Dussehra 2021 Date: In the year 2021, Dussehra will be celebrated on October 15, Friday. Dussehra is known as Vijayadashami, Dasara, or Dashain and it is a major Hindu festival that marks the end of Navratri.
According to drikpanchang.com, the best Vijay muhurat will begin at 2:02 pm and continue till 2:48 pm. Aparahna puja muhurat will start at 1:16 pm and end at 3:34 pm.
The Dashami tithi will begin at 6:52 pm on October 14, 2021, and will end at 6:02 pm on October 15, 2021.
This festival is celebrated as the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. It also celebrates the triumph of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishadura. Vijayadashami celebrations include processions to a river or ocean front that involve carrying clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed in the water for dissolution and farewell. (Source wikipedia)
On this day, ‘Shami puja’, ‘Aparajita puja’, and ‘Seema avalanghan’ are some of the rituals that are performed during the Aparahna time. (See more about navratri here)