Last updated on October 27th, 2020
29. Lord Rama is believed to be the seventh reincarnate of Lord Vishnu, and his victory over the evil king Ravana marks the celebration of Dussehra.
30. Dussehra also marks the homecoming of Pandavas from their exile of 13 years. When the Pandavas had lost their kingdom, they were in exile for 12 years. It was said that if they were discovered in the 13th year, they would have to start their exile all over again. So, on the commencement of the final year, they hid all their weapons inside the hole of a Shami Tree. After the end of the 13th year on the sacred day of Vijay Dashmi, they retrieved their weapons to worship them along with the tree. Thus, Shami Tree is considered to be a symbol of goodwill.
We hope these 30 interesting facts about Dussehra enthralled you and made you excited about this festival. An Indian festival is replete with such stories, tales and facts. Dussehra is one of the richest and most grandly celebrated festivals in India. Use this information to further beguile your friends and family. Have a Happy Dussehra 2018!
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