Dussehra, also referred to as Vijayadashami, Dasara, Durga-Visarjan or Dusshera in Hindu culture is celebrated just after the nine Navratri days. This notable festival begins on the sixth day of the waning moon in Ashwin/Kartika month and ends on the tenth day which falls either on September or October as per the Gregorian calendar. Dussehra will fall on 19 October (Friday) in 2018 as per Hindu Lunar Calendar.
Besides, celebrating Dusshera in the evening, Durga Visarjan is also happened during the day time which is considered as the tenth day of the Navratri. Therefore, according to Hindu calendar, Durga Visarjan is glorified as the last day of Navratri that is celebrated after auspicious nine days of Durga puja among the Hindu admirers. History says: As per Hindu Puranas, this revered day also showcases the triumph of Mother Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura after fighting for nine nights and ten days.
Auspicious Timings of Dussehra (Vijaya Dasami):
Vijay Muhurat = 14:58 to 15:49
Duration = 0 Hours 51 Minutes
Aparahna Puja Time = 14:06 to 16:41
Duration = 2 Hours 35 Minutes
Dashami Tithi Begins = 20:58 on 18/Oct/2018
Dashami Tithi Ends = 23:27 on 19/Oct/2018
Durga Visarjan/Dussehra is also termed as Vijaya Dasami or Ayudhapuja. It is depicted in Ramayana texts that on this venerated day Lord Rama and Laxman killed the Ravana since he had abducted Goddess Sita. Thus, in Indian culture, Vijaya Dasami is the solemnization of immortal victory of good over evil after 9 nights of penance.
Dasara is like a big splendour observance in Mysore city. People come across the corner to witness the beauty of this religious fest in Karnataka state especially through Mysore Palace lightings. And the other major attraction of Dasara is lively decoration on the streets, junctions and the roads using electric bulbs and vivid lights etc. Mysore is marvellously adorned like a splendid bride every year for Dasara festivity and millions of tourists take participation to commemorate this dynamic carnival.