Dussehra Vijayadashmi Celebration Ayudha Puja Timings, puja Vidhi – Dussehra is celebrated on the day when Dashami Tithi (tenth date) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Ashwin month is prevailing during the Aparahan Kaal.
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Ayudha Puja is also Part of Navratri festival (festival of triumph). At some places, the festival is also known as Vijayadashami, as it is believed to be associated with the Goddess Vijaya. Some people also know this festival as Ayudhapuja.
It is also called “Astra Puja”, the synonym for Ayudha Puja. In simple terms, it means “Worship of Instruments”. It is celebrated in Tamil Nadu as Ayudha Pujai , in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as Aayudha Pooja , in Kerala as Ayudha Puja , “Astra Puja” or “Ayudha Puja” in Odisha, “Shastra Puja”or “Ayudha Puja/ Khande Navami” in Maharashtra, and in Karnataka (in erstwhile Mysore State) as “Ayudha Puje”
The festival is celebrated to remark the victory of good over evil because on this day, Lord Rama had killed Ravan.