Dussehra Puja

Dussehra Puja or Dasahara or Vijaya dashami is a festival celebrated in varying forms across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is also called Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri and Durgotsav. It is the culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri festival. On this day Shri Ram killed the great demon Ravana. Now let’s perform Dussehra Puja.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Dussehra Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Dussehra Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Dussehra Puja.

Before doing Dussehra Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Dussehra Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Dussehra Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Dussehra Puja.

We Will Conclude Dussehra Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Dussehra Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Dussehra Puja.

Dussehra Puja Or Vijaya dashami is a festival celebrated in varying forms across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is also called Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri and Durgotsav. In India it is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu autumn lunar month of Ashvin, or Ashwayuja which falls in September or October of the Western calendar, from the Shukla Paksha Pratipada, or the day after the new moon which falls in Bhadrapada, to the Dashami, or the tenth day of Ashvin. It is the culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri festival. It is the largest festival in Nepal, and celebrated by Hindu and non-Hindu Nepalis. In India, the harvest season begins at this time and so the Mother Goddess is invoked to start the new harvest season and reactivate the vigor and fertility of the soil. This is done through religious performances and rituals which are thought to invoke cosmic forces that rejuvenate the soil. In Bangladesh it is a five day long festival and is celebrated in mandaps (congregation).The largest festival is held at Dhakeshwari temple and Ramkrishna missionary in Dhaka. On the day of Dasha-Hara, clay statues of the Goddess Durga are submerged in rivers. The puja is performed with turmeric and other puja items, which are added to the river in order to help the water yield better crops. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Hindawi Swarajya – Maratha Empire worshipped Lord Shiva and the goddess Durga in her Bhawani form before engaging in military expeditions. Dasha-Hara is the festival of Victory of Good over Evil. Buses, trucks and machines in factories are decorated. Dasha-Hara is also Vishwakarma Divas – the National Labor Day of India. Veda Vyasa is considered the foremost guru and Vijayadashami is also celebrated as Vyasa puja. Shastra pooja, or the worship of the weapon Shastra/Astra used by Goddess Durga, are worshipped on this day.

Food Instructions:

Dussehra Puja in north india is celebrated with great enthusiasm on this day rice with curd and suger is eaten.