Dussehra 2024 In USA: A Celebration Of Good Over Evil

Dussehra 2023 In USA

Renu Dahiya posted on Thursday, Oct 19th, 2023

As the Indian community in the United States continues to grow, the celebration of traditional festivals like Navratri, Dussehra, Karwa Chauth, Diwali, etc. has become an essential part of staying connected to their homeland. Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is a joyous occasion that marks the victory of good over evil. Here, we’ll know when and where Dussehra 2024 will be celebrated in the USA, the significance of this festival, its rituals, and the auspicious Muhurat timings –

When Will Dussehra 2024 Be Celebrated In USA?

Dussehra falls on the 10th day or Dashami tithi of the Hindu month of Ashwin, which typically occurs in September or October. After Navratri 2023, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 12th, Saturday in the USA. 

Dussehra 2024 Muhurat

USA (Central Time Zone)

  • Vijayadashami on Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Dashami Tithi Begins -12:28 AM on Oct 12, 2024
  • Dashami Tithi Ends – 10:38 PM on Oct 12, 2024
  • Vijay Muhurat – 02:29 PM to 3:14 PM
  • Aparahna Puja Time – 01:44 PM to 03:58 PM

India (Indian Standard Time)

  • Vijayadashami on Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Dashami Tithi Begins -10:58 AM on Oct 12, 2024
  • Dashami Tithi Ends – 09:08 AM on Oct 13, 2024
  • Vijay Muhurat – 02:04 PM to 02:50 PM
  • Aparahna Puja Time – 01:18 PM to 03:36PM

Related Topic: – Sharad Navratri Celebrations

Why Is Dussehra Celebrated? | History & Significance

Dussehra marks the end of the nine-day celebration dedicated to Goddess Durga, who represents the power of the divine. Dussehra is also called Vijayadashami (or Dashain), the Day of Victory. Some people celebrate Dussehra to remember the story of Goddess Durga defeating a fierce monster called Mahishasura. Others connect it to the epic battle of the Ramayana.

The main message of Dussehra is that goodness and righteousness victory over evil. People offer prayers for prosperity and good health on this day. 

After Dussehra, the celebrations for Diwali 2024 will begin. Diwali comes twenty days after Dussehra and is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals. It honors the return of Lord Rama to his home after defeating the demon king, Ravana.

Dussehra/Vijayadashami Celebrations In India

During Ganga Dussehra, people visit special places like Prayagraj/Allahabad, Garhmukteshwar, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi to take part in the main rituals such as immersing themselves in the holy waters of the Ganga River. Varanasi, in particular, is famous for its lively Ganga Dussehra celebrations. 

Here are some of the key traditions and customs people follow during Dussehra:

  • Ramlila Performances
  • Burning of Raavan’s Statue
  • Worshiping the Goddess Durga
  • Worshiping of Weapons

Many people actively participate in the custom of bathing in the Ganga River. The mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony is also performed at the Dasaswamedh Ghat, where lamps are lit, and hymns are sung to honor the river and seek its blessings.

Reserve your flights to Varanasi for the most special Dussehra celebrations.

Related Topic: – Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

Dussehra 2024 Events & Celebrations In USA

Get answers to your “Dussehra celebration near me” questions below – 

Update: There are no Dussehra events released for 2024. We’ll update you accordingly. However, here are the previous years’ events you can check.

Dussehra In California, USA

Dussehra Diwali Dhamaka

Date – 21st October 2024, Saturday | 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Address – Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2005 Valley Avenue #Gate 8 Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States

Organizer – Association of Indo Americans

Check out the popular routes below to book your flights from India to San Diego, California at low prices –

Dussehra In New Jersey, USA

Grand 25th Dussehra in New Jersey

Date – 21st October 2023, Saturday | 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Address – Lake Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd, Edison, NJ 08817

Organizer – Indo American Festival Inc. 

Get your flights from India to Newark, New Jersey booked today. Check out the famous routes below –

Dussehra In New York, USA

Grand 8th Dussehra in New York

Date – 22nd October 2023, Sunday | 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Address – 630 LidoBlvd, Lido Beach, New York

Organizer – Indo American Festival Inc.

Here are the popular routes for India to New York flights you can choose from –

Related Topic: – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

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