auspicious occasion is celebrated across the country, with each state following
their unique tradition to commemorate the festival. Navaratri is celebrated
across Gujarat, West Bengal, Kerala, Kashmir, Mysore, and Tamil Nadu, with the
Garba in Gujarat and the Durga Puja in West Bengal being the high spots. In the
northern parts of the country, Dussehra is associated with Ram Lila, which
celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana, whose effigies are
burned on the 10th day. This year, Navaratri begins on October 17 and ends on
October 25, and the 10th day, October 25, marks Vijayadashami/Dussehra.