<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Navratri celebrations culminate with Dusshera also referred to as Dasara or Vijaya Dashami. As the name aptly suggests, Vijaya Dashami (meaning victory) points out to the fundamental fact that truth alone shall triumph. Evil, falsehood, hate, anger or greed must have no breeding ground. This year, Dussehra will be celebrated on September 30.It is time to recall the inspiring valour of Lord Rama and Goddess Durga to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Demons Ravana and Mahishasura who were known for treachery and destruction were annihilated by divine forces Rama and Durga respectively to remind mankind that truth and goodness alone shall prevail.To remind humanity that good is invincible and that evil will cease to exist, people across India celebrate this festival with great devotion.Mammoth effigies of Ravana are burnt to celebrate the defeat of the demon king at the hands of Lord Rama.Vijaya Dashami also means the triumph of self-control over ten varied vices that flourish in humans. Only when we overcome our shortcomings, we emerge victorious and the ultimate goal is to attain truth and achieve the absolute. And hence it is imperative to give up the following:Kama vasana (Lust)Krodha (Anger)Moha (Attraction)Lobha (Greed)Garva (Over Pride)Irshya (Jealousy)Swartha (Selfishness)Anyaaya (Injustice)Amanavata (Cruelty)Ahankara (Ego)So this Vijaya Dashami, vanquish your shortcomings to emerge as a finer human1. A time for celebration, a time for victory of good over bad, a time when the world sees the example of the power of good. Let us continue the same spirit. Happy Dussehra!2. I pray this Dussehra showers upon you: 1. Shanti 2. Shakti 3. Saiyam 4. Samman 5. Saralta 6. Safalta 7. Samriddhi 8. Sanskaar 9. Swaasthya *Happy Dussehra!*3. Wishing you good health and success. May you be surrounded by the spirit of goodness. Happy Vijaya Dashami!4. May God bless you with all success on the auspicious occasion of Dussahra and you may be capable of defeating all evils in your life.5. On this occasion, I wish all the colors, bliss and joy be with you and your family… Happy Dussehra!6. Everyday the sun rises to give us a message that darkness will always be beaten by light. Let us follow the same natural rule and enjoy the festival of ‘Good defeats Evil’. Happy Dusshera!7. May Lord Rama always keep showering his blessings upon you… May your life be prosperous and trouble free throughout. Happy Dussehra.8. Jaise Ram ne jeeta Lanka ko, / Waise aap bhi jeeten saari duniya. / Is dussehra mil jayen aap ko, / Duniya bhar ki saari khushiyan. Happy Dussehra!9. May the happiness that Durga Puja brings, stay with you throughout the year. Happy Vijayadashami!10. Maa ki jyoti se noor milta hai. / Sabke dilon ko surur milta hai. / Jo bhi jata hai mata ke dwar, / Usse kuch na kuch zaroor milta hai.

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