Dussehra is also known as Vijaya Dashami, which is a festival of Hindus. It is a celebrated the victory of good over evil. It is a very popular festival of Hindus. This year we will celebrate it on 19th October 2018. As per the calendar of Hindus, it is marked on the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja). Dussehra (Vijaydashami) is celebrated on the tenth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing moon) of Ashwin month according to Hindu calendar. It is celebrated as the victory of Lord Ram over Demon King Ravan as well as the victory of Mother Goddess Durga over Demon King Mahishasur. Goddess Durga fought with demon Mahishasur for 9 days and on the tenth day, she killed Mahishasur. So, Dussehra is 10 days celebration festival. Another reason for celebrating Dussehra festival is to please Mother Goddess Durga because the new harvest season starts at this time. In order to make the soil fertile and get a good crop for the year, devotees and farmers perform Durga Puja to please Mother Goddess to draw divine cosmic force to the soil.
In Jaipur, every festival is celebrated with such zeal and enthusiasm as nowhere else. The whole city shines with colourful lightings and wonderful Dandiya dance is organised for nine long days in different grounds of Jaipur. On the day tenth day i.e. Dusshera, people burn Ravana in different destinations of Jaipur.
In Jaipur, Dussehra festival is celebrated by burning giant size effigy of demon king Ravan at night at various public places. Dussehra Fair is organized at these places. Dussehra Fair is one of the largest fairs in Jaipur. An auspicious rally of Lord Shri Ram is processed on the same day at evening time. The rally starts from nearby Temple and ends at Dussehra Fair place. The rally has many tableaus and tableaux related to the life of Lord Shri Ram. When the rally reached the Dussehra Fair place, the giant size effigy of Ravan is burned with fire, crackers and fireworks. People try to get victory over their ill thoughts and ill wills on this day, just like Lord Shri Ram got victory over demon king Ravan.