Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.
The festival of Dussehra draws its origination from the great Hindu epic Ramayana which says that the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama killed the ten headed devil Ravana in the Sat-yuga, since Ravana had abducted Lord Rama’s wife Sita. … To commemorate this day, Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is celebrated.
- Observances: Putting tika on forehead, prayers, religious rituals like burning an effigy of Ravana