Happy Dussehra

May the arrow of
the inner light of knowledge
burn the evil dark.

Published by Ishaan Sharma

Hello There! My name is Ishaan, and I am a poet with a wandering imagination. I travel my wide thoughts and pen them down. I look forward to hearing from you!

23 thoughts on “Happy Dussehra

      1. Hi Ishaan, I certainly don’t celebrate “Dussehra”, but you cvan be assured I’m now going to research it though πŸ˜ƒ

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        1. πŸ˜ƒIt is a hindu festival which commemmorates the day a demon king by the name of Ravan was defeated and killed by the 7th avatar(incarnation) of lord Vishnu- Lord Raam.

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        2. Thanks Ishaan……but now I don’t need to research it. What will I do with the time I’ve gained πŸ˜† ?

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        3. OK, so I get it is celebrating the victory of good over evil. However, I’m not too sure where the name “Dussehra” comes into the story as it seems to be about Lord Rama killing th e demon king Ravana (possibly for kidnapping his wife, Sita?)
          Whatever the case, thanks for sparking an interest for me. I now have a little knowledge of your custom, which previously was totally unknown to me.

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        4. Yes it is about victory of good over evil.
          The demon Ravana was referred to as “Dashanana” meaning 10 headed. It could perhaps be an allegory for his vast knowledge and also huge ego. There’s also a tale of him having cut off his own head to draw the attention of God so he could get a boon. Hara means to kill or destroy.
          So Dash+ Hara = Dussehra.

          Yes the kidnapping of Mother Sita was a major cause, but looking at the tale as a whole, both Mother Sita and Lord Rama had taken birth as humans especially for destruction of Ravan who had committed multiple sins in the past.

          It is great to see your interest sir. There’s indeed a lot to know about the Indian culture, and unfortunatey there is also a lot of misinformation over the net.


  1. Thanks so much, Ishaan. I love to learn new things and, in these difficult times, virtual travelling is about the best we can hope for. I would love to visit India, sadly I’ve never been able to and probably won’t get the opportunity easily now. I shall keep looking at your posts and, with your permission, perhaps I
    may throw the odd question at you to learn more?

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    1. You’re welcome.
      You definitely must visit India once the pandemic is over. There’s a lot to see.
      I would love to hear and reply to your questions πŸ™‚πŸ™


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