Dussehra holidays declared in Telangana from today
Dussehra holidays declared in Telangana from today

This time the Telangana government has declared a holiday in all the schools in the state on account of Dussehra festival. The School Education Department has announced 12 days holiday from 6th October to 17th October today. "All schools will remain closed from October 6 to October 17 for the Dussehra holiday," the government said in a statement. Schools will reopen on 18 October. At the same time, inter colleges in Telangana will remain closed from October 13 to 16. Colleges will reopen on October 17.

Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra, Dasara or Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated every year at the end of Navratri. It is celebrated on the tenth day in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin, the seventh month of the Hindu luni-solar calendar, which usually falls in the Gregorian months of September and October. Vijayadashami is celebrated for different reasons and is celebrated differently in different parts of the Indian subcontinent.

In the southern, eastern, northeastern and some northern states of India, Vijayadashami marks the end of Durga Puja, which commemorates the victory of the goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura to restore and protect the dharma. Alternatively, it symbolizes reverence for an aspect of the goddess, such as Durga or Saraswati. In Vijayadashami celebrations, on Dussehra, huge effigies of Ravana, symbolizing evil, are lit with fireworks, symbolizing the destruction of evil. The festival also begins preparations for the important festival of lights, Diwali, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.


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