What is Vijayadasami all about?
Legend says this day signifies Lord Rama`s victory over Ravana. It was this day that the mighty battle ended with the death of Ravana.
Some others say that Vijyadasami is the day when Goddess Durga killed the evil demon Mahisha.
Vijay or Vijaya means victory. Since Navarathri is all about good fighting evil, Vijayadasami is the day of victory. The day when the good triumphs.
People are urged to recognise and enhance the Divine within them. And let go their shortcomings and failings.
Vijayadasami is observed by the worship of Sarawathi, the Goddess of learning. People also pray that the Goddess will appropriately bless their tools of work. To help them do well in their jobs.
It is considered an auspicious day for commencing new ventures and starting fresh education. It is believed that any endeavour starting on this day will be successful.
This is one of the most auspicious festivals in India. It signifies a propitious finale to nine days of prayer and worship.