Importance of Dusshera
People sung songs in praise of
Rama and people in thousands witness this traditional theatre with its exaggerated
costumes, jewelry, makeup and drama. simulacra of Ravana are set ablaze, signifying the victory of good
over evil. In modern times it calls for efforts to destroy the demon of our ego, and
radiate peace and love wherever we go.
Signifies the victory of good over
evil. On this day you pray to Mother Durga to destroy all your impurities, your vices,
your defects. She is to fight with and annihilate the baser animal qualities in the
spiritual aspirant, the lower, diabolical nature in you. Once you have accomplished your
task on the negative side, that of breaking down the impure propensities and old vicious
habits, the next step is to build up a sublime spiritual personality, to acquire positive
qualities in place of the eliminated demoniacal qualities.
People worship the implements/tools
of their professions and distribute the leaves of the Shami tree, which is considered as
valuable as gold, but only for a day to express their goodwill.