PM Modi leads Dussehra greetings in India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings to the people on the occasion of Vijayadashami, also known as Dussehra.
Taking to social media platform, X, the Prime Minister wrote in Hindi: "Best wishes to my family members across the country on Vijayadashami. This holy festival brings the message of ending negative forces as well as adopting goodness in life."
Dussehra, is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated every year at the end of Navaratri.
It is observed on the tenth day of the month of Ashvin, the seventh in the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The festival typically falls in the Gregorian calendar months of September and October.
The festival of Vijayadashami is celebrated in almost every part of India, and within the global Indian diaspora, and there are several tales associated with it, the most popular being the defeat of the demon king Ravan by Lord Ram, one of the most revered God figures in India.
The festival also starts the preparations for Diwali, the important festival of lights, which is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.