Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Ayudhapuja, is an important Hindu festival celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar. This day falls in the month of September or October. The day culminates a 9 day fasting period of Navratri in the Hindu culture.. “Dussehra” word is derived from Sanskrit; Dasha-hara is a form of Dashanan ravan.


The day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. The day also celebrates the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Dussehra celebration spreads the message of the victory of good over sin.


Ayudha Puje or Ayudh Puja Timings, Penchang


Ayudha Puje or Ayudh Puja is an integral part of the Navratri festival , a Hindu festival which is traditionally celebrated in India. Navaratri as Ayudh Puja is celebrated mainly in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Ayudha Puja is done on Navami Tithi during Navratri. Most of the time, it falls on Maha Navami during Navratri.  It is also called “Astra Puja”, the synonym for Ayudha Puja. In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements”.

Ayudha Puja
Observances Veneration of implements, machines, weapons, books and musical instruments

Ayudha Puja Time


Vijay Muhurat = 14:02 to 14:48
Duration = 0 Hours 45 Mins
Navami Tithi Begins = 22:30 on 9/Oct/2016
Navami Tithi Ends = 22:53 on 10/Oct/2016

Dussehra  Messages, Wishes, Images


Wishes Messages For Dusshera Festival


This Dussehra, may you be blessed with good fortune As long as Ganeshji’s trunk Wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach Happiness as sweet as his ladoos And may your trouble be as small as his mouse Wish you and your family a fun filled Dussehra!

An auspicious day to start with any good work It was today that good won victory over bad May this day clear all hurdels of your life and start new era of well-being Happy Dussehra!


Fortunate is the one Who has learned to admire, But not to envy. Good wishes for a joyous Vijayadashmi, With a plenty of peace and prosperity As the candlelight flame Ur life may always be happy, As the mountain high U move without shy, As sunshine creates morning glory fragrance fills years as Flory, All darkness is far away As light is on its way.

Everyday sun rise to give us a message That darkness will always be beaten by light. Let us follow the same natural rule And enjoy the festival of the victory of good over the evil. Happy Dusshera!Read more


Happy Dusshera Images


Dussehra photo

Photo by NavRooZ.Singh

Photo by Abhishek Shirali