Dussehra 2020 (Vijayadashami): The festival Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. This festival is celebrated all over India, Nepal, and wherever there is a Hindu community. According to the Ramayana, on this day the Hindu god Shri Rama killed the evil King Ravana of Sri Lanka who had abducted his wife. This is celebrated as a victory over Ravana by Lord Shri Ramachandra. The festival traditionally represents the legend of Lord Rama and King Ravana (Ramayana). 

Brief Story of Dussehra 2020 (Vijayadashami)

Ravana, the demon king of Lanka (Shri Lanka), abducted the beloved wife of Rama, Sita. Shri Ramachandra rescued his wife, Sita. Proving victoriously by killing the powerful and evil king Ravana.

The Dussehra festival is 10 days long. Culminating on the 10th day, Dussehra is celebrated. It also happens to be a holiday. On the day of Dussehra, large wooden effigies of Ravana filled with dried grass and wrapped by paper, his brother Kumbhkaran, and son Meghnath are burnt.  

Dussehra 2020 (Vijayadashami) and Navratri

Also known as Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durga utsav, Vijaya Dashmi commemorates the day that Durga appeared riding a lion to slay the demon Mahishasura.

The festival is associated with the prominent battle that took place between goddess Durga and demon Mahishasura and is celebrated as the victory of good over evil by the Hindu community. These nine days are solely dedicated to goddess Durga and her nine Avatars the Navadurga by Hindus.

The Legend Behind Dussehra 2020 (Vijayadashami)

Legend has it that the Demon king Mahishasura was granted a boon of immortality by Lord Brahma, with the condition being that he could only be defeated by a woman. Mahishasura attacked all three world’s (Triloks), which includes Earth, Heaven and Hell, because of his boon nobody could defeat him. Then Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva combined their powers to summon goddess Durga.

What ensued was a 15 days long battle between Mahishasura and goddess Durga, during which the demon king kept on changing his form to confuse the goddess Durga. Finally when Mahishasura turned into a buffalo, goddess Durga slayed him with her trident (trishul). According to the belief, it was the day of Mahalaya when Mahishasura was killed.

How Is the Festival of Dussehra 2020 (Vijayadashami) Celebrated at Home?

On this day, Hindu families get together. They feast on special vegetarian dishes of sweet and savoury in the evening.

Who Made Ram-Setu Bridge?

In all the four yugas Supreme GOD KABIR Sahib comes with different names. And change the course of history as HE wants, So that HIS beloved souls could easily recognize HIM. 

In Tretayuga Supreme GOD KABIR Sahib Has Come as Rishi Munindra 

In Tretayuga, two cousin brothers named Nal and Neel were living a bad life. They were mentally and physically ill (which comes under Teen Taap) and all the sages of that time had told Nal Neel that this pain won’t go away as it is written in their destiny, that they have to live with this burden, and they cannot do anything. But, Nal and Neel never gave up hope that one day a saint might come and cure them. This wish was granted when they came to the Refuge of Sage Munindra. HE blessed Nal and Neel and all their pains went away.

Nal and Neel were overjoyed. They started to do Seva in the Ashram of Sage Munindra where they would take the clothes and utensils for cleaning on the river but because of prolonged illness their mental stability had weakened and they would forget to bring back few of these items which would float away, so Sage Munindra granted a boon that whatever thing Nal, Neel would place on water will not sink, be it a stone or a metal utensil.

However, on the day Ram Setu was to be built, Nal-Neel didn’t remember their Gurudev out of the craving for praises. Because of which, the Blessing given by their Gurudev finished, and no stone floated on the water by their hands thereafter. Then, realizing their mistake, both of them remembered their Gurudev Rishi Munindra. Then, it was only with the help of Rishi Munindra ji that Shri Ramachandra was able to create the bridge to Sri Lanka. 

Rishi Munindra Took Mandodari in HIS Refuge

It was Sage Munindra who gave initiation to Chandra Vijay Bhath and his family and then to Mandodari, the wife of Ravana and to Ravana’s younger brother Vibhishana.

After listening to Sage Munindra’s spiritual Sermons and taking initiation from HIM, Mandodari started to plead in front of Ravana to let go of Sita, and mend his ways, but Ravana was a very egoistic person for whom beyond Lord shiva there was no one else.

On the request of Mandodari, Sage Munindra accepted to meet Ravana once and reached the front gate of his Raj Sabha but the guards did not allow Sage Munindra any further as they were ordered to disallow anyone to enter the Raj Sabha as there was a top secret meeting going on. Sage Munindra simply vanished right from the front Gates and reappeared inside the Raj Sabha of Ravana. When Ravana saw Sage Munindra coming in, he was full of rage and anger that whoever has allowed this Sage in will lose their heads.

But Sage Munindra stopped Ravana right then, stating that it was not the fault of gatekeepers but HE can go anywhere anytime without anyone’s permission and Ravana should release Sita and ask forgiveness from Ramachandra. On hearing these words Ravana jumped from his throne filled with rage and anger. He took the sword and attacked Sage Munindra with all his might. Sage Munindra was merely holding a single broomstick in HIS Hand on which fell all the attacks of Ravana, and Ravana got exhausted but because of his egoistic nature he did not listen to Sage Munindra’s advice and paid the ultimate price with his life.

Is Ram the True GOD?

Hindus consider Shri Ramchandra as God and worship him. However, Shri Ramchandra is not the complete GOD. He is in the cycle of birth and death. He too has to endure the sufferings he is destined for. He took birth from a mother’s womb. Holy Rigveda clearly mentions that the Supreme GOD never takes birth from a mother’s womb. HE does not fall in the cycle of birth and death as HE is Eternal. Only by understanding the true way of worship as guided by a truly enlightened Sage, one can attain salvation.

Who Is a True Sage?

A true Sage is the one who can explain all the parts of the inversely hanging world tree according to the Srimad Bhagwad Gita Verses 15:1-15:4.  Today, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the One who is imparting the true spiritual knowledge and the true way of worship to attain the Supreme Almighty. To know who the Supreme Almighty is, kindly listen to the spiritual Discourses of Saint Rampal ji Maharaj on Sadhna TV channel from 7:30 pm (IST) onwards. Please read the free Book GYAN GANGA in many different languages.