Dussehra is called Dasara or VIjayadasami in the southern states of India. The festival is celebrated for ten days, and each day is dedicated to a different avatar of the Goddess such as Annapurna, Lakshmi, etc. On the ninth day, ayudhapuja is conducted, where people offer prayers to all the instruments in their life. On the tenth day, the Goddess is decorated as MaaDurga.
- Key Attraction: The Goddess is dressed up in different avatars for the nine days, and on the tenth day, she is decorated as Durga Devi.
- When: September-October.
- Duration of Festival: Ten days.