid black ink).
- Listen to Veena Music.
- Take some time begin important work or new projects. You can also take up something that you have been wanting to learn for a long time and start it during this time.
- Donate notebooks or study related materials to students.