Dussehra Updates: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi Extend Greetings

Happy Dussehra 2021: Also celebrated as Vijaya Dashami, the day marks the victory of good over evil. People burn effigies of Ravana on this day across the country.

Dussehra Updates: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi Extend Greetings

Dussehra wishes: PM Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. (File)

New Delhi:

Dussehra marks the culmination of Navratri, which is celebrated across India with much enthusiasm. This year, Dussehra is being celebrated today (October 15) with people extending greetings to their friends and relatives. Also celebrated as Vijaya Dashami, the day marks the victory of good over evil. People burn effigies of Ravana on this day across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, earlier this morning. "Greetings to everyone on the special occasion of Vijaya Dashami," said PM Modi in a tweet.

In a message on the Dussehra eve, President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday greeted the nation and hoped that the festival will strengthen the moral foundation of the society besides inspiring all to work for nation-building. "This festival inspires us to follow the path of morality, goodness and virtue," said the President.

Here are the updates on Dussehra 2021:

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Praying Lord Ram To Free Us From ''Corona Ravan'': Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Dussehra
On the occasion of Dussehra, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he prays to Lord Ram to free humanity from ''Corona Ravan'' amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reported news agency PTI.

His remarks came after performing ''Ravan Dahan'' at ''Lav Kush Ramlila'' at Red Fort ground today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, "This festival signifies the victory of good over evil spirits. Due to the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, large scale gatherings in the city have been restricted. I pray Lord Ram to free us from ''Corona Ravan''. I hope that all the families here live a happy, healthy and prosperous life."

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Haryana Chief Minister On Dussehra: "Let Us All Take A Pledge To..."
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Dussehra: "Infinite greetings and best wishes to all of you on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra festival, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. On this holy festival, let us all together take a pledge to promote virtues while eliminating social evils."
Oct 15, 2021 14:39 (IST)
Vijaya Dashami: Mamata Banerjee Says "May The Melody Of Harmony Remain Intact"
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today extended Vijaya Dashami greetings, saying that everyone's mind is burdened today at the farewell of Goddess Durga. "May the melody of harmony remain intact in Bengal with the blessings of the mother," she said and wished "Happy Vijaya Dashami".
Oct 15, 2021 14:02 (IST)
Dussehra Live Update: Yogi Adityanath Takes Part In Celebrations In Gorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during Dussehara celebrations at a temple in Gorakhpur.

Oct 15, 2021 14:00 (IST)
Dussehra Live News: Arvind Kejriwal Extends Vijayadashami Greetings
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended 'Vijayadashami' greetings on Twitter today. "Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of "Vijay Dashami" symbolizing the victory of good over evil and truth over falsehood," he said in a tweet in Hindi.

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Dussehra Live Updates: People Offer Prayers At Delhi Temple On Vijayadashami

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Dussehra Live News: Cricketer Suresh Raina Extends Dussehra Greetings

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Vijayadashami Live: Border Security Force Soldiers Offer Puja Of Their Weapons
BSF soldiers offer puja of their weapons to mark 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Vijayadashami, in Bikaner.

Oct 15, 2021 12:23 (IST)
Defence Minister Performs 'Shashtra Puja' At DRDO Campus To Mark Vijayadashami

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Businessman Anand Mahindra Shares The "Best" Message He Received On Dussehra

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Dussehra Live News: Sachin Tendulkar Extends Dussehra Greetings

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Dussehra Live: Shashi Tharoor Initiates Children In Writing On Vijaya Dashami

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Dussehra Live: Idol At Pune's Shri Mahalaxmi Temple Draped In Gold Saree On Vijaya Dashami
In Maharashtra, the idol at Pune's Shri Mahalaxmi temple has been draped in a gold saree on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. "The gold saree weighs 16 kg and was offered by a devotee 11 years ago.  The deity is draped in this saree only on two occasions -- Vijayadashami and Laxmi pooja," said Deepak Vanarase, a temple worker, according to news agency ANI.

Oct 15, 2021 11:09 (IST)
Dussehra Live: Women Participate In 'Sindoor Khela' In Patna On Vijaya Dashami
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Dussehra Live News: Cricketer Virat Kohli Extends Dussehra Greetings

Oct 15, 2021 10:45 (IST)
Live News: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Hopes Dussehra Brings Peace, Prosperity
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday extended greetings on Vijaya Dashmi, hoping that the festival brings peace, harmony and prosperity in the country.

"My warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashami. Dussehra is an occasion to remind us that we need to constantly quell the demonic forces within us and foster goodness and harmony," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Mr Naidu.

May this festival bring peace, harmony and prosperity in our country, he said.

Oct 15, 2021 10:40 (IST)
Dussehra Live New: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Extends Greetings
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot extended greetings today on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. "This festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Lord Shri Ram put an end to evil by following the path of truth and righteousness. No matter how big the evil is, it can be defeated by following the path of virtue," said Mr Gehlot in a tweet in Hindi.


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Dussehra Live News: Women Participate In 'Sindoor Khela' On Vijaya Dashami

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Dussehra Live News: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Tweets Dussehra Greetings

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Dussehra Live News: Home Minister Amit Shah Greets Nation On Vijaya Dashami
Home Minister Amit Shah this morning extended greetings on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. "Hearty wishes to all countrymen on 'Vijayadashmi'. This festival of eternal victory of religion, justice, truth and virtue over unrighteousness, injustice, untruth and tyranny inspires everyone to renounce the evils inside them and walk on the path of humanity," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Oct 15, 2021 09:53 (IST)
Dussehra Live News: Odisha's Jagannath Temple To Remain Closed Today
Devotees of Lord Jagannath would not get an opportunity to witness the divine trinity's 'Suna Bhesa' (golden attire) on Dussehra this year, due to new regulations in place in view of the COVID-19 situation.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), in its revised standard operating procedures that will come into force from Friday, said that the 12th century shrine will remain closed for nine days for worshipers during the festive season.

The trinity - Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath - is adorned with golden attire called 'Suna Bhesa' five times in a year, including on the day of 'Dussehra' or 'Bijaya Dashami'.
Oct 15, 2021 09:44 (IST)
Dussehra 2021: Know Why Vijaya Dashami Is Celebrated After Navratri
Have you ever wondered why Dussehra falls on the 10th day of the month Ashvin? According to Ramayana, it was on this day that Lord Ram defeated Ravan, the king of Lanka. Ravan is also known as Dashmukha, means 10 heads. Read here.
Oct 15, 2021 09:42 (IST)
Hope This Dussehra Strengthens Society's Moral Foundation: President Ram Nath Kovind's Dussehra Greetings
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted citizens on the eve of Dussehra and hoped that the festival will strengthen the moral foundation of the society besides inspiring all to work for nation-building. Read here.
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Dussehra Live Updates: President Kovind's Message On Eve Of Dussehra

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Dussehra Live Updates: PM Modi Extends Vijaya Dashami Greetings

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