6 Distinct Voices of Dussehra

India is the soul soil known for culture and diversity. Painted with rich colours of history, this land spreads majestically from the tip, Kanyakumari, to the peak, Kanchenjunga. With Hinduism being the predominant religious sect, Dussehra marks a significant phase of the Indian calendar year. Hindus celebrate Dussehra to symbolize the victory of ‘good’ over ‘evil’ or mythlogically speaking, Lord Rama over the evil powers of Ravana. Experience the mystical side of the country while dwelling in the most humbling HeyHolidays vacation rentals.


Dussehra drapes various names across the country. The grandeur is celebrated as Durga Puja in Kolkata, Dasara in Mysore and many parts of Karnataka, Ram Lila in Delhi, and Navarathri in Gujarat. The names may differ, but the celebrations flow an eternal harmony. Blend-in with the festive season and encounter the voices of Dussehra, the most illustrious festival of India.


Mysore Dasara - Witness the procession like seldom before

Dussehra is celebrated with pomp and show in the city of Mysore, around 150 Kms from Bengaluru, Southern India. The festival is pronounced and spelled as ‘Dasara’ owing to the Dravidian descendants. The city’s royal clan ensures the grandeur of the carnival for over 10 days. While Mysore Palace is lit up with magnificence, numerous activities, and the elephant’s procession carrying the Goddess, Chamundeshwari, bring in the distinctive factors to the festival. Step in to be a part of the distinction with HeyHolidays.


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Kullu Dussehra - Experience the Kully Valley

Legend has it that deities’ worship of ‘good’ over ‘evil’ began in the Kullu Valley. Kullu Dussehra marks the dainty decorations of the festival, which is regarded as the most fascinating element in the northern parts of India. On the first day, Goddess Hadimba is carried from the temple in Manali down to Kullu, where she's taken to the palace and praised by the royal family. She is then taken to Dhalpur only to be join Lord Raghunath (the presiding deity of Lord Rama). The fair grounds are alive with exhibitions, cultural performances, and vendors from across India. Be a part of the Indian celebrations with HeyHolidays.


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Madikeri Dasara - The auspicious list has just begun

The festival, which has rolled for over a hundred years is annually celebrated as a ten day event in the town of Madikeri, Karnataka, Southern India. This festive art is enchanted by 4 Karagas and 10 Mantapas depicting the killing of Asuras (demons) by Suras (God/Goddess). People start to assemble, prepare and decorate the festival three months prior to the first day. Be a part of the one-of-a-kind celebrations with HeyHolidays.


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Kota Dussehra - Come alive to the carnival’s beginning

Kota Dussehra marks the start of the festive season. Out of the various entertaining gatherings, this carnival is the most cherished and awaited ones of them all. The peak-point of celebrations is a three-day fair (mela) urging you bring out the rural side in you. The festival is decorated with artisans and other captivating performers who enlighten the stage with ease. The locals assemble at a zone to offer prayers to Lord Rama, while demolishing the effigies of Ravan. Come, celebrate the joy of harmony with HeyHolidays vacation rentals.


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Varanasi: The performance art continues

Varanasi is a town rich in Indian history. The world’s oldest Ramlila performances stage right here. The Ramlila show is a true spectacle to watch, which has run for over 200 years. A thousand devotees gather and take a dip in the holy river Ganga, before they offer their devoted prayers to Lord Ram. Dussehra is a festival celebrated to mark the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Rama, to save humanity from demon king Ravana. Witness a historic event and be a part of the grandeur while dwelling at HeyHolidays homestays.


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Tribal Dussehra - The unique mark of central India

Dussehra is considered to be the most significant festival in the Bastar region, Chattisgarh, Central India. This Dussehra celebration has nothing to do with the triumphant return of Lord Ram to Ayodhaya. This festival is celebrated to honour the local goddess. The festival is believed to started in the 15th century by Maharaj Purushaottam Deo, the then 4th Kakatiya ruler of Bastar. The pomp runs for 75 days and is arguably the longest festival in the world. The tribes are brightly dressed in traditional attire involving in many aesthetic performances. Be a part of the unique mark of Central India, be a part of HeyHolidays.


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