Dussehra popularly also known as Vijayadashami, was celebrated on 11th October, 2016. The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit word Dasha-hara which means Dashanan ravan.This occasion is quiet popular festival which is celebrated across India. Vijayadashami is derived from Vijay which means victory and Dashmi means the tenth day. The festival signifies victory of good over evil.
Dussehra is celebrated in the victory of Lord Rama who defeated demon Ravana and rescued his abducted wife Goddess Sita. Devotees make huge effigies of Ravana in India and burn it symbolizing victory of good over evil.