Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India, which is marked on the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja), according to the Hindu calendar.
Dussehra is primarily the celebration of victory of Hindu God Rama over demon Ravana, the king of Lanka. The day is observed with country-wide processions carrying statues of Durga, Saraswati, Ganesha, Lakshmi, and more to nearby rivers or oceans and immersing them. Also, effigies of Ravana are burned symbolizing the victory of good over evil and celebrations are held by lighting fireworks. Also, Diwali or Deepavali festival preparations are started.